As a drawing reporter I visit places, events and people and record them with pencil and paper. With fast strokes I capture moods, situations and portraits, I conduct interviews and note down things said and overheard. Additionally to the drawings done in situ I write texts or create comic strips by request.
»Confront Chaos« La Ducasse de Mons
Since 1349 the popular »Ducasse« happens every year in the little town of Mons in Belgium. For an entire week the people of the region come together to celebrate, drink and participate in traditional processions and rituals. Highlight of the feast is the combat of Saint George and the evil dragon in which the strong men of the city are battling for the lucky hair of the dragon’s tail.
Project initiated by Pierre Liebaert and the city of Mons.
»Qu’elle est gay, ma retraite!« The gay retirement home
»Lebensort Vielfalt« in Berlin-Charlottenburg is one of the first retirement homes in Germany, especially for gays, lesbians and transsexuals. 29 men and five women live together under one roof in conditions like in a flat-sharing community. I spent a day with them and documented their everyday life.
Commissioned work for the French magazine Causette.
»Community sharing for rookies« The Uferwerk
To escape her loneliness, 70-year-old pensioner Karin Kaiser moves into a shared community again. At Uferwerk near Berlin adults, children, students, workers, singles and families live together in a commune. A portrait about a remarkable project.
Commissioned work for Brigitte Wir.
»Batay Kòk« Cockfight in Haiti
On Île à Vache off Haiti, the men of the island meet once a month for the prestigious cockfights. Out of about 50 cocks, six are chosen to contest the three fights of the day. When betting on victory or defeat, the monthly salaries of entire neighborhoods are often gambled away. I accompanied the old-established cockfighter Blanchard and his feathered protégé on their mission to glory, honor and wealth.
Extract of my book Haïti Chéri.