How was your interest in photography aroused?
Actually, I grew up with it a little. My dad used to carry a camera and take pictures of everything.
When did you get your first camera?
When I was seven or eight years old, I got a Nikon Coolpix. From then on, I took the plane everywhere: on school trip, in ski class... I put everything on the picture. This happened without much thought and certainly not with the idea of publishing something.
When did this start to get a more professional touch?
I was in first or second high school when a friend and a friend of mine got an SLR camera. I really wanted those too, so I saved up for it. My first 'real' device was a Nikon 3100.
I took pictures of a friend in the school park.
We posted the pictures on Facebook.
The positive reactions that followed led to this expansion even further.
On weekends, I went out with my friends to do photo shoots.
Did girls ask you for a photo shoot?
At first, they were just girlfriends. That was free.
But I started to do there too for a fee. I only asked for 2 euros a shoot.
When there was more demand, it became 50 euros and later hundreds of euros.
Have you studied photography?
No, I took all my knowledge from Youtube.
I also made YouTube videos of photo shoots myself.
What kind of training did you take?
I studied commercial sciences at the KU Leuven. I graduated there last summer and I am working as a recruitment consultant at Pauwels Consulting.
Let's get back to your models. I know your photos mostly from the artistic touch you give them. Is that your style?
I've had a lot of styles, but I always came back to portrait photography. In the artistic style there is a huge amount of time to edit the photos.
I also ventured to parties, like wedding reports, but thought that was too event-oriented. The lenses I have are also more suitable for portrait photography.
Have you ever exhibited photos?
Yes, in 2019 I participated in an exhibition in Deurne. The exhibition was called 'Out of office' and was organized by 'Widescreen'.
You could register with 4 photos and then you were told if you were selected. They picked out 2 of my photos.
The picture below was one of those two:
I'm curious to see more of your work. Yoors is an ideal platform to make your photos known!
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