“I wanted to portray the violent transformation of nature in the European periphery. I have experienced that the concept of wilderness, and virgin land untouched by humans, has disintegrated.” –Helene Schmitz
Ophélie was born in Lille, France and discovered her passion for photography at the age of 10.
Since then, she has been living with her camera in her bag every single day, constantly looking for the perfect light, sensitive faces, and unexpected moments.
After studying art and obtaining a bachelor’s degree in photography at the Ecole Supérieure des Arts in St-Luc, Ophélie moved to Paris and Strasbourg where she became editor-in-chief for fashion articles in local magazines until 2014, the moment when she returned to Brussels.
Her work combines femininity, fragility, fashion and aesthetics.