About Me

Born in Kortrijk in the Orwellian year 1984, living in the picturesque city of Ghent, working as a human science teacher in Brussels, where the spirit of Magritte lives on.

Street photography reflects my passion for exploring human society and the human mind (including my own). For me, the photographic experience is all about embracing and escaping the now at the same time. It’s an existential experience, because it involves a quest for relationships and connections between urban and human elements, for the deeper levels of the visual language (with light, composition and color as my favorite photographic tools) which constitute our perception and understanding of reality.

On a metaphysical level, I see photography as a way of questioning the conflict between the human tendency to seek meaning and purpose in life and the human inability to find any. When embracing the absurdity of human existence (as Camus suggested), photography becomes a quest for a reality that is beyond the absurd, with the possibily of creating meaning in a nonsensical world, a transcendent realm where anything is possible.

Take a look at my portfolio on this website, or check out my Flickr / Instagram.

Exhibitions

Featured

  • On SPOT, September 2017. Featured photographer of the week in the On SPOT Facebook group.
  • LensCulture, July 2017. Featured in the LensCulture Street Photography Awards 2017 Competition Gallery.
  • The Photo Academy Magazine, July 2017. "Building Urban Practices: the Brussels Street ...".
  • DIGIFOTOPro, June 2017. "In de spotlight: ‘King of My Castle’ van Jeffrey de Keyser" (NL).
  • 121clicks.com, July 2016. "Street Photography & The Art Of Composition".
  • StreetShootr.com, June 2016. "11 More Street Photography Clichés And How To Avoid Them".
  • Streethunters.net, April 2016. "Winner of the April 2016 Street Photography Contest".
  • Artphotofeature.com, October 2015. Shortlisted for the "APF Inspiration Awards 5.0".
  • StreetShootr, June 2015. "30 Amazing Street Photographs Featuring Dogs".
  • LensCulture, April 2015. "21st Century Street Photography: 250 New Examples".
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Interviews

Awards

Books

Commissioned