From 2007-2013 I studied at the Evangelische Theologische Faculteit in Leuven (BE). A lot of amazing opportunities to try event photography.
I’ve been on Youth Camps (both as participant and as leader) tons of times. The last time was a few weeks before I left Belgium for South Africa, and we went to Czech Republic with its beautiful Prague.
The wedding of Maaike & Stefan was the first wedding I did as a second photographer (with 3GUNNA being the first photographer). It was fun not having too much responsibility, but at the same time being able to tag along for all the parts of their special day.
At the closing chapel service of my final year at ETF I was asked to lead the meditation. I decided to talk about a challenge that faces the whole of the academic world, Christian or not; not staying in an isolated tower of knowledge.
From 2009-2013 I worked for the student organisation Ichtus. During the many events, I was able to take a lot of pics.
I’m someone who rarely takes snapshots with my camera – I mostly carry it to events. Here are a few of my rare snapshots.
When Mark as Story by David Rhoads and Donald Michie came out in 1982 it wasn’t received well at first but two decades later it has become clear that the book helped lay the foundation for a new approach in biblical studies: stepping away from the historical-critical approaches to focus on the literary aspects of […]
I’ve been fortunate to share my life with a group of awesome people and their families at my home church in Leuven.
So far, the only band I’ve shot twice is Enter Shikari and on each occasion, it’s been an absolute pleasure, but also a big challenge. The band simply doesn’t stand still.
Celebrating Christmas and New Year with friends and family in Belgium.
My little sister Nienke and her husband Silas had their civil wedding on the evening before their big party and church wedding. I took some pictures and we did a little photoshoot as well.
I’ve never been a huge ska fan, but seeing these icons of ska and punk rock music perform is always special.
Before Kim and I started dating I had promised to show her a cool castle somewhere in the Ardennes. So the first weekend we were a couple we went to Bouillon with its stunning castle. And we also took the time to visit the abbey of Orval. Why not show here some more Belgian pride, […]
South Africa isn’t frequented by a lot of metalcore bands and I really wanted to see Oh, Sleeper before moving to that part of the world. Not only did they come to Belgium in the last months before my move, I got to shoot and interview them.
In 2012 I came to South Africa for the first time. Kim and I did a road trip along these places: Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Hermanus, Plettenberg Bay, Coffee Bay, Sani Pass (Lesotho), Swaziland, Marloth Park, Inhambane (Mozambique), Kruger National Park, Waterval Boven, Johannesburg. It was a great intro to what is now my home country.
Here are some more shots from all over Belgium from a weekend at my parents’ home in Ypres during the Cat Parade, and a weekend away to Dinant.
Outside of places in Belgium and South Africa, Amsterdam is the city Kim and I have been to the most often. We both love the cosy city centre, the great museums and the interesting crowd.
The first festival I shot, was the annual Christmas Rock Night in Enneptal, Germany. First time for me seeing most of these bands and great fun to take pics of Wolves At The Gates, I Am Empire, John Coffey, Icon For Hire, and Hawk Nelson.
When my friends Sarah & Thijs asked if I could bring my camera and take some shots at their wedding, I happily accepted. It was a great night and a great vibe.
Enter Shikari is the first big concert that I shot. And what a challenge: dynamic, fast, vibrant. So difficult to get a good shot out of that. I wasn’t that blown away by Your Demise, but got some good pics out of them.