My name is Jonathan Jacquet. I am from Bouillon, a little Belgian town near the French border. I was living in Brussels and I am now based in Liège, where I studied photography in the early 2000s.
For photography and music, I’am better known as Dialekte on the net.
In the past it was more complicated to always have a camera. I only had an analog SLR. But these days I always have one with me. I use both analog and digital. Even just with my phone.
When I travel, I am very inspired. But I find interesting things everywhere.
It can be anything. A street scene or an object, a colour… I’m also very inspired by nature and animals. But I always want to convey an idea a feeling. Sometimes intentionally sometimes not. I let people make their own interpretations.
I take photos almost every day. Whether I’m depressed or happy. I think my mood comes through in the photos.
Before, I was waiting for an interesting light. Which is rarer here in winter. So I started using flash in gray weather. I ended up using it almost all the time.
Photography and sound design are my best ways to express myself. I am quite a shy person. But when I shoot, I’m more confident. I also like to experiment a lot. When I work digitally, it’s more the flash and weird exposures that get my ideas across. When I use analog, the work is more about development…
Sometimes when I’m alone in nature playing with my external flash, it almost becomes a form of mediation. It’s just me, nature and the ideas that go through my mind.