Artwork by Sammy Slabbinck Written by Michaela Myhrberg
16-12-14 08:53 MM: So first, how old are you and where did you grow up?
16-12-14 19:10 SS: I am 37 years old and I grew up in Bruges, Belgium.
16-12-14 19:15 MM: What are you doing today?
16-12-14 19:20 SS: I spent all day making a cover for an album I am working on for a British band. Oh, and I made a Vine as well- just to keep me entertained :)
17-12-14 10:13 MM: Cool, what kind of music does the band play? Are you still living in Bruges? I don’t have Vine but are you on Instagram too?
18-12-14 11:05 SS: It’s a folky rock band, Zervas & Pepper. I moved about a bit but now I live in Bruges again. I do post quite a lot on Instagram: @sammyslabbinck. And I recommend downloading Vine asap :)
05-01-15 10:45 (Four weeks later) MM: Happy holidays Sammy! Did you celebrate Christmas? Sorry for the late response, I checked out your Vine, it’s cool, and very smart, how do you come up with it all?
07-01-15 11:26 SS: Had a few unhealthy weeks. Glad it is over :) The Vine thing came from having found images that I couldn’t use in collages but that could be animated. So I started making up these small stories and had some fun. Haven’t stopped since – I made 350+ Vines to date, experimenting with a lot of ideas.
07-01-15 11:30 MM: Wow, that’s a lot of Vines! What about Instagram, do you publish the same stuff there?
08-01-15 00:25 SS: On Instagram I put a bit of everything, vines & collages. Sometimes I try out collages, bits that I am working on.
08-01-15 00:35 MM: So what’s happening now after the unhealthy weeks? Do you have a studio where you make the collages?