Professionnal photographer and naturalist with background in Ornitholgy and Ethology, specialized in nature photography , wildlife and press photography.
He grew up next to the Sonian forest one of the biggest peri-urban forest at the door of the European capital, Brussels, where he still lives.
In his photographs Frédéric researchs as much the documentary aspect than the artistic one.
Fauna, flora , forests and landscapes of the natural world around us are its favorite subjects.
Passionate about wildlife and the last wildplaces, Natural History and the diversity of life worldwide, he nonetheless accords a great importance of being aware of the importance of the beauty of the nature just next door.
He is also working on several projects in Europe and other continents to witness the beauty and fragility of life to which he pays homage through the image.
He is the author of the photographs of several books about the nature of Belgium, the latest published in 2014 is over the belgian forest and is currently working on a project about the European forests.
His work has been awarded in the most prestigious international competitions (International Festival of Montier-en-der, Asferico International contest, BioPhtoContest, Festival Nature Namur,…) and in 2010 he has won first prize in the category ' In Praise of Plants of Fungi ' at the Wildlife Photographer of the Year', an international recognition of his work.
But anyway I don't take pictures to show them as trophies, but simply as a memory of a great emotion and, perhaps, to have the presumption to make those who look at them more aware of the preservation and interest in Nature that deserves much more respect and more than ever, the greatest care and attention.
Here is a quote of Sir David Attenborough that could reusme my thoughts:
"It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty; the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living."