Bellen is a dedicated amateur photographer living in the small village of
Wellen, Belgium. After getting married, Jaak and his wife decided to
settle in Wellen since it was where he grew up as one of seven children.
He loves that fact that he knows everybody and everything in town.
never formerly studied photography but it has been his central passion
since he was twenty-three. It began with a semi-automatic, a Chinon CE 4,
which he still uses from time to time. He recently took time off to build
a house and a lush garden around it. That garden serves as both his
inspiration as well as his studio. Chinese palm trees, tulips, catalpas,
magnolias, he is surrounded by the lush textures of his self-created
paradise. It became his official studio when his wife bought him a new
camera, a Canon EOS 3, and he starrted to focus on shooting nudes. What
could be a more perfect setting that a lush and beautiful garden along
with an equally magnificent human subject?