My vision on ( food-) photography in four words …
“Mouthwatering pictures” and “fingelickin’ good images”.
My camera is deaf, can’t taste or smell and is even blind – until I lend my eye to it.
But I taste and taste all the more. I express the emotions I feel in my images.
Yet music from home was my first love.
But unlike my cousins and uncles as lyricist/composer Gus Roan and musical phenomenon John Roan (Arsenal), my musical concoctions – despite five years of solfège and a lasting love for music – were not high-flyers.
With the same passion but just a little more innate talent, then I made my profession out of another passion: light and colour and capturing that one moment.
In the meantime we are 40 years older, tens of thousands of photos, hundreds of restaurant visits and, yes – you have to take the blunder with the bump – also a lot of kilos further on.
No regrets. On the contrary. More than ever I feel privileged. A Sunday child who could do his job as a photographer in 22 countries and for more than a thousand clients.
A playbird who got the chance to work with numerous chefs and creatives from the front row.
Photography, architecture, interior design, fashion and – also – cooking give colour to my life more than ever and more brightly than ever before.
Rudyroan.be, Luxuryplaces.be, AGXworkspaces.be among others, and the ‘feelgood newspaper’ Nie Neutenaar, are not so silent witnesses of this.
What do you think, shall we have a chat?
All the best for 2020!