Born in Wetteren, Belgium, in 1978. I studied in Ghent to pursue a career as an electrician. After I graduated in 2000 I started working as a security agent because I had other interests. Twelve years later I started working for the Flemish government.
Since my childhood I have always been fascinated by photography and photo editing, following my father’s hobby. Thanks to traveling to exotic places between 2001 and 2008, I realised that I wanted to do more with photography than the traditional ‘holiday pictures’. So I began teaching myself photography on a higher level in 2009, mainly from reading magazines, books and afterwards putting my knowledge into practice techniques while I was on location either in Flanders or along the Belgian coastline. From 2011 till the end of 2014 I’ve been following several photographic training courses at the CVO Temse night school. Here I obtained the diploma Digital Photography. During these courses, I also learned to work with Adobe Lightroom 4 & 5.
Although I was still learning all kind of styles and technics I discovered that my main interests were landscape, black & white and aviation photography. Because I’ve always had a keen interest in airplane spotting, aviation photography became one of my passions. As I visited more airshows, air bases and aviation events in 2015 and 2016, I started to specialize myself in military aviation photography. Thanks to the Belgian Air Force I regularly get the opportunity to attend military exercises or military aviation events as a social media photographer. One of my goals is to specialize myself in this type of photography and to display the beauty of the airplanes and their impressive power in one single picture.
2021: 2nd place 'Military Shots' by Vertical Magazine
2019: 2nd place 'Military Shots' by Vertical Magazine