A port equipment technician by day, a photographer and an artist... 24/7.
I am originally from Belgium but I have been living in the Mediterranean Island of Malta since 1994. It is love that brought me to this beautiful country.
Photography does not just happen when I hold a camera, it is always present in my mind. I observe what surrounds me, see striking subjects and appreciate the beauty they convey. Sometimes I see ugly things and find the beauty there too!
A camera is a means to a lot of ends. I use it for many purposes. Its main purpose though is to find my expression, to create my art. My favourite expressive art form is long exposure fine art photography, with a propensity for seascapes.
This site is dedicated to my art.
Awards, Exhibitions and Publications
My photography is very personal. I do not create with competitions in mind. Still, I cannot help feeling some pride in the fact that I have won one or more awards in each competition I have entered. I list these with each image but here's a summary:
Honourable Mention in the colour prints category for Valletta Lighthouse.
Honourable Mention for Leaving Port.
Honourable Mention for Not Salt.
Special Award Landscape for Leaving Port.
Gold award in the digital projected category for Saint Roofs Rigs.
Silver award in the colour prints category for City Gate Dreams.
Silver award in monochrome prints category for Not Salt.
Honourable Mention in the colour projected category for Late Swim or Not.
Honourable Mention in the monochrome prints category for Parla Piano 2 (M) Renzo Ex Machina.
The following images were also accepted into the exhibition:
Colour projected category : Home.
Monochrome projected category: 6:13 on the 13th Floor and Peter's Troubles.
City Gate Dreams was published in the culture section of the Times of Malta of 30 December 2015, both in the paper edition and online, as part of an article on the 50th Malta National Photographic Competition and Exhibition.
No man is an island. Many have helped and are helping me travel this road. I am sure I am forgetting many, but I would like to express my sincerest gratitude to the people below:
Noel Portelli for the image above and for your friendship.
Joe Attard for the image below and for your guidance.
Kerstin Arnemann for your friendship and guidance.
Ramon Sammut for your encouragement, expertise and kindness.
Joseph Caruana for your early support and advice.
Rebecca Borg for kindly offering your proof reading and copy editing skills.
Astrid Pardew for kindly offering your advice and feedback.
Phyllis Ferrando for your friendship, kindness and support.
Charlot Scicluna for your friendship, support, and feedback.
My friends and colleagues at Valletta Gateway Terminals for your friendship, support and occasionally much needed patience.
To my family.