We probably do not have to introduce you anymore to architecture and interior photographer Thomas De Bruyne. Both in Belgium and abroad, he already had the opportunity to capture impressive projects. Beautiful images always bring inspiration, but do you sometimes wonder who is behind the camera? We are only too happy to put the work of our partner in the spotlight and ask him about his photography style and the most extraordinary aspects of his job.
Under the name Cafeine, the photographer has been turning successful projects into even more successful images since 2017. Initially, he worked as a graphic designer and was able to express his creativity in his hobby as a photographer, but after some years he decided to fully focus on his passion. The idea to photograph architecture and interiors originated while building his own home, and by now, discovering new projects has become an addiction. A personal relationship with the clients is of the utmost importance for him, because in this way, he can let his creative vision merge with that of the (interior)architect he is working with. Enjoy this small selection of his portfolio that shows his creative vision and strength.
'Like every creative, I would love to evolve to a new style'
How would you describe your photography style?
'Graphic, minimal, rich in texture and detail, and warm. However, like every creative I would love to evolve to a new style. That remains to be discovered.'
Which aspect of your job do you love the most?
'The discussions with the client, when we try to come to a harmonious set of images for which we both feel that the final vision will be something unique.'
Which aspect do you sometimes find challenging?
'Projects with furniture that is just not quite right.'
Which interiors do you love photographing the most?
'Projects with a very dark mood, but just enough daylight.' Over the past years, Cafeine has evolved to become a very well-known name in the interior and architecture world. He already photographed work by Vincent Van Duysen, Nathalie Deboel, Pieter Vanrenterghem, Frederic Kielemoes, Lionel Jadot, and Nicolas Schuybroek. Outside Belgium, too, they are now familiar with his work.
Header image: interior by Studio Leeman
Image 2: interior by Anne Claus
Image 3: interior by Frederic Kielemoes
Image 4: interior by Dries Demalsche, development by Triple Living
Image 5: interior by Benoit Viaene, shot for Atelier Tourain
Image 6: interior by Studio Leeman
Image 7-8: interior by I+Y Interior Architecture
Image 9: architecture by Britsom Philips architects, landscaping by Exteria
All photography by Cafeine
As an architecture and interior design photographer, Thomas De Bruyne works for the greatest designers, architects and interior design companies in Belgium and abroad. We regularly see his images popping up at Imagicasa. His style feels familiar, and yet every image is different and inspiring all over again.Discover more