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Faustinus Deraet is an Austin based photographer, born in Antwerp, Belgium, and grew up in Mexico City. He obtained a Bachelor's in Computer Systems from the Universidad Iberoamericana and after working for six years as a sales executive at IBM, he decided to pursue his passion and returned to school for his photography degree. He opened and ran a successful photo studio, La Vida Privada (The Private Life) where for several years he photographed top Latin American celebrities. Faustinus' work has been shown in Hungary, Mexico City, and several U.S. cities. He has been published nationally in Shots and Light Leaks, locally in Austin Magazine, Tribeza, NSIDE, and was named one of the Top 10 Artists to Watch For in 2004 by the Austin Chronicle. He has given lectures in UT and acted as judge for Scholastic Art Competitions. His work is part of the Wittliff Gallery of Southwestern and Mexican Photography Collection in San Marcos, Texas. In 2005 He published "Mientras vagaba por el D.F. / While Wandering Through El Deh Effeh" and in 2008 Tumbona ediciones, published his second book "China Paused".

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