My Photography

For many, photography is a technique to capture reality. To me, it’s a technology to create illusions rooted in reality. I don’t try to shoot what I see, I want to shoot what I like to show.

I almost exclusively photograph in public spaces, in an environment designed by people. It’s fair to describe most of my work as street photography, though purists may disagree since my work is not really about documenting human activities, despite that people frequently appear in my images, nor is it about social issues.

Street Photography Magazine quite accurately described my photos as glimpses. They’re tiny fragments of what’s around us. Scenes or objects that we usually miss or ignore, and that are able to convey some sort of emotion when isolated by the eye of the photographer.

Abstraction plays an important role in my work. It is achieved in a variety of ways, though almost exclusively when shooting. I keep post-processing limited to minor adjustments to – when needed – exposure, colour and contrast.

Coincidence steers my output. Nothing of what I do is staged. As a photographer I love the creative process and what I make of what crosses my path. I hope my photos manage to intrigue, move, fascinate, question and make you think the mundane is an interesting place.

Besides, it’s plain fun to shoot. In fact, that’s what keeps me going out on the street, in the first place.

Click here to visit my virtual exhibition Searching for Quiet

Street

Color street photography, mainly shot in Belgium, 2017-2021. Most of the images I made in recent years fall into this category. Fragments of real life in which not only people, but also colors play a major role. Open the gallery, and click individual images to enlarge and see at a bigger size.

Abstract

Abstract street photography, mainly shot in Belgium, 2017-2021. I love images with a dreamy, chaotic effect, and the aim of these images is not to document human activities, but to show an alternative reality that also surrounds us yet is little noticed. Open the gallery, and click individual images to enlarge and see at a bigger size.

Parklife

Series of black & white images shot in parks near my home. I use a couple of special shooting techniques to get a consistent, dark look, which also involves the use of olive oil. Don't try this at home without further consultation. Open the gallery, and click individual images to enlarge and see at a bigger size.

Cars

Isn't it weird that street photographers still focus on people, despite the fact that modern cities are designed for (and dominated by) cars instead of people? Maybe not, since modern cars tend to be medium to ultra ugly. Still, to do justice to the wheels that run our cities and lives, I sometimes shoot a few. But only partly.

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