Feline De Coninck (°1991) is a Belgian self-taught photographer and social worker.
On a personal level, she relishes the balance between her job as a social worker and her passion for analogue photography.
She is currently living and working in Ghent.
The work of Feline De Coninck, is intimate. Looking at her photos is like reading a diary, revealing an unknown story to the attentive viewer.
A tender consideration is shown for everything that surrounds her.
She seeks to capture, with care and serenity, the people and places from her environment, her personal life.
She uses her camera with a lot of intuition. Without a set goal, she gropes for the ineffable that moves her. Seeking stillness.
Feline is fascinated by people, by how they relate to each other, and how they change. She is intrigued by how her lens reveals beauty, vulnerability and the invisible.
Her sober images are often characterized by a profound melancholic longing, stillness also, as if not affected by time.
Analogue is a resolute choice for her. She loves the slow process of development, the resistance of the material and the limited amount of shots to be taken.
Developing and printing her photos in her darkroom brings her a unique kind of serenity. It is almost therapeutic. For a brief period of time, she then lives in another time; the world of her images.
It seems as she attemps to draw time to a halt with her camera.