About



I am passionate about photography, both in research and in practice. I am currently living in Antwerp and working as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Leuven, Belgium.

CONTACT  nathalie.vissers.1[at]gmail.com

AS A PHOTOGRAPHER, I LIKE TO MAKE VISUAL STORIES WITH PHOTOGRAPHS.  

I am still searching for what kind of photography projects suit me best, but I like how photography allows to take things out of their regular context and put them in a context with other images, where it gets an entirely different meaning. You can find my trials and errors on this website.
AS A RESEARCHER, I STUDY OUR AESTHETIC REACTIONS TO PHOTOGRAPHY.

I recently finished my PhD project: ‘Unweaving the rainbow: A multi-method approach to the empirical aesthetics of photography’. In this project, I studied how people look at, and aesthetically appreciate, photography. The project was part of the research lab of Experimental Psychology,  embedded within the GestaltReVision research project at the University of Leuven. 

Beyond the scientific articles for the project, I also aim to share my results to a wider audience of photography enthusiasts. 

You can read an introductory article (in Dutch) on the field of empirical aesthetics in Breedbeeld’s online magazine: Schoonheid en wetenschap
 

Artistic CV

Exhibitions
  • 2020: IN SIDE OUT - outdoor group exhibition (Bosland, Belgium) - Tips from an Introvert series
  • 2019: Art-Science Poster & Exhibition at Visual Science of Art Conference (Leuven, Belgium) - Field Trip to the Milky Way series
  • 2018: Field Trip to the Milky Way at 44 Galery (Bruges, Belgium)  - Field Trip to the Milky Way series
  • 2018: A Moment - group exhibition during  cultural festival ‘MoMeNT’ (Tongeren, Belgium)  
  • 2016: BredaPhoto International Photo Festival 2016 - masterclass BredaPhoto (2016, the Netherlands) - Field Trip to the Milky Way series
  • 2016: PhotoTWENS Unexposed - group exhibition (Leuven, Belgium) - Field Trip to the Milky Way series
  • 2016: ISSP Final Exhibition (Kuldiga, Latvia)
  • 2016: BAC atelier exhibition at AGORA learning centre (Leuven, Belgium)
  • 2016: Photo View - travelling group exhibition (Belgium)


Online Publications

Offline Publications
  • 2020: Shoot magazine: Article about winners ‘INSIDE’ open call - Tips from an Introvert series
  • 2019: Image in season catalogue Opéra national de Paris for Hiroshi Sugimoto/William Forsythe ballet
  • 2016: Exhibition catalogue PhotoTWENS
  • 2016: Beeld Express: Article about BredaPhoto masterclass - Field Trip to the Milky Way series


Talks
  • 2018: Art-Science talk for masterclass BredaPhoto, Breda
  • 2017: Lecture on art photography for Photography Club KU Leuven
  • 2017: Art-Science talk at Recyclart, Brussels
  • 2016: Pitch at De Donkere Kamer, Gent

Workshops & Residencies
  • 2019: BAC Atelier Resident/Leuven
  • 2017: Photobook workshop/FOMU Antwerp
  • 2016-2017: ISSP International Masterclass/Latvia & Sicily
  • 2016: ISSP International Summer School of Photography/Latvia
  • 2016: BredaPhoto Masterclass/The Netherlands

Education
  • 2014-2017: Analog & Digital Art Photography at SLAC academy for visual arts/Leuven
  • 2008-2013: Bachelor & Master of Science in Psychology/KU Leuven

© Nathalie Vissers, 2022 - Photographer & Researcher