From an early age Martine picked up a camera to capture how she perceived reality. When she gets her camera out, she is intrigued by the decisive moment and by the story behind the objects and people. She sees the beauty in every day life as well as making mundane life more abstract, mysterious and surreal. A photograph represents one way of looking by choosing a unique composition in addition to light and colours. Using the viewfinder to accentuate this beauty is where she feels more comfortable.

Her work has appeared in numerous publications including:

National Geographic, Lonely Planet, Summit Media.

Exhibitions: Martine has exhibited both collaboratively as well as a solo exhibitions. Her work has been seen from the pages of The Age in Australia, to Architectural Magazine and a Lifestyle Magazine, both in the Philippines, to Architectural Magazines and websites in the United Kingdom.

Book: She has published a book called Distortion which deals with how the surroundings have an effect on the human body and mind. She is currently working on another book called Moksha.

Awards: Martine has been credited with some exciting awards, she received a Bronze Award in the International Loupe Awards and has been a runner up in the Panasonic Competition. Martine is active as well on Online Photo Sharing Communities and occasionally wins the weekly awards. Recently a portrait of a monk in Amorgos Island has been featured on the Daily Dozen of National Geographic.

Volunteer work: Over the years Martine has been involved in volunteer work i.e. CERES, Melbourne: event photography. Bahay Tuluyan, Manila: working on a documentary (photos + videos) to keep kids off the streets and raise awareness through funding. Amaravati Buddhist Monastery: event photography for Kathina Festival, a yearly event that has attracted 1250 people to the monastery. Causes Martine cares about are Arts, Culture, Children and Health. 

Martine is a registered architect in Belgium, Australia (VIC) and United Kingdom. She has combined both passions, architecture and travel into her photography, she has visited 30+ countries so far. 

*For her Architectural Photography work, please visit her sister  site >>