Time

Time is perceived differently at different ages. I remember the endless days of my childhood, the agitation of waiting for something that was just a few hours away but seemed to be forever frozen in the future. Now I cannot make sense of many days before they’re already gone. I just record their passage. It’s like sleep – you go in and out of…

Letting go

When it comes to photography, learning to relax and accept what happens, to let go of control, is as important as technique. Serendipity is behind some of the most interesting photos. It’s important to make plans. It’s even more important to realize when they need to be abandoned or changed. Get into the scene, be present. And work with the situation as it is,…

Does photography lie?

Ultimately, what makes it so ugly to lie as a photographer is not that you’re mostly doing it to get an admiration you don’t deserve. It’s that it somehow you are betraying what photography can (and should) be – a way of breaking through the web of lies that make up a big part of our private and social lives.

Wild at heart

This patch of wilderness has formed pretty much by itself, on the site of a huge construction project of the communist era.

Mirrors and decay

I took this shot in an old cafe and dance club of Brussels. It has been deserted for decades and it has decayed slowly into a ruin. A beautiful ruin.

The mirrors of the staircase have become foggy and wrinkled with age, and everything they reflect is slightly bent and out of focus, as in a dream.