"All animals, except man, know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it..."

Berry 09▸01 - Konnichiwa Nippon!

Hello curious visitor!

I'm Nicholas, from Belgium.
(yes the chocolate and waffle country)

I've created this Flickr account in 2007 because of my growing interest in photography. I've always been a creative boy in various ways, but now I have found a great endless possibility to express my visions and feelings.

I like to experiment with original ideas and compositions,
I'm a perfectionist with great patience
and an enjoyer of life and its little details... :)

Though some of my digital macro shots might look unrealistic to you, all of them are 100% real and no Photoshop was used to edit them, except for some white balance or contrast issues, or to remove dust on the macro filters.

Since April 2008 I've started doing analogue photography as well. It's so exciting and charismatic! To me, it feels like the 'real' photography.

Overall, the main thing that matters is that I'm having a lot of fun making these shots and I hope I can put a smile on your face every now and then.

Thanks for dropping by!
Feel free to ask me anything!

love ♥


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Yashica 01▸18 Highly Lomo Lomo 10▸01 Lomo 10▸23 Lomo 10▸19 Hasselblad 02▸03 Hasselblad 02▸07 Hasselblad 02▸02 Hasselblad 02▸01 Lomo 07▸26 Lomo 09▸15 Lomo 09▸17 Lomo 07▸31 Lomo 07▸04 Lomo 08▸12 Rolleiflex 01▸01 Rolleiflex 01▸07 My Hive Lomo 05▸08 寿司 Mini Gent Sint-Pieters - Platform 8b (HD) Gent Sint-Pieters - Platform 8b Pentax 01▸13 Pentax 01▸08 Pentax 01▸07 Pentax 01▸10 Lomo 06▸12 Lomo 06▸25 Fimography Ghent By Night Self-portrait With Hat And Braces The Killer Fit Sugar Drop Untitled TTV Shot Wings On The Swings The Sprout Has Come Out! Lomo 5.07 Lomo Sticker Lomo 4.34 Lomo 4.19 Lomo 4.16 Lomo 4.13 Lomo 4.33 Lomo 3.30 Lomo 3.29 Lomo 3.26 Lomo 3.15 Lomo 3.8 Lomo 3.12 Lomo 3.10 Lomo 3.11 Lomo 2.9 Lomo 2.7 Lomo 2.12 Lomo 2.10 Lomo 1.26 Lomo 1.20 Lomo 1.19b Lomo 1.18 Lomo 1.8 Laarne Lomo 1/30A Minor Paddle Lionel Beuvens Louise Alice Seats Moon Kaprijke Callisto Papaver Row Row Row... Oh... Snow, Sun & A Boring Background Cotton Buddy Toothrush The Little String Picker The Metro The Mandarin Room The 400 Midnight Cruzer Homemade Muffins Larry Is Such A Hothead! For Sale / For Snail Macro Macro Fly Krama My First Book! The Marshmallow Incident The Bubbleboy The Great Escape It's A Girl! Mr. Fly Caught Some Wind Mini Pool Alea Iacta Est Stardust Tour De Mouches Vlaamse Gaai II Milk & Cookies A Break From It All Disco Peeing Pig Minor Keys My Little Gift, For You! Stencil Shirt Tutorial pt. 7 Pateekes Hello World! Poopville Buttercup II Strawberry Grass Dew Take Your Parachute And Jump... Minor Chords Feather Waterdrop TSP II Milky!


Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Sigma AF 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM

Canon EOS 400D
EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II + EF 50mm f/1.8 II + Sonia macro filters + Canon RC-1 Remote Control

Samsung NX10
30mm f/2 pancake + 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6

Canon Digital IXUS 65

Lomo LC-A (1986)

• Lomography Spinner

Mamiya NC1000S (1977?)
35mm f/2.8 + 50mm f/1.7 + 135mm f/2.8

Asahi Pentax Spotmatic II ("Pete" 1971-76?)
SMC Takumar lenses: Super 28mm f1/3.5 + Macro 50mm f1/4 + 55mm f1/2 + 85mm f1/1.8 + Super 135mm f1/2.5 + 200mm f1/4 + 85-210mm f1/4.5

Olympus OM-2N (silver) ("Lora" 1974?) & Olympus OM-2N (black) ("Ichiyuro" 1974?)
Zuiko 50mm f1/1.8 + Zuiko 28mm f1/2.8 + Vivitar 28mm f1/2.8

• Agfa Billy Record 4.5 (1945)

Hasselblad 500C/M ("Berry" 1975)
Carl Zeiss Planar 80mm f/2.8 Planar C T* (1980) + A12 back (1974) + C16 back (1966) + waist level viewfinder + extension tube 21

Rolleiflex 3.5E ("Julie" 1957-59?)

Seagull 4A-103 ("Charlie" 1964)

Yashica Electro 35 GX Black ("Nobby" 1975)

Polaroid 636 Close Up (1996)
Polaroid 779 film

• Extras
Hama Tripod Star 700 EF Digital + Sekonic L-308S Flashmate + Holga 120 Flash + ColorSplash flash + Polaroid Pogo printer

• Unused or collectibles
Yashica C ("Simone"), Coronet Rex box camera, Minox 35 EL, Praktica MTL 5, Pentax Zoom 105 Super, Minolta Riva Zoom 105EX, Kodak Brownie 127, disposable cameras, Gossen Sixtry light meter, Class 2 Hit camera, Canon FTb, Polaroid Colorpack 80, Petri 35E, Contina with Zeiss Ikon lens, Yashica Lynx 5000E, Rollei 121BC flash, Voigtländer Brillant...

• Wish list
Leica M2, Polaroid SX-70 or SLR 680/690, Hasselblad Acute Matte screen with grid,...


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    lorarnotts says:

    "Ukaaa's work and sense of creativity are quite unique on Flickr. I really like the way he catches light and simple things of life. He makes them beautiful and/or funny. Some of his shot made some of my days! Thank you Belgium. You invented 'french fries' (hum, not quite sure about that huh?), wafles, you make unique chocolates and beers, but you also have a top, humble and friendly photographer! Hope I can have the opportunity to hang out and shoot with him some day :))"

    January 19th, 2012

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    chrisdafox says:

    "nicholas has always been a great inspiration to me since i began fiddling with flickr. his talent has easily garnered himself the #1 Belgian Photographer Award in my list, but then again, hes the only Belgian i know hahaha

    despite meeting only this avenue of similar interests, i can say this guy is a good man. its not very often that you meet people with that quality that is engaging and honest, and nic has it. i look forward to the day that we get to meet and shoot together in person, and im sure if it does happen it would be prettttty epic."

    June 25th, 2010

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    - ♥ Cherie ♥ - says:

    "Congratulation on having one million views!! I really enjoy viewing Nicholas's photostream. He is full of fun ideas, talented and super friendly! Hope one day I can have a chance shoot with him!"

    March 16th, 2010

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    cute receipt says:

    "His lifestyle is very cool!His pic always gives me stimulation!"

    June 24th, 2009

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    *p. says:

    "Nicholas' stream should be right next to the word: UNIQUE in the dictionary.

    What a genius !

    enough said."

    March 11th, 2009

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    Jason_Combs says:

    "ukaaa’s photo work is unlike anyone else on Flickr. His creativity blows my mind! It’s the reason he has appeared in JPG Mag in back to back issues. Even with all the attention his work gets, he is a very down to earth and cool guy. I am glad to have made friends with him on Flickr and hopefully hang out and shoot with him someday. =)"

    February 6th, 2009

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    Todd Baker << technowannabe says:

    "Wow - that's pretty much my reaction every time I see one of ukaaa's thumbnails show up in my contact list. Crap - that's usually what I say right after I actually click on one of his thumbnails to reveal the full measure of his creative genius. I'm stunned at the talent, creativity and effort put into a huge majority of his images. Ugh - if I were half that good at his age. He's gonna go all the way!!! And to top off all of that - he's a super-nice and very encouraging Flickr pal. What more can you ask for?"

    May 14th, 2008

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    Hani Amir says:

    "Interesting? Amazing? Phenomenal? Wtf, how on earth does he add all those tiny details? All of these I associate with Ukaa and his photos. All of them have a story to tell. All of them will show you something unique, a new way to look at the word; and all of them presented with such creativity and colour. He's got some mad skills with that camera and composition as well. Keep up the kick ass work man and goodluck."

    December 4th, 2007

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    *tk says:

    "Ukaa...where to begin? His photos are always so full of humour and creativity and even though I have never met him, I could tell from the early comments he deposited in my stream that his personality is also the same. His outlook on life in what he writes and creates is infectious. Thanks for reminding us (me) what life truly is about :D"

    November 3rd, 2007

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    lito.lapida says:

    "It all began with his tiny paper crane photo I saw on explore.
    I think that was also the time when i became a macro enthusiast. This guy has a crazy imagination and lots of creativity which I admire. Browsing this guy's photostream is just like taking a trip to the explore pages. He's got tons of no.1's on explore, hundreds of comments and faves on photos and and the funniest concepts in flickr.
    Glad I met this guy.. Keep making us smile and laugh and inspired Nic. =)"

    September 19th, 2007

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    aribear says:

    "Ukaaa's photos are precise, witty and amazing. I wish I had his patience and dedication.

    I am constantly amazed at his talent."

    September 9th, 2007

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    gundidepp (busy on the farm) says:

    "His creativity is amazing!!!
    His ideas are cool,unusual,inspiring,weird,funny,positively different!!
    It's always a pleasure to visit his stream!
    A genius!!"

    August 31st, 2007

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    paul beefs says:

    "He is definitly the Master of Flies."

    August 25th, 2007

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    Twiggy Tu says:

    "you create so many intresting pics about funny life."

    August 15th, 2007

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    Edward Olive Actor Photographer Fotografo Madrid says:

    "the cleverest, most original & wittiest macro photography i have ever seen. if this is not a large commercial merchandising operation very soon i will be very surprised. sell it expensive. it is worth the money."

    August 13th, 2007

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    Jersey Yen says:

    "uka is such a big boy who enjoy in his fantastic macro world. he's talented, amazing and absolutely he's a lovely person. I adore his colorful life, everything looks soooo vivid and interesting!! he always can touch my heart and inspirit my mind. take care bro, so glad to know you each other on flickr! ;)*
    ciao ciao

    June 12th, 2007

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    Sylviebliss says:

    "Nic is one of the sweetest people I have met in my life. He sees life in a positive way and it can be seen in his pics. I love his style, very unique, so ‘ukesque’. He even introduced me to look at photography in a different way and what a wonderful teacher, so patient with me...
    I am always very impatient to see what he is going to invent, like a fool scientist with his test-tubes! xxx"

    June 1st, 2007

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    Oh Blee says:

    "Uka takes the cutest pictures I've ever seen, and some of the most stunning too. I love looking at pictures he's taken, there's always something slightly different about what he does!"

    May 15th, 2007

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    liam_sheasby says:

    "I love his photos. They range from the simple to the stunning, at times they're perfect. Now he has a macro lens i can only imagine how much more awesome pictures are to come."

    May 6th, 2007

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    aliceje says:

    "Uka's photos are always so great to see. He constantly has great ideas and his photos are all very optimistic and promising. I've seen him really develop his photography no end so far and I know he will only continue to get even better. I love checking his photostream for his new ideas each day :)"

    April 29th, 2007

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    crazybobbles says:

    "Uka is full of cutesy ideas in his photography. I enjoy his use of doodles and extremely small handwriting, he works very well with macro photography and should concentrate on this unique and "uka" style of photography. Good work uka :)"

    April 29th, 2007

Nicholas Hendrickx
December 2006
Laarne, Belgium
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