Born in Brussels in 1973, Nicolas is an agronomist by training. He then studied Development and Swahili at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London and has over twenty years of experience working for international organisations and NGOs. He has documented issues of rural poverty and agricultural sustainability in Ethiopia, Uzbekistan, Mongolia or West Africa. A focus on human development informs his unique photographic perspective.
In 2014, he embarked on a one-year overland journey from Brussels to Hong Kong and photography quickly became his medium of choice for documenting stories from the road.
Nicolas has been documenting urban life in Hong Kong since 2015. His candid street scenes have been published in various magazines, exhibited at the Bulle d’art Artlab and featured online by a range of street photography collective or competition.
In Hong Kong, he had the opportunity to attend two Magnum Workshops to continue developing his vision, with Richard Kalvar as well as Alex and Rebecca Webb.
He was one of the series finalists in the 2019 Brussels Street Photography Festival and he is currently finalising his first street photography book project on Hong Kong entitled A Goldfish Dream.
He is currently working as freelance photographer and consulting at the same time for the United Nations Development Programme on Agriculture sustainability globally.