FAMOUS ARTISTBart Toussaint
‘Landscapes are actually boring. But if you have an eye for detail, it still becomes beautiful.
Photography was instilled in Bart Toussaint from an early age. Not only his father and grandfather, but also an uncle took photographs.
Toussaint himself started photographing as a boy. When we went
I always took pictures. That’s where it started.
By the early 1980s, Toussaint had finished studying social work. But work was
not there in those crisis years. For fifteen years, Toussaint ran a garage business, then he found work in an asylum seekers’ center. Three years ago he became a caregiver.
Meanwhile, there was a lot of traveling. And photographed. Landscapes and people. ‘Landscapes are actually boring. But if you have an eye for detail, it still becomes beautiful.
What matters is the light. I can really enjoy that. But my heart is in portraiture. Making contact with people. Taking the time and
listen to what someone has to say. No, the stories people tell me,
I do not write down.
In the coming years, Toussaint hopes to travel even more. And take photographs.