"We all are photographers. Everybody will have their own excuses to take photos. But to me just being able to keep shooting I think it is already in my veins, in my mind, in my heart, in my soul."
Photographer Faustinus Deraet learns more about himself every time he clicks the button on his camera, captures an image, and makes a print. These images are windows into his subconscious (subconsciente) which end up revealing something deeper that needs to be expressed. He also uses photography as a journal of his life as he tries to be fully in every moment and find balance. The work he creates is initially only for himself and is for the pure joy of it. The universality of his images are not as much about a specific place but more a kind of language of relationship, reality, and of something deep in the soul.
What a fun and lighthearted conversation. Faustinus is such charming and humorous guy and his images really speak to me. We talk all about how he got started in photography and speak about his work, views on life, and his upcoming solo exhibit at the Dougherty Arts Center.
“Chilango Subconscious is a collection of street photography by Faustinus Deraet taken in Mexico City. Guided by the artist’s subconscious, chance encounters result in candid images that look closely at the urban environment.”
Dougherty Arts Center
May 11th - June 2nd, 2018
Artist Reception: May 11, 2018 6-8pm
Artist Talk: May 30th, 7 to 8pm
West Austin Studio Tour May 12-13 and 19-20, 11am to 6pm
DAC - Contact Info
1110 Barton Springs Rd. Austin, TX 78704
Monday - Thursday 10 AM - 10 PM
Friday 10 AM - 6 PM
Saturday 10 AM - 4 PM
Some of the subjects we discuss:
His previous career at IBM
Quitting his job
La Vida Privada
Moving to Austin
Making new friends
Looking at yourself
Work about a death
Relationship of things
Repetition of life
Shooting anywhere &
No mobile phone
Joy of the click
Banner image by Faustinus from Chilango Subconcious
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