Being kind is underrated

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Thor Salden  

Photographer, Antwerp/Ghent  

cover photo shot by Alice Dooreman

What do we & our readers need to remember about you? 

I hope readers will remember one of my images after this.

What is the (near) future bringing you?

Financial stress but hopefully also barbecues.

What are you up to these days?

I’m trying to get some work done and I’m rearranging my negatives.

What artists are you listening to?

Doon Kanda, Dean blunt, Lucki Ecks.

Which records are you playing most right now? 

Bleak by Jesse James Solomon

Roaches 2012-2019 by Dean Blunt 

Giant Swan by Giant Swan

Feet Of Clay by Earl Sweatshirt

What makes your heart go faster these days? 

Getting email notifications and finding @buujiii drawings all over the place.

What are you doing daily at 9 pm/9 am?

9 am fresh out of the shower, getting a cup of coffee.  

9 pm probably eating.

How do you bring some routine into your days? 

I try going for a run every other day, except for that, going to bed early and walking around a new part of the city each day.

What does your face mask look like? 

I hold my camera very close to my face.

What’s your utopia? 

Let’s switch Monday and Friday around.

What satisfies you? 

Sparkling water and börek.

What’s your favourite lockdown Instagram account?


What’s your favourite lockdown book?

Theorieboek en Boek Praktijk Examen voor Rijbewijs B 

What’s your favourite lockdown film?

I’d like to finish more movies but we usually fall asleep.

How do you keep healthy?

I’m trying to do this 10.000 steps a day thing + also drinking lots of water and going for runs.

What’s one of your sources of inspiration that may surprise people?

Reality is free? 

What would you like to be doing in 10 years?

Printing big ass photos in a dark room.

How does the current crisis make you feel?

Very tired and very enthusiastic at the same time.

How important are fellow companions now? How do you reach out to them?

I’m locked up inside with my girlfriend, so I’m good. I try to talk to my roommates whenever they pick up the phone.

What is the latest/future project you are working on?

I’m working on a few things at the same time and I’m not sure which one will be finished first.

Did you have an exhibition/concert/show in your agenda these days? Which one?

I would have been doing some shows in France with my roommate from Glints.

What will the second part of 2020 bring you?

I’m going back to school.

Who is the person that most influenced you until now?

My father.

What is the most important thing you’ve learned lately?

Being kind is underrated.

Is there anyone in your scene who needs more attention?


Comfort food/speciality dish now?

Pancake + mushrooms + cheese / wrap up / bake a bit / et voila.

Lockdown hobby?

Pretending I’m making music.



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