Katrien Vercaigne is a Belgian freelance photographer who studied one-year graphical design, after modern languages at elementary school, before studying photography at the national radio and film institute in Brussels. She graduated with a thesis and a masterwork in fashion. Immediately her first job was a press folio in 1993 for a Belgian band called Elisa Waut. The pictures knew a wide spread in magazines and newspapers. This was the start of more pictures from Belgian artists and bands for magazines and portfolios.
In the mean time, she started working with models on assignments for fashion and beauty shoots. She was selected by Pentax Benelux at the Brussels Expo to exhibit 10 photos of her work at a professional photographers expo. At the 'Classics' expo in Kortrijk, she was asked to cover the runway show from Pierre Balmain that was showing his couture designs.
But when fashion turned to "grunge" Katrien decided to turn away from this, with the from time to time glamorous exception to the rule.
Having had personal challenges, she prioritised her direction in photography, finding herself more self-assigned. This led to new projects in interior and outdoor lifestyle shootings and a Victorian themed exposition with about 50 photographs on show.
Her work combines glamour and personality in decorative and nature settings.
You can see more work from Katrien soon at her own website www.fotokatrienvercaigne.com.