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Belgium, France and England

One of the big advantages of both Kim and me working remotely is that we aren’t tied to a single location. A few months ago, that meant that we were able to spend almost seven weeks in Europe without taking much leave. Itinerary I love living in South Africa, but at the same time, I do […]

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Lotte, Hamed, Sina & TBA

Kim and I just got back from 6+ weeks in Europe. We got to spend a lot of time with family, which was great, and that time included quality moments with my sister, Lotte, and her family. Lotte is pregnant with their second child and we went to a park close to their house in […]

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Belgian bands growing up

When you listen to music, you get influenced by a lot of other musicians, but I doubt anyone has as much influence as your local bands. Especially in Belgium, where everything is only a short train ride away, I’ve looked up to several bands. I still listen to some of those musicians regularly. So which […]

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Zwarte Piet and My Own Racist Blind Spots

In 2011, I met my South African wife in Belgium. Her friend Crystal was visiting the town where we both lived in late November that year. Both of them were absolutely shocked when they saw Zwarte Piet (or Black Pete). Blind spots Up until that point, I had never ever considered the racist implications of […]

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Haters Gonna Hate: From Brussels with Love?

  When Taylor Swift is singing her “Shake It Off” song, she’s not focusing on very deep aspects of life. Granted, while the message to not care too much about what other people say is valid, she is still only singing about dating and dance moves. There are deeper sides to life. Worse haters that […]

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“So How Long Will You Stay in South Africa?” On Answering the Underlying Question

Even though I have definitely picked up some South African lingo, most locals still hear straight away that I’m not a national (yet). Once that is clear and they understand that I’m not Dutch or German, but Belgian, they ask me how long I’ve been in South Africa (since August 2013). The follow-up question to that […]

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Anti-Flag’s Underground Network: Choose Your Covers Wisely

Around Easter in my second year of high school, I bought a guitar. My two best friends already had their instruments: a bass and drums. So the guitar was the only instrument that we still needed; we were going to play punk rock after all. We played for a while as My Mistake, but for most of our […]

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Austria, Slovakia, Belgium, Germany & Portugal

In May and June, we went to Europe, originally for just the WordCamp in Cologne, but we combined it with Kim doing research in Vienna, a short trip to Bratislava, visits to friends and family in Belgium, and a holiday in Estoril and Lisbon to celebrate our birthdays.

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Evangelische Theologische Faculteit (Leuven)

From 2007-2013 I studied at the Evangelische Theologische Faculteit in Leuven (BE). A lot of amazing opportunities to try event photography.

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Maaike & Stefan

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.

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Ichtus Vlaanderen

From 2009-2013 I worked for the student organisation Ichtus. During the many events, I was able to take a lot of pics.

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Snapshots (Leuven, Brussels & Antwerp)

I’m someone who rarely takes snapshots with my camera – I mostly carry it to events. Here are a few of my rare snapshots.

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Life Group Fun (Leuven)

I’ve been fortunate to share my life with a group of awesome people and their families at my home church in Leuven.

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Enter Shikari, Cancer Bats (Antwerp)

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.

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Christmas Holidays (in Belgium)

Celebrating Christmas and New Year with friends and family in Belgium.

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Less Than Jake, Mad Caddies (Antwerp)

I’ve never been a huge ska fan, but seeing these icons of ska and punk rock music perform is always special.

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Oh, Sleeper, Social Suicide (Hasselt)

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.

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Sara & Thijs

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.

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Mike Herrera & MxPx (Leuven)

I started listening to punk rock music in 1997 through MxPx. Needless to say that when I was able to shoot Mike Herrera in August 2010 in Belgium, I was super excited.

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EJV Youth Camp 2011 (Westouter)

I’ve been a youth leader for several years. Here are some pics of the 2011 July camp.