Years ago, Thomas received from his Grand-Pa the Hasselblad that he had kept along his photography career, stretching back to the early 50’s. Was it this Hasselblad, more than his diploma in social media, that convinced Thomas he had to live from, or rather through, photo-documentary and portray? Or was it the inspiring exchanges amongst the award-winning Belgian collective “Out-of-Focus” he had put together with his former schoolmates?
Most probably Thomas doesn’t know himself, and he keeps seeking the answer in those side-topics he covers with a disturbing curiosity. Those real-life stories he gathered from Carpathian suburbs or Haitian sacred graves to the post-industrial Belgian wastes or the ever-spinning Brooklyn nights, all shared a point in common. Those are the stories of men and women. Those are stories that can be sketched with words but that only well-pictured face expressions may tell with precision.