I generally cover local and international news and sport.
My earliest memory of photography is discovering the works of Magnum photographers at school. I especially liked the work of Sebastiao Salgado and the Iranian photographer Abbas Attar.
I learnt to photograph at an art school in Brussels. I remember learning a lot from my first big sport assignments, because I was not used to covering sports topics at all.
One of my first assignments was covering supporters’ clashes during the Euro 2000 soccer tournament. The speed I was using to shoot the fighting and arrests was too slow, but it was a good experience and it gave me the chance to practice safety procedures in a difficult environment.
The story that had the biggest impact on me was a four-day trip to the Norwegian Arctic town of Longyearbyen for a climate change project. It gave me the rare opportunity to discover a part of the Arctic.
The stories and assignments that excite me most are social and environmental issues. I love to discover the different facets of human beings.
My biggest lessons have been to be patient and to shoot wide enough to capture everything.
I most respect people who are working in dangerous conditions to save lives or to inform the world about what’s happening.
I like the Wider Image project as we can go deeper into news coverage and spend more time on a story without rushing for deadlines.