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°1989, Belgium. As much as subjects, genres or fashion vary over the years, I think a photograph inherently tells something about the photographer. Not too sure how that works, but you can simply tell. Assumptions of beauty, truth and form are embedded within visual language and photographs, and that’s exactly why I am captivated by photography. It’s a primally comprehensible and layered language, I’m just learning how to speak it.

Always film over digital. A strong advocate of analog photography, I provide rental kits, film, processing, printing, tips and workshops at