I’ve been getting a lot of questions about how my adventure in New York has been. Now that my jetlag is slowly disappearing, I thought it might be the right time to collect my answers into this blogpost.Read More
At the beginning of this year, I managed to sell myself as a photographer for one of the best samba schools in Rio de Janeiro. Even though I didn't know what I could expect, I tried to roll with a practice run for Unidos de Vila Isabel. It resulted in me photographing a Brazilian celebrity and having a great story to tell at parties.
When I got the opportunity to work with the dancers of Ipanema Entertainment in July, I obviously got excited.
This time I would make it my goal to get closer to the dancers (in Brazil they tend to be surrounded by a circle of security during practices) and show the colourful slice of Brazilian culture in the context of a city like Scheveningen.
After traveling for four years, I decided to print out some of my favourite photographs to hang them on my own wall. So I carefully selected, re-retouched and collaborated with one of the best print shops in Europe to make my images come alive.
However, a couple of weeks ago my friends at Cuperus asked me if I had some work to exhibit for the relaunch of their coffee-bar. I didn't think twice (since their waiting-list is about 2 years) and made a selection of eight prints to hang in their amazing bar.Read More
Thanks to my amazing clients, I was able to make a small profit during 2017. It made me realise how enormously lucky and free I am, working for myself, being young and even having a bit of money in the bank.
Given my low amount of responsibilities here in Antwerp, I thought it was the perfect time in my life to give back.Read More
On my first day of volunteering in Vila Isabel (Rio de Janeiro), I noticed quite an interesting building at the other side of the road. It’s shape was very odd and it said: Unidos de Vila Isabel.
I asked the people there what it was and they told me that it is the local samba school that represents their neighbourhood in the annual carnival.
In 2013, I visited Beijing for an international schooltrip. As a marketing student I only was starting out in photography. Since the Chinese culture is so different from my Belgian home country a lot of things captured my attention.
Now, 6 years later I am revisiting my work there. It is interesting to see how my taste has changed and how certain small things then, became part of my current style.
“We’re going to Cuba with a group of friends, do you want to come along?'“, my brother asked me. I only was 19 at the time and I didn’t make enough money to splurge on such a trip. Yet he convinced me that it was a once in a lifetime opportunity and that Cuba is a great country for photography. I figured out a way to make it work financially, grabbed my camera bag and went on a holiday that would change my life.Read More