I am a self-taught Belgian photographer. I lives between Belgium and Africa, where I stayed in various countries, including Ethiopia, Somalia, Ouganda, Burundi and Côte d'Ivoire.
At the crossroads between documentary work, including an ethnographic dimension, and a resolutely formal aesthetic approach, my photography is above all centered on the experience of the human en-counter together with a concern for the environment. My images are the fruit of long periods of immersion with the persons photographed, and favor privileged moments of complicity with the subject as well as spontaneity over the search for a well-structured discourse. The empathy for people and communities that underpins the approach is visible in the final results: a body of insightful images of people and tab-leaux of life rendering delicate, understated emotions.
Two main threads underpin my interest: human communities in their environment; nature and the environment; in a world ruled by mass consumerism and its monoculture, confronted to the exponential dete-rioration of the environment and eco-systems as well as the population growth.