What do we & our readers need to remember about you?
Life is a process of growth so I hope people will keep seeing me (and themselves) as something fluid and outside of what society wants us to see.
What is the (near) future bringing you?
I like to stay busy with the process rather than the result, so I'll just keep going forward step by step, like someone who runs a marathon and at the same time enjoys the run.
Life is a process of growth so I hope people will keep seeing me (and themselves) as something fluid and outside of what society wants us to see
What are you up to these days?
After the quarantine, I started my daily shoots again. I’ve turned my living room into a studio so that has been my main activity.
What makes your heart go faster these days?
Seeing people come together again and form a community fading the separation, whether it's in bars or at a protest against racism.
Except for movies and tea I don't feel like I need a routine, I prefer spontaneity
What are you doing daily at 9 pm/9 am?
9 am: Drinking tea and setting goals for what I want to achieve that day.
9 pm: Picking out a film to watch.
How do you bring some routine into your days?
Except for movies and tea I don't feel like I need a routine, I prefer spontaneity.
What’s your favourite lockdown book?
I was planning on doing some intense reading and diving deep into this pile of books I have laying around, but in the end, I’ve spent more time enjoying small and precious things in reality.
What’s your favourite lockdown film?
Hitchcock's Rear Window, about a photographer who can't go outside so he spies on his neighbours, each of their windows/lives shows a movie in a movie.
What’s one of your sources of inspiration that may surprise people?
Things that are perishable and fragile like time, because these characteristics make them precious at the same time.
What would you like to be doing in 10 years?
Deleting all my photographs to start from zero.
What is the most important thing you’ve learned lately?
Staying true to my vision and following my own voice.
Is there anyone in your scene who needs more attention?
Filmmaker and art director Zoë Boogaerts, because of her giant potential and vision combined with her never-ending love for others.
How important are fellow companions now? How do you reach out?
The most important of all! I often call my mother to tell her I love her and I try to comfort friends who are having a hard time with advice and humour.
I often call my mother to tell her I love her
What will the second part of 2020 bring you?
Love and the energy of starting new.
Who is the person that most influenced you throughout your development in life?
Iranian poet Ahmad Shamlou.
Comfort food/speciality dish now?
Thai curry with loads of vegetables, coconut milk and bamboo sprouts.
Teaching my better half how to kickbox.