Now it's time for an interview that is long overdue. As head of the editor team, has played an enormeous part in making this magazine what it is. Besides her great contributions to the community, Yvette is also a wonderful photographer in her own right. Thanks to for conducting the interview.
First things first. If I was checking in at 1X at this precise moment and the first thing I did was to read this interview, briefly, what would I need to know about .
I'm a child of the Belgian coast and the Flemish Polders. It is reflected in much of my photography, whether it is about the sea, the long straight polder canals or the weather beaten trees bent by the Southwesterly winds. The landscape in which I was born and raised, and where I still live today, is grand. It lets the eye travel to a far horizon which in turn invites to look further and seek new ones at home and abroad. In search of new horizons I have traveled to Australia, Nepal, Canada and the United States.
Traveling not only means new horizons. It also means experiencing deeper emotions. I capture these emotions in my images, which give them much more meaning than just being a recording of a landscape, a tree, a waterfall, the sea. My photography is purely emotional. I want to give my photos a soul, I want to capture the emotions I felt when I took the photo and show them in the processed image. Every photo is a reflection of my soul.
Now we know about Yvette the photographer but what about Yvette, head of the 1x editorial team? Are these two persons “connected” in some way or do you try to keep them apart to do these separate taskes?
First of all, dear Paulo … Many thanks for inviting me for this interview. It came so unexpected. I really feel honoured. To answer this first question: NO !!! It's impossible for me to keep these tasks separated. Let me explain why. I joined 1x in January 2013. Before that, from 2005 untill 2009 I put my marks on another photography site ”Photoblog” by commenting a lot. It's my all time favorite activity because it always was enriching and inspiring to me and also because I know very well how important feedback is, especially for beginners. That's where I learnt to “read” images. After a while, I became a curator on that site. Together with 5 other curators spread all over the world we had to pick out 5 “images of the day”. At the time, we were not called curators but “blog gods” because nobody knew who was curating the images.
Unfortunately, in June 2009 the site was sold to a new owner who deleted all the works – even from professional photographers to start a completely new concept. Members were angry and lost !!! Than I went to Flickr and created a group for ex-Photoblog members to keep in touch. I never felt at home on Flickr especially since the “explore” images are choosen via a algorithm with no human intervention.
Then, my Canadian photo friend discovered 1x and thought that this was a site fitting perfectly well for me. I opened a Pro account and started to do what I used to do on the old Photoblog: uploading images and commenting to get inspired by the many talented photographers I was amazed to discover. Yes, this was my new home … I went to a few meet-ups and the circle of new friends increased very fast. In Spring of 2014, I organized a 1x meet-up together with Piet Flour in Bruges. It became a huge success. About 36 members from 15 different countries arrived in my home city. We spent two fantastic days together. Ralf Stelander, the founder of 1x was there too.
Because of my “popularity” due to my comments, he asked me to function a little bit as a 1x ambassador and asked me to start doing interviews with our members and with well known photographers. It was very exciting and I loved to do that. Later on, the idea was born to create a Magazine together with a team of editors. Every three months there was an issue in magazine format.
Since November 2015, the concept has been changed and became an online Magazine with daily publications. I love it, and with the help of a fine team of editors it is becoming better and better. Uploading my own images and commentary is closely connected to my “job” as Head Editor. For me it is one single package.
Can you tell us how you became interested in photography?
In fact, I'm a “late bloomer” in spite of my long lasting interest in this art. But the day of my 48th birthday, my oldest daughter gave me a present that would change my life. She offered me a course in photography. I engaged myself 100% and was quickly trapped in a whirligig!!! At this time the analogue era was in full bloom and the digital era was still a dream.
In less than 3 years, my amateuristic love for photography became an passion. I began to develop my films at home and made my contact sheets by turning the bathroom light on and off. Crude but effective. At school, we had about 8 small darkrooms with Durst enlargers. We used to develop 5 pictures out of one filmroll with a specific theme each week. I felt so limited to only having the opportunity once a week to develop my images, that I bought my own enlarger, a fantastic Meopta.
I established my first darkroom in the bathroom, which was a huge job installing everything, sometimes for only one picture. My enlarger was on the edge of the bath tub and I projected the images onto the floor. After developing I rinced the prints in the bath and dried them on the tiles around the bath. Eventually the attic became my real darkroom. Every Friday evening I spend hours in it. Sometimes going to bed when the sun was about to rise. I was in my own magical world, just me and my photos.
I had some exhibitions and particpated to many photo contests. I won a few awards and am still proud of especially these two:
Photography is a big word with many meanings. What is “photography” for you? Are you “open” to all kind of meannings or are you more restricted in the meaning of the word?
Photography for me is the ultimate way of expressing my deepest feelings. I'm surely open to many kinds of meanings. In the beginning, I was often jealous when looking at the work of others. I was inspired and did experiment. I tried to “imitate” some styles but that didn't work for me. Finding your own style is essential, it doesn't matter what the subject is. I shoot with my belly. My analogue knowledge helped me a lot when I switched to digital. Nowadays, digital photography offers so many more opportunities to be creative. I am openminded to all kinds of photography as long as the image I'm looking at moves me.
As a viewer of other´s work, what do you expect to see in someone´s image? What are the qualities and flaws you seek in other´s pictures?
That is a difficult question !!! I don't have any real “criteria” when “reading” an image. What matters is the soul, the emotions, the story. Not just technical perfection...
You shoot a wide specter of motifs, as we can see in your 1X gallery. What is your drive or motivation to chose your photography subjects?
My state of mind and inner life are my muses. Apart from decisive moments, for example snapshots which I handle fast using my intuition, I love to let myself be totally imbued by a scenery or landscape. I can lose myself in what I see for minutes before starting to shoot and try everything possible while post-processing to transmit to the viewer all what I felt during that moment.
We all know your outstanding work as head editor and as a photographer, here on 1X. Outside the “web” do you have other photography projects?
Not really. I feel so good being head editor, commenting and still be inspired by 1x that I don't plan any huge projects. The 1x Magazine is my best project ever.
Of course, I will keep on shooting and never will refuse interesting projects or exhibitions if I'm asked to participate. I'm 68 young (but still young at heart). Too late to try to commercialize my photography or to make a living out of it. But I cannot imagine my life without photography ;-)
And for the future editorial work, here on 1X, do you want to share some future “secret” projects with us?
That is, what can we expect from the 1X magazine content for the immediate future
Well, I consider the 1x Magazine as “my baby” and want to thank Ralf from the bottom of my heart for that magical suggestion he made during the 1x meet-up in Bruges.
I would never have believed that I would have been able to do what I'm doing today as head editor. Secret projects concerning the magazine … no!!! Producing more interesting articles of high quality by having a good collaboration with all the great editors in my team (who have all become pretty close friends) and of course, constantly increasing the amount of readers. These are my main targets.
Can you tell us about your favorite photographs taken by you and why are they your favorites?
I don't really have favorite photographs. I simply like some better than others. It always was a real pain to have to choose some for an exhibition. But to mention one I'm still very proud of, I would go for “Vanished to the infinite”.
The gear I use is very limited. My most essential tool will always be my eyes ;-)
- Canon 5D MarkII
- Canon 24-105mm lens
- B+W ND filters 6 stops & 10 stops
- Tripod Vanguard
- Remote switch
I take all my images in raw format. First editing happens in Bridge before processing in Photoshop. I also use the NIK Pro software.
Being a person coming from the analogue times, being someone that actually developed their own film, how do you see this “image (re)evolution” of the XXI century? Do you also take pictures with your smartphone and do share them imediately on Facebook and Instagram?
I'm very pleased with the “image (re)evolution of the XXI century, since it opens a world of creativity to everyone. Nowadays, everybody has the possibility to take pictures and it becomes more and more difficult to distinguish yourself from everyone else. I never take pictures with my smartphone to share them on Facebook and Instagram. But I have a huge admiration for some photographers who succeed to take wonderful shots with their smartphone. There is a simple reason for that: I will never get used to look on a screen to compose a picture! I really cannot miss the View Finder ;-) May be it is a leftover from the analogue era. On the other side, I'm very glad that 1x is on Instagram and displays curated images.
You are an accomplished and experienced photographer. What advice can you share with the less experienced ones in the search for some help during the always hard time as beginner?
Everybody goes through the hard beginning times. The main advice I can give is: Never go out without your camera and shoot as many pictures as possible. The digital format offers so many possibilities without the restrictions of the analogue era. Get inspired by others and experiment untill you find your own style. Always try to be creative and original by trying to think out of the box. My biggest advice is: Shoot with your heart and soul!
The last question is maybe the most simple and maybe the hardest one. Now, at this point of our talk we already know Yvette, the photographer and Yvette, the head editor, not the woman behind those two. Can you briefly tell us who is Yvette Depaepe?
Of course, you may, Paulo! I will not tell my life story, which would be enough to write a few thick books. Briefly! I spent my youth in boarding schools because of my parents occupations. I married when I was 18 years and one day old, straight from the boarding school to the church. I had four children at a young age. My marriage unfortunately fell apart. I was only 43 years old when my first grandchild was born. Now, my beloved gang counts 15 and my first great-grand child is on the way. They keep me young and dynamic. I feel blessed with my big family. I always have to laugh when I have to mark “single”. Do I feel lonely, my god, no … I'm nearly never alone, and sometimes I even long to be alone. I'm more surrounded than many people are. I think I have a rich and fulfilled life.
I'm traveling a lot. In 1996 I went on my own backpacking in Australia..
In 2008 I went to Nepal as a volonteer to teach unprivileged children and support their families.
Currently I spend three months a year in Canada and the United States, traveling by camper together with my Canadian friend.
On each journey, I try to meet the many photographer friends I have all over the world.
Since I'm on 1x, the number of photographer friends never stops increasing. I aspire to grow old enough to meet them all! ;-)
Wat een bijzonder en mooi interview Yvette! De emotie in je foto's is prachtig!
A wonderful interview with Yvette. Her work and pictures are fantastic. Thank so much Paulo and Yvette!
Mooi artikel, prachtige foto's !!! En blij je ontmoet te hebben :) Groetjes Vincent
Marc Pelissier PRO
Chere Yvette, comme souvent j'arrive après la bataille étant épisodiquement en visite de la famille 1x. Mais je n'aurais voulu pour rien en monde rater un tel article passionnant et portrait unique d'une grande passionnée (et je comprend et partage cela totalement). Je comprend encore plus (sans en être surpris) a quel point la famille 1x doit à ton énergie et travail. Un plaisir immense de voir cette exposition d'image. je comprend mieux cet attrait N&B au vue de ce "passé" argentique. Encore toute mon amitié. Marc
Dear Yvette and Paulo, congrats for this wonderful interview. It is great to know more about you Yvette and my compliments for your beautiful photographic works. Warm regards, Angela
Marius Cinteza CREW
Dear Yvette, This is an amazing interview and an opportunity to learn more about you and your love and passion for photography! I really enjoyed reading it!! My compliments to you and special thanks to Paulo for conducting the interview! Marius
Rolf Endermann PRO
Dear Yvette, a great interview about a strong power woman in both the private and the photographic field. You realize while reading it, your conviction for 1x.com and only if you are convinced, you are credible and this in turn creates trust, trust in the 1x -Powerwoman. Thank you very much for the informative interview and for the little look behind the scenes,Yvette, I wish you that you will meet all photographers of 1x on your travels. Many greetings Rolf
Rob Darby PRO
Dear Yvette, I enjoyed reading about your journey and your vision. I am, as you already are well-aware, a huge fan of your work especially your storm images and evocative monochrome work. I am also very thankful to have you as a boss on the Editorial Team. I continue to learn from your work and your gentle Mentoring in my writing for the magazine. Warmest Regards and congratulations on this well-earned recognition.
Arnon Orbach CREW
Dear Yvette, very intriguing story accompanied by wonderfully varied photos. My compliments on the journey you took with 1X. You are doing a great and important work. Thanks, warmest greetings Arnon
Bonjour Yvette, Je suis très heureux d’avoir fait ta connaissance à travers 1x, et maintenant avec cette interview. Tes images reflètent ton cœur et sont d’une délicatesse absolue. Peut-être qu’un jour nos chemins se croiseront pour échanger de vive voix ou de cœur à cœur. Un peut plus de 1000 kms non sépare, ce n’est rien de nos jours (enfin sauf en ce moment avec le virus). Merci de continuer à nous faire voyager dans ton univers et celui des autres photographes. Amitié et gros bisous. Thierry
Gilbert Claes PRO
A heart-warming portrait of a class 'madame' as I got to know her during several encounters. This tribute to her commitment and work for our community at 1X is a joy to me. She deserves this interview more than anyone else and I wish that we can all enjoy her excellent work here at 1X again and again. My best thanks also to Paul Abrantes for conducting the interview.
Mike Kreiten CREW
It always feels like I know you a bit personal, but reading about you here was a pleasure again. And you're sooo right about the optical viewfinder! I absolutely share that feeling. I want to see the world as it is and have "my" picture in mind while doing that. Seeing the outcome of a pixel processor on a screen is not my way of working either.
Great story Yvette. I enjoyed reading about you. You are definitely a classy lady!
Norbert Maier PRO
Dear Yvette, it was a really great pleasure to read your interview, to learn what moves and drives you. Your photographic work is as multifaceted and interesting as your private history. Keep it up!
Wicher Bos CREW
What a great idea to interview Yvette! After reading this i feel even more connected. I knew the photo’s but this interviews also gives us a glimpse of the person! Thanks for sharing!
Wayne Pearson PRO
Ahh Yvette, now I think we all know you a little bit better, thank you very much for sharing your story and photographic passion with us! Your unique creative photography has always been an inspiration as is your presentation and passion as Editor in chief of 1x, thank you very much Yvette, and all of the very best to you!
Great interview Yvette, thank you for making the person known, behind the photos. I hope I can apply some of your advice, when I am behind the camera. Congratulations !!! A hug
Marc Apers CREW
Pure heart and soul, just like i know you, thanks my dear Yvette !
Short but touching and heart warming reaction of yours, Marc!
Leif Løndal PRO
Not easy to write something that is not written. I love your photos and great to hear about the emotions. I also want to say a big thank you for your great work here at 1x, and the many comments we all get of you. Thanks :-)
Thank you so much for your great reaction, Leif! Highly appreciated, dear friend... ;-)
Hello Yvette: Sorry I missed your interview, do not even know how you happened ... I think a very interesting person; mother of four children (like me) and has sought time to be a great photographer. In his words I appreciate your sensitivity and great humanity. I'm flattered to be here and be able to interact with you even that only a little, through photography. Receive my congratulations and admiration ... and a big hug.
No sorry, Asuncion... the interview will not run away! Love your very nice and warm comment, dear friend! I'm also glad to interact with you here ;-) Big hugs back!!!
I have a few words for you !!! But two I write: Brava and Brava !!!!!
Funny you ;-) I'm very pleased with the two words you wrote here, dear Carlo! Thanks a lot, my friend...
what a fascinating interview, wonderful to read, many thanks to Paul and my compliments for your photographic work dear Yvette! Kind regards Wolfgang
Many thanks for your kind reaction and compliment, Hans-Wolfgang ;-) Cheers, Yvette
Lovely interview. So good to get to know more about you, Yvette. Absolutely love your photography and only hope one day I can be half as good as you. We are about the same age so I need to get a move-on!!
Hi Deborah, thank you so much for your lovely comment. Keep on the good work, enjoy shooting, be inspired on 1x and you will get there, dear friend! Warmest greetings, Yvette
Ma chère amie, lire à propos de toi, lire ta passion est un vrai plaisir. Tu es une artiste qui nous emporte, nous inspire, j'attends toujours de voir une nouvelle de tes photos avec une grande impatience. Des portraits, des paysages...tes yeux ne laissent rien au hasard mais c'est toujours l'émotion le déclencheur principal de ta passion ensuite c'est la technique qui vient servir l'image, une grande professionnelle qui travaille avec minutie pour notre plus grand bonheur. Merci mon amie de partager avec nous ton amour de la photographie. Tu es ma Dame de Coeur, mon amie, ma confidente. Avec toute mon amitié et mon grand respect. Je t'embrasse bien fort Yvette, Delphine ;--)
Chère Delphine, que d'émotions dans ton chaleureux message. Tu ne m'apprends rien de nouveau mais le fait que tu l'écris ici publiquement fait que j'en ai les larmes aux yeux. Saches que tu es ma princesse à qui je pense tellement souvent et que j'aimerais tellement rencontrer. Tu es dans le coeur de tellement d'amis ici sur 1x mais tu a envahi le mien il y a bien longtemps et tu y tiendras toujours une très grande place. Je t'embrasse très fort aussi... Yvette ;-)
Gilbert Claes PRO
Great story ... Congrats both of you... No words.... A great tribute to a fantastic woman.... :-)
There we go... I'm blushing like hell, Gil ;-) Thank you so much!
Marco Pozzi PRO
Congrats Yvette :-) ciao marco
Gracias, Marco ;-)
Congrats for this interview Yvette, thanks for your photos, your texts and the energy who is in you and that you communicate:)
Many thanks for your compliment and appreciation, Christophe!
Ben Goossens CREW
Well deserved Yvette and thanks Paul:-)
Hi many, many thanks. really happy that you like it
sorry for the "typo" error..., I don´t manage typing in tablets :) I meant "Hi Ben" :)
;-) Thank you so much, Ben!
Heike Willers PRO
A wonderful interview, dear Yvette! It's a great look behind the Scene :-))) I love to read about your Progress and your Passion :-)) Very inspiring! Congrats also to Paulo !
Many thanks, dear Heike. Very fine comment and compliments... Cheers, Yvette
many thanks, Heike
A great interview that gives us a fine look behind the screen. About a person who was one of the first ones who got interested in my work since I signed up to 1x a few months ago. A woman who's comments are always a pleasure to me. Now I undestand why. I agree in almost all she says. The way she feels and looks at the photography. Its nearly the same I think about taking and looking at pictures. I had a great time reading this article. Thank you!
Thank you so much for your warm words and appreciation, dear Dirk! Glad you enjoyed reading about my humble me ;-)
Julien Oncete PRO
Congratulations for this wonderful interview,dear Yvette .Great to read more about you and your passions.Warm regards,dear friend!
Many thanks, my dear friend ;-) Have fun and fully enjoy the upcoming meet-up in Romania. Still such a pitty that I cannot join. Cheers, Yvette
Great interview and amazing work. Congratulations!
Thank you, dear Adriana!
Great to read more about you Yvette, wonderful interview and well deserved to be in the spotlight!
Many thanks for your appreciation, Jeroen ;-)
Fabiola Amidei PRO
I just read this wonderful interview and immediately congratulate Paulo for good questions and Yvette for her so clear answers that confirm what I always think of her... Yvette, in addition to being a great photographer is a great nice person with a big heart... I am happy to have met you, though only virtually... All the best to you dear friend :-)
Thank you so much Fabiola! Glad I didn't disappoint you ;-))) Warmest greetings!
many thanks, Fabiola
Thank you, my friend!
Mirjam Delrue PRO
Great interview of this interesting person, I enjoyed to read it. She deserves the spotlight because of all the work she is doing for 1x!
Thank you so much for your appreciation, dear Mirjam. Warmest greetings, Yvette
It was always a joy and wonderful feeling walking around taking photographs together. I cherish all those moments learning a lot about photography. She is an amazing person and a great mentor. Yvette is one of the finest heart I ever met! Love you always xxx
Dear Ajay, you touched a very sensitive matter with your comment. You know that you and Suman have a very special place in my heart since I was in Nepal as a volonteer. Love you both forever too. So great to meet each other on a daily base here on 1x. Big love, Yvette xx
Milan Malovrh PRO
Great one for all 18 works which represent a very broad spectrum approach to photography. Great congratulations to your role in contributing 1.x galleries.
Thank you so much for your appreciation, dear Milan!
Jose C. Lobato PRO
I just read the interview and I found fantastic. The selection of equally great photographs. An ideal way to know you a little more. An excellent work friend. Congratulations to you and Paulo for the work he has done so well. A hug.
Big thanks, Jose. I highly appreciate your kind words and compliment, dear friend! Cheers and big hug back ;-)
muchas gracias, Jose. un saludo e abrazo
Thanks Paulo for this wonderful interview. It was indeed overdue :) Loved reading about Yvette. You, my dear lady, know that I love your pictures but even more I love the warm and kind personality you share with us on a daily basis. Congrats on your work but more than that, congrats on being this living and smiling soul of 1x.
You make me blush, Olga! And not a little bit ... The smiling soul of 1x, wow! Heart warming words, dear friend! Thank you so much. Warmest greetings, Yvette xx
many thanks, Olga
Evan Oz CREW
The spotlight is on you, Yvette, and a very interesting "ray of light" it is. Thanks to you and Paulo for sharing.
Such a lovely comment, Evan. Thank you so much, my friend!
many thanks, Evan
Marc Huybrighs PRO
Interesting to read more about the background of this woman with a lot of photograph and writing skills. Keep up the great work Yvette and thanks to Paulo to do the interesting interview.
Thanks for your kind words and compliment, Marc! Sure I will keep up the good work ;-) Best greetings, Yvette
many thanks, Marc
Great to read more about the person behind the name :)
Thank you, Tomer ;-)
Great job Paulo! Dear Yvette always nice to know a little more about you. Great selections of pictures too. My best wishes for both! :)
Thank you, dear Carla! Happy Sunday and warm greetings, my friend!
many thanks, Carla
Hi, Yvette, thank you for this interview! It let us know a little about your amazing and exciting life! Greetings! J.
Many thanks for your kind reaction, dear José!
Great interview, dear Yvette! It is a pleasure to know a bit more about you. I would like to thank you for all those comments which make you "popular": they are so good, so positive. You pictures are great as well. Wish you the best. And thank you to Paulo as well.
I'm delighted with your very nice words, dear Joxe! You know how much I admire your work too ;-) Thanks for reading my interview. Warm greetings, Yvette
many thanks, Joxe
Congrats, Yvette and Paulo. Thanks for the words and the beautiful images. It was your turn after taking all those smart interviews to sit on the bench :))) Wish you all the best. Till next time. I
Thank you, dear friends! Strange for me to sit on the bench ;-))) Best greetings, Yvette
so many thanks, Ivaylo
Great interview and great photos! L
Thanks a lot, dear Lorenzo!
Jimmy Hoffman PRO
Great to see you in the spotlight this time,amiga!Very well deserved and wonderful to read this interesting interview!Felicidades:)
Now you know much more about "oma" Yvette, amigo! Glad to read that you liked the interview. Warmest greetings ever...
It was a pleasure to read your interview Yvette ... after all the interviews you have taken yourself. You are doing a marvellous job with the Magazine, on top of all the nice comments you make and the beautiful portfolio you have built. Hope your house move is coming to an end, mine took 2 years :-)) Thanks Paulo for the initiative!!
Big thanks for your lovely comment, Luc! The house move is going well but had to interrupt for a cataract surgery. I asked the doctor to give me a wide angle lens but it didn't work ;-)) Happy Sunday to you, my friend!
Hi Luc, many thanks, my friend. we try to keep rocking, here :)
Stefan Eisele PRO
So great to read all this about you, dear Yvette. Congratulation for this wonderful interview Yvette and also to Paulo!!
So nice to read your reaction here, dear Stefan. Warm greetings, my friend!
Hi Stefan, many thanks, my friend
Theo Luycx PRO
Yvette, I admired your work for the magazine already. But now in this very nice interview of Paulo we read more about you and your ambitions. Nice to read more about the woman behind. For me a great interview and very nice images. Thank you and Paulo and of course I hope to see much more of your excellent work.
Many thanks for your kind words, Theo! I'll keep up shooting soon. (Heb net een cataract ingreep achter de rug). With a brand new lens in my left eye it cannot go wrong ;-) Happy Sunday to you my friend!
many thanks, Theo
Yvette the best :))
You make me blush, Marco ;-)
Huib Limberg PRO
Met plezier nu eens wat meer van jou mogen vernemen Yvette: het ging maar steeds over anderen maar je verdient het zéér om nu zelf eens in het zonnetje gezet te worden! Van harte gefeliciteerd! Geniet er van en heb een fijn weekend!
Dank je wel voor je "lief" commentje, Huib. Nog een prettige zondag gewenst! Groetjes, Yvette
Gracias, Massimo ;-)
Igor Shrayer PRO
Wonderful interview and very beautiful images! Congratulations, dear Yvette!
Thanks a lot, dear Igor ;-)
This ia a great interview!! So wonderful to read more about you and the way you feel about photography and about the the person behind the camera ;-) ;-) Very inspiring to read. I'm very thankful to have met you here on 1x and when my photos get published I always look forward to your comment! I think your photos are amazing and so are you! Warm greetings from me to you! xx
What a heart warming comment, Nuelle! Thank you so very much. Cheers, Yvette xx
Thierry Dufour PRO
Superbe interview qui nous permet de mieux te connaitre, ton travail est vraiment splendide, j'adore tes N&B. Félicitations Yvette et bonne continuation, amitiés !!!
Merci Thierry! Ravie de lire ton chaleureux commentaire! Bon weekend et meilleures amitiés à toi...
So nice to read all this about you, given how we all encounter you so frequently at 1X, between your comments and the mag... and this really fills in all the gaps… Nice to "further" meet you!
Such a lovely comment, Christopher! Nice to hear that the interview fills in many gaps ;-) And yes, we will meet each other "further"! Have a great weekend! Cheers, Yvette
Jane Lyons PRO
It is lovely to get to know you a bit better Yvette. Thank you for the interview and for sharing your photography with us. It is 'sublime'!
Thanks a lot for your compliments, Jane ;-)
Laura Mexia PRO
Nice interview Yvette, it's a pleasure to know you better. Congratulation to you and to Paulo Abrantes.
Many thanks for your kind reaction, dear Laura! ;-)
many thanks, Laura
Congratulations on the excellent interview, dear Yvette. I really enjoyed reading. Congratulations also to my friend Paul Abrantes for doing the interview. Big hug.
muito obrigado, Fernando. abraço e bom fim de semana
Thank you, dear Fernando! Happy weekend and hug to you too ;-)
Great interview, Yvette! We all know your skill as a photographer so it was nice to also meet the "person behind the name". So please keep up your excellent work as head editor and commenting on our images. Best regards!
Thank you, dear Bjorn! For sure I will keep on commenting (love it as you red in the interview) and of course, me and the whole team will continue to provide excellent articles ;-) Cheers, Yvette
Dear Yvette, congratulations for this nice interview. He knew all the photos there with the interview and I think they are wonderful. Thanks again for your job very well done. A hug!
Many thanks, dear Martin! Big hug back, my friend!
Luca Rebustini PRO
Yvette number one :)
;-) Thanks, Luca!
bravo Yvette :))
Merci, chère Jacqueline! Je te souhaite un excellent weekend... Yvette xx
Jerry Berry PRO
Nice interview Yvette. Let me know next time you are in California. I'd love to meet you face to face.
Thanks, Jerry. I noticed your work since the first day I was on 1x and especially your images of Antelope Canyon. Glad to read your comment. And yes, I'll let you know next time I'm in California. It would be great to meet each other ;-) Best greetings, Yvette
Really beautiful works and effective interview, Yvette....well done..Regards
Nice to read your fine reaction, Roberto! Thanks a lot! Have a great weekend...
Seeing this series of photos and read reports come to a different understanding of photography and the fascination fully in the fruits of a lifetime of work in photography look,Place, it was revealed that anyone!Good for you Miss Yvette!
Thank you, dear Mohammad!!! Cheers, Yvette
It is wonderful read about someone who makes the time to give us meaningful feedback. I simply marvel at this ability to be so generous and genuine.Thank you Yvette to let us have a glimpse into who you are and what you are made of. Best regards.
Thank you so much for your warm and cheerful words, Usha. Best greetings to you, my friend.
Yvette, you have me wrapped around your finger.
;-) Nice to hear that!!! Warm greetings, Yvette
Hans Martin Doelz CREW
Many thanks to Paulo and Yvette for this interview. It really was long overdue. And thanks to Ralf for the confidence in Yvette's skills as the head of the editors' team. Wish all of you the very best for the future and keep up your great work ! It's always a pleasure to read interesting stories about photographs, photographers and the persons behind the camera.
Thanks for your fine comment and compliment, Hans Martin. Of course, we all will do our very best to keep up the great work. I have to say that the editor's team is really great and want to thank them once more here too. Cheers, Yvette
many thanks, Hans Martin. wish you a great weekend ahead, with good light
It was a pleasure and and honor making this interview. many thanks, Yvette, for letting us "in" in your life, a little bit more than photography. congrats for the brave answers, for you marvellous images and many thanks for all the work made, day by day, for us all, here in the 1X blog. cheers, and wishing you a great WE ahead
Thanks for your heart warming words, dear Paulo! And thanks for the great job you're doing as a fantastic Editor too. Happy weekend and a big cheers, Yvette
A wonderful and involving interview dear Yvette, enjoyed reading it. Great to read more about you and your passions. Great images too! Have a great weekend ahead and take care! A pity you can't come to the meet-up in Romania, but we will meet soon again! Warm regards, Edith :-) xx
Many thanks for your fine reaction, dear Edith! Yes, my heart is bleeding that I cannot join the meet-up in Romania, but yes we will mee soon again! You're always welcome in Bruges ;-) Take care too! Warm greetings, Yvette xx
Alessandro Catta PRO
Really interesting interview and a lot of good shot to see ... compliments !
Thanks a lot for your kind reaction, Alessandro. Cheers, Yvette
Mooi interview, interessant om te lezen hoe jij in de fotografie wereld sta :)
Hartelijke dank voor je commentje, Monika ;-) Prettige weekend, Yvette
An wonderful and enthousiast interview, Yvette. You make us feel your passions! The chosen photographs are beautiful.
Thank you, my precious and good friend since years!!! I highly appreciate it coming from and ex-photoblogger. Glad we are both on the right place on 1x ;-) Have a great weekend and a gorgeous journey to Romania for the meet-up. Warm greetings, Yvette
A dynamic personality full of vibrant energy involved with people and a great fotografe. This in a few words about the sympathetic woman Yvette. Great here in the spotlight.!
Thanks for your lovely comment, Henk! I feel flattered ;-) Have a great weekend! Cheers, Yvette