siska vandecasteele (1982) is an Antwerp based photographer driven by enthusiasm, people and their little big stories. Her engaging style relies on layers of intimacy and research. Her aim is to capture daily happenings in their purest form, sometimes realistic, often minimalistic. siska approaches the subject with a great lapse of time, essence, respect and honesty. For her personal work she lives among people to feel their common contexts. She meets serendipity compositions by her endless curiosity, humble patience and elegant empathy. For her projects, she went to the West-bank and stayed with Palestinian Bedouins and Jewish colonists, the Chinese hand pollination pear tree farmers in Sinchuan and currently she is working on a story about forain Johnny and his fair life.

Prior to become a freelance photographer siska graduated as a master in graphic design at Sint-Lukas Antwerp.

Her commissions include collaborations with media such as: De Tijd • L’Echo • Knack • Knack Weekend • De Morgen • Serax (house photographer) • Vlaamse Opera • Stad Antwerpen • Gemeente Zwevegem • FFI & Flanders DC • Buro 2 • Janssen Pharmaceutica • 11.11.11 • Dokters van de Wereld • Pasar Magazine • Uit Magazine • The Word • Trendwolves • Sanoma Magazines • Belmodo • Winery Avignonesi • Cultuur Invest • Creatief schrijven • Nina • Abattoir Anderlecht • Sqills • and several advertising agencies…

Site: dries janssens
Design: elvire delanote
Special thanks to all the people I worked with, family and friends.