Who am I?
Photography is the recurring thread throughout my life. After graduating as an agricultural engineer I assisted for years the portrait photographer Rony Heirman. Meanwhile, I studied photography at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Afterwards I further specialized in technology and content in the Czech Republic (Prague), Switzerland (Basel), Netherlands (Apeldoorn) and France (Arles).
I practice, as you can see on this website, all types of photography including historical photographical processes. I am a committed photographer and like working in the social sector.
My challenges are:
- The integration of art photography and commissioned photography;
- Revealing what you do not see at first sight (emotions, never sharp, never clear, always double), and capture them in pictures;
- Empower people through Instrumental Photography.
My passion goes to people, sensual portraits, portraits of people that are willing to lift a corner of their veil. The cosy atmosphere in my studio and the way I deal with my models are extremely important to make this possible.
To further explore the medium of photography, I studied Cultural Sciences (Visual Culture) at the VUB. Icompleted this training with the thesis: "Aspects of ethical photography. Research into the possibilities of the medium photography to contribute to emancipatory processes, resilience and well-being". With my research I won the Max van der Kamp thesis prize.