Héloïse Berns



I graduated from ESA on ’75 in Brussels, photography section, class of 1990. Eight years ago, after some personal difficulties, the need to photograph reappeared as an obvious necessity. Photographing, and “photographing myself” allowed me to relearn how to express myself, to share my emotions. I would say of myself that I am a portrait painter. I try to capture the fragility and uniqueness of each person, each place, each moment. I photograph mainly in black and white, whether digital or film, and I do not use flash. I don’t look for colour but rather the shadows and lights that give the photo its relief, its mystery, its emotion.