A lot has happened since the publication of my book SUPERCARS. The most important change has been the discovery of the exquisite yet challenging world of galleries and art exhibitions. And damn has it been fun!
January 2024 was definitely a new start in many ways, including new goals, new work methods and saying goodbye to certain practices. But I’d like to address something that has a profound impact on how I’ve been using Instagram.
Yep, I annoyed my girlfriend again this afternoon. All because I printed a new edit of my well-known Lamborghini Countach shot on my new Epson printer and couldn’t contain my excitement to share (just typing this revs me up again).
Hope you’re all well! The last few weeks were quite eventful, so I think it’s time for some updates. Not wasting any time, let’s get into it!
Back at it again. I’ll be honest: after launching the book, I needed a bit of a break from shooting cars. Doing 50 cars in a row is challenging and gets the adrenaline flowing, but also takes a toll on creativity and enjoyment after a while.
This year I had my first F1 experience: Alfa Romeo Belux invited me to attend the Sprint Race Saturday in Spa, together with Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake!
Ferrari just won Le Mans with their Hypercar! Congratulations! To celebrate, I picked another iconic Ferrari: the Enzo. Shot for my book Supercars, this beauty is privately owned by a Belgian collector.
Early January I received an email from Bellini Nautica: they explained that they were a restorer of vintage Riva yachts in Italy, and enquired if I would be interested in a creative partnership (I had to read it twice).
Aah, January. One of the highlights for anyone in the Belgian automotive industry, because Brussels Motor Show is about to start.
My first ever exposure to Ferrari was around 1990 when I received a small remote-controlled F40. Over the years more and more scale models followed (I still have them all – my favourite being the F50), in addition to posters, hats and other typical childhood gubbins (I just texted my mom asking to send an old picture of me wearing my Tifosi outfit complete with red face make-up).
When I was 15 years old, I spent the entire Summer working at a pancake restaurant while all my friends were riding around on their bikes and going on holidays. My objective was clear: at the end of the Summer I wanted a PlayStation 2 and a copy of Gran Turismo 3.
A few weeks back, I had the privilege and pleasure to lightpaint some of the cars at the Concours d’Elegance at Zoute Grand Prix. It was a cold, wet night, and despite a very soggy golf court (and being extremely tired), it was an opportunity I didn’t want to miss.
Woosh, that’s a mouthful. The Aventador has been Lambo’s flagship since 2011 (10 years!) and recently the very last iteration was presented: the Aventador Ultimae.
The Elise has been an icon since 1996, but recently the final edition was released, aptly named Final Edition. I had the chance to shoot this bright yellow example for Lotus Antwerp recently.
BMW BeLux asked if I was interested in trying out the brand new MINI Paddy Hopkirk Edition for a few days, and of course I said yes. My only conclusive feedback is: this thing is an absolute little bundle of joy. Great sound, great looks and sporty as hell.
This is RED, a 1984 Porsche 964 WTL built in 1995 by DP Motorsport, rocking 2-piece LVS 18” Rotiforms. She’s the pride and joy of Samizdatbe aka Pierre-Philippe, who was nice enough and equally excited to spend an evening shooting her. So much fun. Pierre-Philippe is probably the biggest 911 fanatic I know, so make sure to go check his Instagram!
Lamborghini Brussels invited me for a sneak peak of the brand new Huracán STO, their latest V10 track-shredding monster. Not only did I get to shoot the shining new beast from Sant’Agata Bolognese, I was also given a personalized Lamborghini cool box (!) with some delicious food by Sprout to be Brussels. Massive thanks to Lamborghini Brussels!
Yesterday was probably one of the best days of my life: I got to enjoy the new Lamborghini Huracán EVO RWD all by myself for 24 hours. Of course I did a little shoot as well. Many thanks to Lamborghini Brussels!
One of my shots of the blue Mercedes-AMG GT R I recently got to drive was featured on Mercedes-AMG’s Instagram account.
A green Aventador SVJ I shot for Lamborghini Brussels was recently featured on Lamborghini’s Instagram and Facebook accounts.