Hey there! I am an Ostend based Photographer that takes great pride in capturing the true spirit and personality of the models and abandoned places that I photograph.
After the birth of my daughter in 2007 I discovered my passion for photography.
Passion is something that can only come from within and it’s one of the most important things that I bring to every photoshoot.
In July 2011 I started a dedicated urban project, since then urbex photography is my escape to daily life.
It’s the complete opposite of what commercial mainstream photographers are doing.
Urbex photography is artistic, adventurous, teamwork, storytelling, exciting and each trip is a surprise, sometimes we travel into real time capsules.
When I’m old I want to look back at the exciting moments I had with my friends.
Abandoned places expose a dark, dramatic atmosphere with a certain mood of sadness and isolation.
The emptiness and silence never fail to generate haunting visions from the past.
Seeing the images makes the viewer wonder what once was and what happened.
Abandoned locations are taken over by nature which claims back it’s place and represent a forgotten era in our fast moving society.
Most buildings were an expression of utopia in their time and are clever pieces of architecture. Now, they are decayed and forgotten, past meets future…
After 5 years of urban exploring I released 2 Best Of books “Pearls Of Decay” & “Faded Glory”, followed by my first exposition in October 2017.
Feel free to contact me if you are interested in buying a fine art wallprint or one of my premium quality photobooks in limited series.
Outdoor Fashion- and Beautyphotography is my biggest passion.
Capturing the soul and personality of the model with edgy fashion and a nice location makes a sparkling portrait.
The mood of the scene is important, the model doesn’t need to look directly in the camera.
I love launching new faces, so I encourage starting models to give it a try!
Maybe you want to have some nice beauty portraits for your Facebook. If you are interested in modelling I can help you making a model portfolio.
You do not need to travel to a studio to be placed against a white wall then to be charged a fortune for a handful of photos. My personal goal is to improve my last shoot.
I work closely with each model before the shoot to discuss the theme, clothes, hair, makeup, styling to prevent any nervousness.
Models choose their favorite clothes, I have some poses prepared and the magic begins.
I love teamwork with positive & creative people, now and then I organise shoots with a co-photographer and/or in cooperation with a fashiondesigner.
Modelshoots are on TFP base (=for free) to expand the portfolios of all participants.
I cover most important Fashion and Miss events and I try to avoid mainstream photography to keep my creative freedom.
Only on special request i’m available for a communion, wedding report or special event. Delivering quality, creativity & fun are my keywords.
In my spare time I love to travel with my wife and daughter, listening to soulful housemusic, occasionally some fine dining and watching football games.