About Patrick Creemers
“Hi VOLO Readers!
Patrick Creemers was fascinated by art since he was a child, growing up with his mother Christian Deltour a well know aquarelle painter.
His house was filled with nude and still life paintings. He grew up surrounded by a world of fantasy and art.
He was fascinated by his grandfathers Voigtlander camera which he was not allowed to touch, but of course which he did when no one was looking.
When his father found out of his interest, he told him to stop it and go get a degree, because selling film at the local Kodak shop is not a future.’
Patrick agreed, he too had no interest in trying to sell film at a store on a railway station. He became an orthopaedic shoemaker.
His passion took a back seat till a twist of fate brought him back to it. He had started teaching at the art school in Saint-Niklass (shoe design) and he was told to photograph the shoes created by the students.
At that point his interest got rekindled and he bought a Nikin D70 and started to travel and take pictures of everything he found interesting.
Karl Louis (featured in VOLO) who became his friend invited him to a nude workshop in Sardine and Patrick immediately graviated towards shooting nudes… The next step was a trip to LA to work with Charles Lucima in a workshop.
By this time he was shooting with the full-frame D4 cameras and projects were lining up. He did an exhibition at the Zimmerhof Hotel and Fashion One interviewed him about his “Digital Soft Light” style of images. Patricks style has been widely acclaimed as a style that could previously only be done with film.
Patrick Creemers says “Holding the camera gives me the power to stop and enjoy the light, the light that makes us see everything after all””
Find his work on VOLOMAGAZINE.COM