Michel is a Brussels-based freelance fine art and documentary photographer (°1971). He is half Italian, half Dutch. He started photography with the Berlin School of Photography (Bettina Von Kameke) in 2009. In 2014, Michel attended a documentary photography course at the LCC of the University of Arts and Magnum Photo.In addition to being a professional photographer and photojournalist, Michel holds a master’s in international law & human rights, and clinical psychology. His unique background enables him to contextualise and approach his subjects with a global mindset and a discerning eye.
His documentary work is inspired by current social, political, religious and environmental issues, producing images that fall midway between fine art photography and classic documentary work. His photo series are accompanied by short in-depth articles.
Michel is fluent in French, Dutch and English, with a good working knowledge of German, and currently rediscovering his Italian roots.
Exhibition - Awards
2013 Faces of Brewing Competition - 2nd place Ι European Parliament
2013 Brussel Beer Project Crowed Funding Event Ι BBP
2015 Gone Fishing Ι Associated Photographer HeadOn International Photo Festival Ι Sidney
2015 Bruxelles Environnement Outdoor Exhibition Ι Parc Cinquantenaire in Brussels
2016 Forest City Project Outdoor Exhibition Ι Esplanade of the European Parliament
2016 Forest City Project Outdoor Exhibition Ι Square Meeûs Brussels
2016 Portr:ette Exhibition Ι Street photography series on Etterbeek Ι GC De Maalbeek
2017 Portr:ette Exhibition Ι Street photography series on Etterbeek Ι City hall of Etterbeek
2017 Forest City Project, 2nd Ed. Outdoor exhibition Ι Esplanade of the European Parliament
2017 Vernissage & Exhibition Ι Gallerie Louis VX ( click here for a 3D visit )
2018 Siena International Photo Competition Ι Remarkable Artwork Award Visual Story Telling
2018 KOLGA International Photo Competition Ι Finalist
2018 Kuala Lumpur Photography Awards - KLPA Ι Finalist
2018 International Photo Awards - IPA Ι Honorable Mention Deeper Perspective
2018 Malta International Photo Award Ι Top 15 winners Story Telling
2018 Tokyo International Foto Awards Ι Silver Editorial Photo Essay
2019 Forest City Project, 3rd Ed. Fine Art Exhibition Ι BOZAR
2019 RHOK Portrait Exhibition Ι Africa Museum tervuren
2019 PX3 State of the Word Ι 1st Place Winner - Social Documentary
2019 OUT of OFFICE Ι Group Exhibition RHoK for FOD Economie
2019 Group exhibition AddoN 2019 Ι HeadOn 2019 Ι Sidney
2019 International Photo Awards - IPA Ι 2 x Honorable Mention: Fine Art Portrait & People's Portrait
2019 International Photo Awards - IPA Ι Honorable Mention Editorial Current Issues
2019 Now for the Future - Open Eye Gallery Ι Liverpool
2019 Everyday Delight - Shutterhub Group Exhibition - Free Space Project Ι London
2020 Postcards from Britain - Shutterhub Group Exhibition - International travelling expo Ι London, Haarlem, ...
2020 208 ways to leave the EU becomes part of Harvard University's Academic Collection Archive Ι Cambridge, Massachusetts