My name is Brigitte Storms (° 1970). I was born and raised in Antwerp (BE).
My passion for photography started with traveling. I try to capture the strange cultures, the untouched beauty of nature, the wildlife… in a intriguing way with images that speak. Even though there are very beautiful and fascinating places close to home, as well as elsewhere in the world, I feel very attracted to the African continent. The warmth, the scent, the sincere friendliness of the African people, the nature, the fascinating and versatile safari experiences, give me a blissful feeling every time.
Over the years my photography evolved from objective registration to a more creative and artistic expression. Fellow nature photographers, texts, but especially my own life experiences, both positive and negative, inspire me to photograph creatively.
In the past year I followed an art program (Story/Visual Language), which led me to the core of my story. It turned out to be an inspiring quest, which gave me, as a photographic artist, more insight into what I want to depict and how. But above all it gave me more insight why I photograph and why I want my photos to be more meaningful, for myself and others.
I like seeing that my work also helps the viewer to detach from everything that doesn't matter in life to get to the essence.