My interest in Photography started when I was about 18 years old, and in those days we had no digital cameras so of course I worked with film/analogue. However, my real interest back then was in making short movies. I participated in several National and International competitions.
When I was about 30, I became President of an amateur movie and photography club, and also switched over to photography, as making movies took too much time.
My profession is teaching.
I am also a traffic expert, and I manage training centers for driving school teachers. As my professional life took on more importance and required most of my time, I spent about 25 years of my life focused on my career, and did not do any photography.
Nine years ago, I returned to photography, and this time I learn to use digital equipment. This was new adventure for me and I felt like the entire world lay at my feet with so many new possibilities. Processing a RAW image in Photoshop was a revelation to me.
I found Photoshop the perfect instrument to transform my photographs into paintings.
I joined many photo sites all over the world and at these sites I discovered the power of my creativity and developed my own style. In my own country I became a well-known photographer in the genre of the Abstract style. As people became interested in my work I was asked to organize workshops and exhibitions in both Belgium and the Netherlands.
I would like to share a little about my own creative process. and what I consider when making my pictures. I like Modern Art, and I am thrilled by minimalistic work. While it may seem easy – it is not. I always try to create a pure and minimalistic look with a strong composition. I use a mix of colors, lines, movement and objects. I want my images to be transformed into a painting, which contains a lot of emotion. To accomplish this I use creative editing as needed.
I have learned through patience and practice to observe the light, colors, lines, shapes and planes when I am out taking pictures.
For the moment …photography is more than a passion… it’s my lifestyle…