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 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."
Planning for a three month-volunteering job in 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. Soon, the time will be right and the change will happen: she's leaving for Rwanda at the end of September.
"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."
Bibi’s savings for this trip were eaten away by the past Covid months. That's why we're launching a fundraiser, with three prints of her favorite pictures, from the main corners of her life: Colombia, Belgium and Rwanda. They bring colour, emotion and calmness, and fit together majestically.