Sweet Vaasa luo luonnollisia ja inspiroivia kohtaamisia taiteilijan ja kahvilakävijän välillä. 30.10-24.12 aikana Sweet Vaasa muuttuu Sweet Art #1 nimiseksi galleriaksi, jossa on myös kahvila. Näyttelyn taiteilijat ovat Ken Kackur, Pia Lehto ja Dieter Berghmans ja sen tuottajana toimii Johanna Stenback tuotantoyhtiöstä Jokowski. Sekä kaikilla taiteilijoilla että tuottajalla on vahvoja yhteyksiä Pohjanmaalle.
Sweet Art on myös alku uudelle sarjalle erikoistapahtumia. Sweet Vaasa tulee tulevaisuudessa toimimaan inspiroivana ja luovana kohtaamispaikkana, missä vaasalaiset voivat kohdata toisiaan leivosten, ruuan, keskustelujen, taiteen ja musiikin ympäröimänä.
Some say that they can't not make art. I think I belong to them.
Sometimes I work on art projects of my own. Other times I take part in projects of my friends and then other times art just happen to me through everyday life. This exhibition contains all of those.
I always try to capture a feeling. I'm interested in what I see but even more in what I don't see. Even when photographing architecture, things and landscapes.
I consider myself to be a people photographer but I've noticed that I don't always include persons in my photographs and when I do one seldom sees their faces. Actually I hope that the anonymity can help the viewer to imagine themselves, or maybe a relative, in my pictures.
Perhaps my next project will show peoples faces. Or not.
Born in Vasa 1989. Graduated with a BA in Cinematography from the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Stockholm 2015.
Currently working with a documentary TV-series for SVT.
How does your past affect your quality as a dad?
There were nearly 2.0 million lone parents in the UK in 2011,
men accounted for 8 per cent of lone parents.
(Source: Office for National Statistics)
Together with the documentary filmmaker Ellen Fiske, I followed Gary, Stephen and Steve who are single dads participating in a parenting course in Motherwell, Scotland in 2014.
The course provides a structured environment for lone fathers, where they learn how to improve their relationship with their children.
They meet in group-sessions to talk about feelings, but also to prove to the social services that they are capable of caring for their children.
By widening our horizons we widen our minds.
By experiencing other ways of living,
We gain new insights and see our own reality in a new light.
By sharing our stories, we inspire others.
In this way the circle continues and the stories live on.
Originally from Belgium, I moved to Australia at a very young age as I was looking for a way to live true to myself. People and nature have inspired me all along and with a true passion for photography, I have discovered a way to not only express myself, but to also tell other people's stories. Following my partners' roots back to Ostrobothnia, we just recently settled in Jakobstad, and also here I will continue to tell stories and inspire others.
The photographs I choose to be part of this exhibition are some of the people that left lasting memories during my travels in some remote parts of the world, while working on the "Sisters of craft" project. People that trusted me and allowed me to be part of their story by capturing their true soul, so that it could be shared with the rest of the world.