Born in Belgium in 1981 to parents with a strong sense of cultural and social commitment, he spends his childhood steeped in an environment that explored the most varied forms of creativity, in line with a particularly difficult local situation.
He studied at the Lassaad Saidi international school of theater and worked with the Compagnie Barbiana in Belgium; performing directing and teaching. He also explored theater in Italy and Brazil, but after a few years he realized his passion lay elsewhere and decided to switch from theater to visual-arts and music as a means to express his creativity. He became Looka Loopa making music videos, documentaries, short films and visual experiments, all inspired by his sincere outlook on life. Giving as much importance to the people and situations filmed as to the style.
In the past few years, he initiated a project of documenting and capturing various forms of theaters from Asia and around the World through his camera. By doing this, Looka hopes to contribute to the documentation of theatre forms, to try and depict the transmission of this cultural patrimony to the next generations by witnessing and photographing the work of Masters, the craftsmanship of the Creators, enter the world of Actors, Artists and Director from preparation to the performance.
His photographic work has been exposed in Paris, Hong Kong, Brussels and several international photo festival.
In parallel with his photographic works, Looka is also directing film documentaries around the world, focusing on a central theme, quasi an obsession : life through theatre.
After a long process led in 2012 to his first film « Black Box », an intimate portrayal of a theatre company dealing with the creative process to create a theatrical show with human performance.
Currently, he is working on a new documentary about I Made Djimat, a very well-known figure in the world of theatre who is coming from a small village in Bali. I Made Djimat had a major influence on some of the most important directors in the 20th century.
"All cultures have a common core to express what is, to my opinion, the most essential thing, what makes the language universal : the word of emotions."