My favourite photographs of Ipanema Entertainment's Samba show

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.

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A week of street photography in Beijing

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.

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Discovering Cuba - First Street / Travel Photography trip

“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.

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