I was born in 1959 and I live in Zwankendamme, Belgium. I'm a housewife and part-time nurse, married and mother of 2 sons and 1 daughter.. with a huge passion for photography.

On my 12th birthday I got a small camera and I mainly photographed people like friends, family and later on especially my 3 children.

When I bought my first analogue SLR back in 1996 at the local professional photographer Paul Gheyle, he asked me if I was interested in a photography course. I mainly wanted to master the technique... my passion was sparked.

I photograph nearly all subjects, but my greatest passion is for portraits and streetphotography, because that way I can involve people.

Now that I have somewhat mastered the technique I photograph more from my instinct: spontaneous, dynamic, letting the picture speak for itself... without loosing sight of the technique and composition.

For me a picture must have that "little extra", be stylish, convey my own vision, make people wonder, ... Those are the things I aspire.

I also like black and white photography more and more. Pure nostalgia, timeless, play with lines and surfaces, contrasts, structures, ...

Thank you for visiting my website.
If you have any questions you may always contact me at info@joellecarton.be