Background

... 25 years of amateur photography ...






At the age of 12, I received a Praktica compact camera. Unfortunately, light leaked into the body, so some 3 years later I bought a kit consisting of a manual focus Pentax P30 (my first SLR !) and a Vivitar 28-70mm f/3.5-4.8 lens :


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I sold this kit later in order to buy a Canon Eos 1000fn + 35-80mm kit and a Tamron 28-200mm superzoom (it was the superzoom I was most interested in, it was quite an innovation at the time). With hindsight, a step down IQ-wise. Still, it influenced my choice of buying a Canon 350d + 18-55mm kit in the summer of 2005. In the meantime I had bought an Olympus Mju (analog compact) in 2002, and received a Nikon SQ (digital compact) in 2003. I added some lenses to the collection, and replaced the Nikon SQ by a Canon G7 in 2007 to have a backup with the same battery. Later I stepped up to a Canon 5d with a 40d as backup. The combination I now use most is a Canon 5d with a Sigma 12-24mm plus a Canon 40d with a Sigma 17-70mm lens.





During my electrical engineering studies I participated in the 1993, 1994 and 1995 editions of the yearly Internationaal Fotofestival Knokke-Heist.


© CC Knokke-Heist





In October 2004, I guided 2 tours along the industrial heritage of the commune of Watermaal-Bosvoorde. I also provided content for the exhibition organised by the Openbare Bibliotheek van Watermaal-Bosvoorde





In early 2005 I was interviewed by journalist An Devroe for her series of articles on industrial heritage in Brussel Deze Week . Below, the original picture by Saskia Vanderstichele used for the article that appeared in the 271 edition (June 18th).

© SV





Next, in May 2005, I unexpectedly had the opportunity to have a small improvised solo exhibition at the Wabo . You might recognize some of the images on this website in the (low quality) video below.







From 2007 onwards I participated in the yearly 'Hang jezelf op' exhibition, also at the Wabo . You can check out some of the pictures I displayed here .