Changarrito with Faustinus Deraet

Sep. 1, 2015

Sep. 1, 2015 @ 12:00 pm Sep. 30, 2015 @ 12:00 pm

Faustinus Deraet outside Mexic-Arte Museum selling his work on the Changarrito cart
La Victoria es Nuestra (from the book: Mientras vagaba por el D.F.), 2004, 7.5″ x 7.4″, silver gelatin print

About the Artist

Faustinus Deraet (b. Antwerp, Belgium) is an Austin based photographer, who grew up in Mexico City. He obtained a Bachelor’s in Computer Systems from the Universidad Iberoamericana; and, after working for seven years at IBM, he decided to pursue his passion for photography. He returned to school to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Photography at Escuela Activa de Fotografia. He then opened and ran a successful photo studio, La Vida Privada (The Private Life) where for several years he photographed top Latin American celebrities. He has been honored to work with: Andrew Hinman Arquitecture, Iron Thread Design, Keller Williams, Nside magazine, Nui Organics, Remax, Think Street, Tribeza, and Univision, among others.

Artist Bio

In reference to the saying “a picture is worth a thousand words”, Deraet states: A picture is also worth a thousand feelings and a thousand memories. Not only because they are my photos, but because they reflect what I felt, and what I saw. What I thought was a simple and ordinary photographic moment became a particular event in my mind, in my soul, in my life….the photographed object or situation spoke to me and made an unconscious connection. It is not until I see the image that my internal dialogue starts to talk and to realize that the taken photograph has a deeper meaning that the image by itself.

Changarrito cart September 19-20 & 26-27

Artists have the opportunity to sell their art on the Changarrito cart in front of the Museum (or an offsite location, as representative for the Museum during various Austin festivals). Changarreando expands the reach of the artist by presenting their gallery online, while allowing the option to sell merch over Instagram and receive 100% of the sale.

Faustinus Deraet will be at the Mexic-Arte Museum featuring his artwork on the Changarrito cart right outside the Museum’s entrance on September 19-20 & 26-27, 12 pm – 3 pm. Come out and buy his artwork and get to know him in person! 

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