I am a Belgian photographer currently based in Sydney. I work on a diverse range of subjects dealing with documentary photography, street photography, fine art, and photojournalism. I am exploring storytelling through photography in order to shed light on the manifold aspects of life.
I have a Masters degree in English and German literature, and in literary translation. I have travelled extensively in South East Asia, lived four years in the Philippines, and four years in Australia.
I have exhibited my work in Australia, Belgium, France and Myanmar.
On assignment for ASA Philippines Foundation, the largest Microfinance institution in the country, to document the struggles, challenges and success stories of the entrepreneurial poor.
PUBLICATIONS and AWARDS
Member of the Jury of the Monochrome Photography Awards
"Felix the Dancer" featured on the LENSCULTURE Portrait Awards 2018 competition gallery, January
Photography teacher at the International French School Sydney.
Featured in ShooterMagAustralia , mobile photography, Instagram, November
Honorable mention in the ND Awards Photo Contest, Category Nature
Featured in the editors' gallery of the LENSCULTURE Emerging Talent Awards 2017, October
"Shark Attack" won the 2nd prize of the WIPPLAY Underwater contest, September
"Mothers Courage and their Children" project featured on Edge of Humanity Magazine, August
Picture selected for the Clique June People's Choice Award.
"Marie&Charlotte" photograph featured in the LENSCULTURE Portrait Awards 2017 Competition Gallery
Laureate and featured in magazine PHOTO, Le plus grand concours du monde 2016, category “Reportage”, isssue nbr 529, France, January-February 2017 photo.fr
Featured in Photostart Annual 2016, Australian Centre for Photography
Featured in Blowup_Photo, Instagram, August
Featured in ShooterMagAustralia, mobile photography, Instagram, June
Featured in ShooterMagAustralia, mobile photography, Instagram, March
Selected for the Nikon People's Choice Award round for the February Clique Challenge, entry featured in the online gallery of Sydney Morning Herald Clique, February
Featured in DON'T TAKE PICTURES Still Life gallery, February
Featured in BLOWUP Print, February
"Aquatiques" series published on LENSCULTURE , Still Life category, January
Laureate and featured in magazine PHOTO, Concours Amateurs 2015, category “Reportage”, issue nbr 523, France, January
Featured in the LENSCULTURE Exposure Awards competition gallery, December
Featured in the LENSCULTURE Visual Storytelling Awards competition gallery, October
Featured in Australian Centre for Photography Aug-Oct Brochure 2015, Sydney
Featured in Australian Centre for Photography Jan-March Brochure 2015, Sydney
Laureate and featured in magazine PHOTO, Concours Amateurs 2014, category “Reportage”, isssue nbr 514, France, January
Staff pick and exhibited at PHOTOSTART, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, October acp.org.au
Exhibited at PHOTOSTART, Term 2, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, August
Featured in Australian Centre for Photography Spring Brochure, Sydney
3rd prize at PHOTOSTART, Term 1, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, May
Prizewinner, category “My Europe”, BEHIND THE LENS, European Investment Bank, Luxembourg, December 2012
3rd prize and staff favorite, BEHIND THE LENS, European Investment Bank, Luxembourg, December 2011
Laureate and featured in magazine PHOTO, Concours Amateurs 2005, category “Reportage”, issue nbr 426, France, January 2006
Online Masterclass with ANNIE LEIBOVITZ, 2018
"Stories not selfies" workshop with ANDREW QUILTY, Sydney, 2016
Photography workshop, "Séquence photographique: s'introduire chez l'inconnu", held by FRANCOISE HUGUIER during the Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles, France, 2016
Documentary photography workshop, “A story in images”, held by DARCY PADILLA during the Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles, France, 2015
Various courses at the Australian Centre for Photography, mainly with GLENN LOCKTICH and MARCO BOK, Sydney, Australia, 2014-2017
Photojournalism workshop with STEPHEN DUPONT and JACK PICONE, Yangon, Myanmar, September 2014
Photography workshops at the Philippine Center for Creative Imaging, Manila, Philippines, 2013