Born 13/04/1955 - Brussels Belgium - ( Marrollen, Hopital Sint-Pierre - so i can proudly call myself a real kiekefretter, marrollien, zinneke & Brusseleir)
Mother German, Father Dutch. 4 brothers - Heini/Peter ( twins ) Kris, Stef.
School education as usual.
Married 1986 to Marina Vanderstraeten- see her website - http://www.babyplusvanderstraeten.be/
Two really great kids: born: Linne 1987 (CEO of La Compania since 2008), Nick 1990. see sitepage portret B&W!
Badly serious passion from the early start.. photography, which I applied since the early 1970's. And of course my third love...8380 Zeebrugge!
Friends: To many to mention, to less time to see them.
Other really bad passion, ( call it disease if you wish) , travelling and seeing the world trough Nikon lenses, at no cost, so I joined different teams of tour-operators -( Sunair, NUR ) as representative/ animation chief and above all, could make some money in practicing my hobbies.
Never had the feeling to been busy working! It was just fun!
The overstay periods gave me the unique opportunity to learn some languages I would have missed sitting back home, doing a nine to five job!
Fluently spoken languages: German, French, English, Spanish, Dutch.
Notions: Rumanian, Italian, Greek.
Career: since 1986:
C&CB event organization. ( now D-side )
Start with a own company 1997 : event organization, stand - construction, multimedia productions, Photography, global communication B2B).
( La Compania...! Bvba ) And with "a little help from my friends and clients" keeping going on for a couple more of years.
Only 2. To take that one ultimate shot of that one splendid photo of ZB , and helping my dear beloved wife to keep her website updated.
Sorry, there is one more: To make a lot of shots from the helicopter concerning ships, ports, harbours... with a special BIG TNX to Olivier Crousel, Stefaan Hoppe, Guy De Pauw, Charlie, Kim & Peter Notman, Michel De Wispelaere...who all helped me to get introcuded in the Port of ZB and all those I forgot to mention.