InterviewMini expoPassion 7 January 2017
Mini expo: Cleo Goossens

It’s time for talent! Meet Cleo Goossens (1991) a photographer from Eindhoven. She’s been working fulltime as a photographer for the last couple of years and loves the fact that her work makes it possible to create your own world. Cleo: “I think ‘serene’ is something that keeps coming back into my pictures. I love to catch the moment of silence.”

You may introduce yourself! What are you currently working on?
Cleo: “My name is Cleo Goossens. I’m a 25-year-old photographer from Eindhoven. I love animals and I love to travel a lot. Currently, I’m very busy with some own projects and assignments. I’m also planning some travels for 2017. It gives me so much inspiration and energy.”

Were you also a passionate photographer as a kid?
Cleo: “Yes absolutely! Because I’m bad with words I always felt the need to express myself in visuals. When I was twelve years old I started to collect (analog) cameras. I never stopped taking pictures since that moment.”

How would you describe your work yourself?
Cleo: “I think ‘serene’ is something that keeps coming back into my pictures. I love to catch the moment of silence. The main subjects of my photography are faces and places. I like to combine small details of a beautiful face and a never ending landscape.”

Who or what are you particularly inspired by?
Cleo: “I’m very much inspired by music, by traveling and by nostalgia. During one of my trips, I fell for the California Desert. It’s a place I think about often, and I would love to go back soon. It’s hard to explain what it is exactly, but in my opinion, it has something intangible that I want, no, I nééd to capture. For music, the same somewhat applies. I love to listen to old music, it inspires me and gives me a certain feeling and my own unique voice through photography.”

What’s an accomplishment you’re proud of so far?
Cleo: “Last year, I was featured with a series of photos for I-D magazine. It’s called ‘From Woensel With Love‘, starring model Jip Boxstart. That’s something I’m really proud of.”

Any big dreams for the future?
Cleo: “Traveling around the world with my camera. Photographing for amazing brands and artists. And owning a mid-century style desert house in California, of course!”

Love inspiring stories like these? More talented girls who run the planet can be found here! Like to see more of Cleo’s work? Make sure to follow this go-getter on Instagram.

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