Damon De Backer (°1996) is a photographer who grew up in a small village called Maldegem. Growing up, he developed a love for music and photography, sound and vision. In 2014, Damon started studying Photography at the LUCA School of Arts - NARAFI in Brussels. In the same year, he also started working as in-house photographer at the Ancienne Belgique, combining his two big interests.
Damon is, as a photographer, always looking through a frame, searching pictures in the world around him. He thinks of ways to distort their reality in order to create new alternative realities, as true as possible. On a human level, he is always on the lookout for interesting people and stories and since he believes that everyone and everything is interesting in his/her/its own way, he never stops looking. This is something that translates to his portraits in which he tries to capture the real personality of the people in front of his camera.
Damon has worked as a freelance photographer for De Standaard, Knack Focus, De Morgen, Studio Brussel and many others. He had several exhibitions in Brussels and one in Lille (France).

EDUCATION

Bachelor’s Degree Photography
LUCA School of Arts - NARAFI, Brussels
2014 - 2017

EXPERIENCE

Freelance photographer
selected clients: Ancienne Belgique, De Morgen, De Standaard, Knack Focus, Studio Brussel, Warner Music BE, FD Magazine, Brouwerij Van Steenberge, Gemeente Maldegem, Gonzo Circus, ...

in-house photographer at Ancienne Belgique, Brussels
2014-2016

EXHIBITIONS

September 2015 - June 2016
Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium

June 2016
L’Aeronef, Lille, France

EPHEMERAL
September 2016 - June 2017
Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium