Collages have always attracted Jacline Deridder. As a little girl, she hid in the kitchen cabinet to cut through discarded magazines and build surreal images from the small bits. Later on, in her black and white darkroom she sandwiched altered negatives and collaged her own prints. More recently, the digital darkroom has expanded the possibilities and gave birth to a new genre: “phollages” – these are a mix of photographs digitally processed and crafted like collages.
In 2005, her eyes fell captive of a reflection in the front fender of a green1957 Ford on Niles Boulevard. The space on the other side of the chrome, reshaped reality along new curves, just like her collages. It was the start of a long fascination and a long list of photos aka the Street Reflection Series.