Elyane Van Coillie and Cedric Jacquet were both born in 1968. They met at university, where she got a masters in economics, while he graduated as an MBA. This lead them into a career in marketing and communications for her, in Information Technology for him. Their passion for photography only really started during a 6-month trip from Zanzibar to Cape Town which they took back in 1993. Despite wanting to establish themselves in Namibia, Cedric and Elyane returned to Belgium, got married, and resumed their jobs in consultancy.
But a few years later their passion for photography prooved stronger, and they both became professional free-lance photographers in 2003.
While Elyane favored portrait and travel photography, Cedric preferred nature and wildlife photography. Paradoxically, his favorite subjects are waterbirds, and deserts. A complementarity that is a real asset, as it enables them to offer comprehensive coverages of their destinations. Their favorite 'hunting grounds' are southern Africa (Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique), latin America, as well as shores, river deltas & lakes in Europe. After replacing their old Land Rover with a customised expedition truck, they have now a mobile base to work from, making Namibia and Zimbabwe feel like a second home
Their images have won awards and been exhibited internationally (BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards (UK), Festival of Montier-en-Der (France), Festival of Namur (Belgium), FNCC (Namibia), ...). Authors of the books "C'est Beau Près De Chez Vous" and "Natuur om de hoek", their work has been published in many countries
Finally, Elyane and Cedric give lectures on photography (at the Royal Academy of Arts of Antwerp, at the Natural History Museum in London, ...), organize nature photo trips in exceptional locations, and help in the development of an Adobe photo software.