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Aerial Photographer of the Year

I’m incredibly honoured to announce I have won at the Aerial Photography Awards in Paris! Aerial Photographer of the Year 2020 – first place editorial. Never imagined claiming this title!

With thousands of submissions from 65 countries, the quality of photos submitted for the first edition of the Aerial Photography Awards exceeded all expectations. Founded by Christophe Martin and originating from Paris, this competition awards excellence in aerial photography.

The most popular categories were Abstract, Architecture, Constructions, Daily life, Landscapes, Sports, Travel and Wildlife. In order to select the awarded photographers per master category, the number of awards per photographer obtained in all categories was calculated to establish an average score. Remarkable fact: Belgium was the top winning country in this first edition with a whopping ten awarded entries. For a small country with very restrictive drone rules this is quite the achievement.

I’m also incredibly humbled in winning this award: there’s so much competition out there with so many great and inspiring photographers. Aerial photography has taken big leaps in the past few years. Glad to be part of this journey.

Grand merci à toutes et à tous! Je le fais pour vous, je le fais pour la France.

Update November: The fine folks at Wanderlust Pulse did a follow up and interviewed me.
Update December: My work is included in the Aerial Photography Annual 2020 Book!

Life Framer World Travelers

Just in: I’m a winner at the Life Framer photography competition! My image of this neglected monument won in the World Travelers category. What makes this award so special is the fact that all works were juried by the legendary photographer Steve McCurry – who made the iconic “Afghan Girl” portrait featured on the cover of National Geographic back in 1985. Steve, I owe you one.

All winning entries will be shown at the renowned “Les Rencontres d’Arles” festival in France during the summer holidays! Anyone down at the Côte d’Azur for some pastis?

Civilization – The Way We Live Now

Dear friends,

I am incredibly delighted to share some extraordinary news with you.

Part of my series “Landscapes Within” will be shown in a group expo called “Civilization: The Way We Live Now”. The show will travel the globe doing all major musea worldwide. This mammoth of an expo will feature top names like Edward Burtynsky, Nadav Kander, Robert Polidori and Olaf Otto Becker.

In all fairness: these photographers are my absolute heroes! I literally have all their books. They’re not just heroes, they’re true legends. Safe to say I’m extremely honoured – and humbled – to be able to show my work alongside these masters of photography.

The inaugural opening is on Wednesday 17th of October at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul, South Korea. The expo itself is curated by William Ewing and is produced by the Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography (FEP).

As one of the featured photographers I’m also included in the upcoming book release Civilization, by Thames & Hudson. The book launch is at the Flowers Gallery in London, on November the 5th, in partnership with Photo London.

Apart from all the fine photos and works there will be artist talks and symposia as well.

Civilization – Exhibition dates & venues:

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art
Seoul, South Korea
October 18th 2018 > February 17th 2019

Flowers Gallery
London, UK
Civilization Book Launch: November 5th 2018
Civilization Mini-Expo: November 7th 2018 > December 22nd 2018

Ullens Center of Contemporary Art
Beijing, China
March 9th 2019 > May 26nd 2019

National Gallery of Victoria
Melbourne, Australia
September 20th 2019 > February 2nd 2020

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Auckland, New Zealand
April 20, 2020-August 9, 2020

Musée des Civilisations de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée (MUCEM)
Marseille, France
January 16th 2021 > April 16th 2021

Future plans for the show include Montreal, Canada and various locations in Europe. The list of exhibition venues will be updated regularly on the website of the FEP.

The book can be ordered through Amazon, Thames & Hudson and The Guardian.

I sincerely hope each and everyone of you have the chance to see this exhibition in person. And I really hope to meet you personally in Marseille.

Thanks for the support everyone!

Aesthetica Art Prize 2018

I’m extremely proud to be one out of twelve shortlisted artists who made it to the final round this year at the Aesthetica Art Prize 2018! Aesthetica is one of the leading publishers considering art, design & photography, I’m so excited about this!

My series “Memento Mori” will be exhibited in large at the York Art Gallery, in the UK, from the 17th of May till September 30th.

On May 18th I’ll be giving an Artist Talk at the York Art Gallery.

All the info on:

I thank thee heartily.


Exhibition in Grenoble, France

I’m delighted to share some great news: I’m participating in a group exhibition in Grenoble with a series of photos about my recent travels into Georgia and the disputed territory of Abkhazia. The exhibition — À la Recherche de Passés Oubliés — runs from March 27th until April 5th with the vernissage on Tuesday March 27th. Venue for the expo: La Bastille, in Grenoble, France. I’ll be attending the vernissage personally, see you there?