Having built a solid foundation of 15 years of experience in art buying and photography, Ingrid Deuss started her own photo gallery in Antwerp in 2011. She selects each artist with whom she partners up with great care and offers in her gallery a platform to both young, upcoming talent like Isabel Miquel Arques and Nicolas Karakatsanis and established photographers like Karel Fonteyne, Marcel van der Vlugt and Rankin. Owning a degree in photography herself, Ingrid has a keen eye in which (inter)national photographers meet outstanding standards, are able to develop a personal style signature and dare to explore the unbeaten track of fashion and portrait photography.
All selected photographers are invariably characterized by their great artistic sensitivity and personal expression. To Ingrid all photography exhibitions she hosts starts from a handpicked selection out of the artists collection. To her, love at first sight in regard to the photographs chosen is a must. Emotion is key! “Each photo must appeal immediately to my personal sense of beauty and must incite me to re-discover new aspects each and every time I look at the photograph again”, she states. Next to this, she prefers her photographers to have an “old school” mindset as far as the technical aspect of photography is concerned whereas exploring new creative roots in regard to vision and imaging itself is equally essential. At every exhibition Ingrid puts on display unique pieces so that photography can be upleveled to a unique piece of art. Like buying an exclusive painting.
During the summer of 2013, Ingrid hosted the Polaroid collection of Andy Warhol (courtesy James Hedges) at the villa Nightshop in Knokke organized by Jan Hoet Jr. and Delphine Bekaert. In January 2013, she successfully introduced “Smoking Kids” by Frieke Janssens in the New York photo scene. In November 2013, she hosted her second exhibition in the VII gallery in Brooklyn, New York where she introduced the series “CHROMES“ of the Belgian talented photographer Nicolas Karakatsanis (Director of Photography “Bullhead”) to the American public.
Ingrid is also a freelance artbuyer/producer for advertising and fashion with 15 years of experience. Her services covers budget management, art buying, location scouting, set design, stylism, hair & make-up, accommodation and more.
Previous Artbuying clients include DuvalGuillaume, Air, Nikon, Olivier Strelli by Beka, Xandres, Kipling, Eastpak, Wilkinson and more.
Ingrid was the Production Director for UK Vogue “ September issue Lady Lux “ with Mario Testino.
Ingrid has also been Co-Production: (production executive) for American Vogue with Mario Testino, LadyGaga and more.
For more information, visit Ingrid Deuss Production website.
Credit: Charlie De keersmaecker
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