Fleur Boonman (33) lives in Bali. She is a photographer (art &fashion) and currently working on the movie ‘Portable Life’. I saw her in a televisionprogram called ‘We are from Belgium’ and she looked like a very sweet woman living a dream life at the other end of the world. After the program I looked up some of her work and I must say I really like her photography. I got a little curious and wanted to know more so I contacted her.
Here is a little interview and my favorites amongst her photography work.
I am looking for the poetry in reality.
I studied audiovisual arts at the Rietveld acedemie in Amsterdam.
I wanted to make images,still as well as moving images.
I wanted to make visions, spot them as well as create them.
Technique is only to be used within the vision ,
but vision comes first.
As with all arts talent is just a gift.
Commitment is 60 procent of the job.
Very difficult, most of them are taken on travels all around the world…
There are all kinds of travel stories behind those images.
The more extreme, the more daring, the more inspiring.
Colors, materials, shape… light.
When I was 17 I left home with not more than 700 euro and started travelling and working my way around the world (North America, Canada, Mexico, Fiji, Australia, Indonesia, Thailand, India, Nepal, …)
At that time there was no email or mobile phones yet.
I came back 2 years later.
Did you prepare things in advance or was it more impulsive?
I ALWAYS PROMISED MYSELF TO MOVE TO THE TROPICS BEFORE TURNING 30
After my relationship ended and I turned 31 I thought it is now or never I just went.
I had 1000 euro and I just thought if I could do it when I was 17 why not now…
Although everything starts by taking the first step yourself, to dare to dream, to dare to follow your dream, all what is supposed to be will follow.
I belief if things are meant to be they will… I guess it was meant to be…
It is great, challenging, exciting , tiring but so beautiful.
Want to see more: take a look at her website www.fleurboonman.com