Evelien Vanderstraeten (°1988, Halle) studies photography at the Academy for Visual Arts in Anderlecht, Brussels. Her work focuses primarily on the public space that surrounds us, as well as its inherent emptiness. Every image is carefully constructed, seemingly innocuous details often become key elements of each composition. Minimalism sets the tone and in many of her images a human presence clearly lingers somewhere in the background, though rarely shown explicitly. While architectural photography is her main focus, the same realistic approach can be found in her landscape-, travel- and still life-photography.
Evelien is a commended photographer at the Sony World Photography Awards 2017 in the category “Still Life”. Past exhibitions include TWENS Leuven, Fotofestival Overpelt, Fotocafé Kortrijk, Heart for Life Antwerpen, Fotonale Brugge, Shoot for Good Brussels and others. Her work has been published in Shoot Magazine (BE), NOICE Magazine (US) and on various websites such as www.joker.be (travel), www.floatmagazine.us and the independent platform Minimal Zine.
Artworks by Evelien Vanderstraeten