Véronique Fixmer lives in Luxembourg where she was born in 1977. She discovers her love for photography at the age of 25 and starts to take pictures with a DSLR camera, her subjects at the time being mainly landscapes and abandoned places. Using a rangefinder camera and practicing almost exclusively black and white photography, her focus has moved toward travel and street photography in the past few years. She draws her inspiration from artists such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Dorothea Lange, Vivian Maier, Josef Koudelka and Sebastiao Salgado.
Member of the Street Photography Luxembourg Collective since 2013, she participates in the yearly Slide Night events, which have been part of the European Month of Photography (EMOP) in 2017 and have evolved into a full scale Street Photography Festival in 2018.
She has also illustrated several books for the editions phi, including Où demeurer ailleurs que là in 2007, the Viniphication booklet for which she made portraits of Luxembourgish authors, Nid-de-poule in 2009 and la reine du limpertsberg in 2012, two titles whose author is her sister, Alexandra Fixmer. A regular contributor to the Tageblatt supplément livres, Véronique sees her photographs published in other newspapers, magazines and on book covers in Luxembourg and abroad.
In 2018 she self-publishes her first black and white photobook synonym.
|“To me, street photography is not an end in itself, but rather it is a way of being, a way of seeing what surrounds me. It is often when I walk without my camera that I see perfect moments, that I would like to freeze in time; those little futile moments, emotional and tender everyday life offers us. My camera is not just a tool, it becomes part of me – which is why I appreciate the compact an unobtrusive feel of a rangefinder.
Even if sometimes I try to shoot in color, I always come back to black and white. I think I’m more sensitive to contrast, to the play of light and shadow, to the strength of the subject rather than to the world of color.”
2019/02: Prises de Vues 4 galerie 39, Dudelange 2018/04: Collective Exhibition Luxembourg Streetphotography Festival '18 Rotondes, Lux. 2017/10: Collective temporary Exhibtion Leit an der Stad / Lëtzebuerg City Museum, Lux. 2017/04: Collective Exhibition Luxembourg Streetphotography Festival'17 Rotondes, Lux. 2016/09: Collective Exhibition SlideNight 2016 Rotondes, Luxembourg 2015/10: Slide Night SlideNight 2015 Rotondes, Luxembourg 2015/05: Collective Exhibition Koll an Aktioun, Haut Martelange 2015/04: Collective Exhibition Street Photography Luxembourg, City Concorde, Bertrange 2014/11: Collective Exhibition Street Photography Luxembourg, Lecuit, Howald 2014/11: Collective Exhibition Street Photography Luxembourg, LGE, Esch/Alzette 2014/09: Collective Exhibition KUFA's Urban Art Festival, Kulturfabrik, Esch/Alzette 2014/06: Exhibition Workers, Massenoire, Belval 2014/06: Slide Night SlideNight 2014 Summer Edition, Bouneweger Stuff, Luxembourg 2013/12: Slide Night SlideNight 2013, Brigitte pop-up, Luxembourg 2010/10: Collective Exhibition Konscht um Bau 2, Clemency 2009/10: Collective Exhibition Konscht an der Kapell, Roodt-Syre 2009/09: Collective Exhibition Visions Paralelles, CHEM, Esch sur Alzette 2008/11: Collective Exhibition Konscht um Bau, Garnich
regular features in CityMag 2018: LEIT AN DER STAD Luxembourg Street Photography 1950-2017/ Lëtzebuerg City Museum, exhibition catalogue 2018: Synonym / Véronique Fixmer 2017: Transkrit 09 / revue littéraire 2016: Miettes de Sang / auteur: Claire Favan / cover: Véronique Fixmer 2013: La reine du Lampertsbierg / auteur: Alexandra Fixmer / photos: Véronique Fixmer 2008: a photographic portfolio/ Véronique Fixmer
2018: ombres portées / Corina Ciocarlie / Tageblatt supplément livres 2018: Kontrastsuche / Simone Molitor / Journal 2014: Workers - these are the hands that build.. the cité des sciences / KultEsch