About my work

For more than 5 years, I am focusing on series approach and, more than ever, my aim is to share with others what I watched, saw and felt. By the way, the stories learnt from locals are so kind and sometimes strange that I cannot help stopping to transmit through photographs and storytellings.

From Boats, Fishermen and Passengers (BFP) targeting those boats used by fishermen led on the beaches to passengers who are travelling from islands to peninsulas, the wheel is done.

Celebrating the 100 years anniversary of the World War I through covering the 4 years of this terrible event all along the front line and from statues mainly discovered in Belgium and France. One of my objective was to make them alive again as we did not see them anymore.

Discovering the Canal from Brussels and its history when it used to make trades with neighbours and to feed some of the locals with fishes. Nowadays, it is gonna to be populated again.

And Landscapes, especially Celtic ones (because of my origins I guess), this is my way to feel free in front of the nature. Mainly seas and rocks which represent a new born what I call "Natural Energy from the Sea and the Rock".

More to discover through the series...


Biography

After having learnt how to watch the light with my first mentor at the University of Le Havre in France, I stayed a long time with no camera.

Then I started digital photography courses at "Atelier Obscura" in Belgium led by my second mentor, Frederic Pauwels.

Following a free-time to continue to build experience on my own, I decided to reconnect with evening courses at "Atelier Contraste" in Brussels and especially to get closer with my third mentor, André Soupart, for whom the photography language brings another dimension. Indeed, he basically learnt me the shape and the meaning. André is definitely someone who made a mark on me.

From now, I focus on testimonies and landscapes. My love for B&W photos is noticeable but I have begun to be interested in colors.

Long time exposure remains one of my favorite way to slow down the watch and to gaze tremendous Celtic sceneries particularly in Scotland, Ireland and Brittany.

Although the digital era brought me so much, I recently gathered spare pieces to re-build an Hasselblad 500CM and I have started to experience film camera again.

Without forgetting the use of my iPhone which helps to share with others in a easy way particularly through social media.

Life is a never end story.




Nomination and Exhibition

Nominated to the Fine Art Photography Awards (FAPA) 5th edition 2018-2019, Amateur Category, Landscapes 

"Mobile" International Exhibition from PH21 Gallery, Budapest 2018, Hungary

"Artist Pathway" Exhibition from Atelier Contraste, Brussels Royal Park 2018, Belgium

"Fractures and Reconciliation" Exhibition, Ipoustéguy Culture Center, Dun-sur-Meuse 2016, France

"The Village" Exhibition from Atelier Obscura, Ottignies 2016, Belgium

"Mons from the Slag Heap", "Coal Mining Sites of Levant and Marcasse" Exhibition in Mons, International Capital of Culture 2015, Belgium

"Shadows and Lights" Exhibition, Ipoustéguy Culture Center, Dun-sur-Meuse 2015, France

"My Hearth" Exhibition from Atelier Obscura, Ottignies 2015, Belgium

"Other Lives" Exhibition from Atelier Obscura, Ottignies 2014, Belgium


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