I create atmospheric and characterful images (mostly of people), that utilise light skilfully or maximise location. I appreciate photography most when I find technical and conceptual ability used in equal measure to tell the right story, or when I come across some intangible humor that compels you to look again.

Over the last couple of years I worked with a wide range of clients including magazines, music festivals and organisations all over Europe to tell their story. After my Fools With Dreams project, I have returned to Antwerp, Belgium where I continue to explore my craft.

Please contact me if you want to work together in Belgium or anywhere else you want to send me! I already have a small toothpaste and everything.

These are some of my clients, partners and collaborators.

Digital Camera World Magazine
HUF Magazine
Charlie Mag
De Standaard
De Tijd
Brussels Airlines In-Flight Magazine
Weekend Knack
Bored Panda
Eddy Merckx
City of Antwerp
Gent Jazz Festival
Boomtown Festival
Jazz Middelheim
Mon Ventoux
Kolonel Coffee
I Am Runbox
Jasna Rok

And here is what they say about me.

Maarten is extremely personable, good humoured and most importantly he understood the Spikes brand and what we were looking for. He has photographed our ad campaigns as well as our events, but we wouldn’t hesitate to use Maarten for other projects.

Marc Vanderheyden – Managing Partner Spikes

Festivals are as much about the people attending them as they are about the music. It’s Maarten’s quirky eye for detail that is able to encapsulate both. The light and energy radiating from his pictures have us rediscovering our own festival and our visitors on a daily. He blends in perfectly with the crowd, even befriends them. He’s not afraid to get up close and that’s what makes the photographic results one of a kind.

Gladys Vercammen – Marketing and Communication Manager Gent Jazz Festival

We were looking for a photographer with not only the skills to be able to capture our perfect day, but someone who made us feel at ease, someone who was friendly, enthusiastic, personable and trustworthy. We found all of this and much more in Maarten. The entire experience from start to finish was nothing but fun and we were blown away by the level of dedication and commitment that Maarten displayed by the amount of time he gave us before and after the wedding. I would recommend this man to anyone and everyone as he became a special part of our special day, and the quality of the photographs that he captured are in my opinion ‘unrivalled’.

Claire Gillo