I'm a self-taught photographer. My inborn ethnographic interest led me to focus on people and their way of living. What intrigues me most is how ordinary people, living in poor conditions, never seem to loose their optimism, dignity or 'savoir vivre'. To get close to people in remote villages and places I prefer walking and public transportation. As a street photographer I make impromptu snapshots trying to capture the decisive moment, always steering clear of staging. I prefer my photos to be 'as finished as possible' while taking them, limiting digital manipulation to aesthetic retouching. Approaching people in a respectful manner when taking photographs is top priority for me. Recently, while travelling in Madagascar in 2014 and 2016, I made a documentary series around the way of fishing by men and women in a small village on the eastcoast op Madagascar.