Meet Bibi Euse
Bibi Euse is a Ghent-based photographer with a Colombian heart, a story teller in colors and moods. And words: anyone who's met her, will agree.
Behind each work is a profound story, which you can read when you click on each work below. It is very important to her that the pictures we collaborate on were taken at a time where she was extraordinarily happy.
Images find her on her walks and she waits for them: she returns the next day, if the light is not right or a flower is not blooming. A particular view can suddenly be ready where it was plain before.
Bibi in Rwanda
Bibi strongly believes in het gut feeling, and in organic changes. "You put blocks into motion in areas of your life you're not happy with, and then you have to trust the process. When the time is right, the change will happen."
Going on a volunteering trip to Rwanda has been such a path of change and trust.
"A friend named one of her works, ‘We All Need To Fill A Gap’, and I believe that. When I went to India, 4 years ago, I started having this idea I wanted to volunteer. Last year a friend moved to Rwanda to work with the Red Cross. I visited him, and I got super excited to help out. But soon after my arrival, the outbreak of corona happened."
After a rushed return, her dream kept lingering and she found a new project. Bibi is currently in Rwanda, working with the Nyamirambo Women's Center.
"This is a time of my life where I have the freedom and the space to do it, and I’m risking so much but less than in another moment of my life. I’m just in the beginning of this episode."
These three images were sold as a Fundraising Trio in September 2020, to, well, raise funds for this trip.
Currently in the Quiet Company collection
Two works by Bibi Euse are currently for sale through Quiet Company: the magnificent 'Mango' and 'Banana'. Each work has an extraordinary story behind it.
'Banana Plantation' was taken in Bibi's favorite place in Colombia, on "the calmest walk you can make". Read more about 'Banana Plantation'.
'Mango' depicts a powerful mango tree that is taking over the garden of her maternal home in Colombia. "It’s extremely powerful. I feel connected to it." Read more about 'Mango'.
Both works are available in large or medium format. We finished them with Bibi's favorite frame, in white painted and brown stained wood. The small works are currently hanging in the Designer Loft; the large ones inspire The Co.Lab's meeting room.