Listing image-making as one of her main passion, Vandendael received a master degree in photography at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent, Belgium. After finishing her studies, she was invited to ‘La Fabrica’, the Benetton Communication and Research Center in Treviso, Italy. Acting against the unified approach sometimes observed in fashion photography, Vandendael shows her subjects exactly as they are, letting the authenticity of their bodies speak for themselves. “I depict the human being rather as a piece of nature than as an object,” Vandendael says. To create her lively imagery, the photographer uses Hasselblad camera, which enables her to achieve the most realistic effect.