Born as the son of two artists, Lode Messemaker spent most of his childhood in a rather creative environment, with access to all sorts of paints, brushes, pencils and more. Inspired by the black-and-white photography of his father, he soon spent long nights developing films and photographs in the darkroom. It didn't take long for him to get his own camera and go out to experiment.
The photographs on this site are mainly the result of the various journeys Lode undertook. In most photographs you will notice the focus on people, on some occasions you will see the geographic background shimmering through.