I was studying fine art in Brussels at the time and really into drawing detailed comic books. We were given our first photography assignment and I quickly discovered that I was quite good at the technical side. I was the only student in the class to expose the entire film correctly, and my images were given good feedback too!
I loved the instantness of taking photographs.. where a comic strip could take me days, even weeks to complete, this was immediate and I was sold. I borrowed my girlfriend’s dad’s Cannon T70 for the next couple of the years, and moonlighting as a ‘really crap waiter’, I eventually earned enough money to buy my first camera.