ET or the abbreviation of Erik Tanghe was born with a camera in his hand the 1st of july. He was a very visual child and at the age of six he managed to put 1000 pieces puzzles together in a little bit more then one hour.
He sees combinations and colours where other people don't see them.. making him the perfect photographer. He has the eye for detail and even while climbing harsh mountains or driving motorbikes at high speed he's still able to discover the nicest spots for a good picture.
His prime interest was filmmaking during mountain climbing and throughout his numerous trips to the Swiss and Italian Alps he makes lots of documentaries which he showed to big audiences afterwards.
His biggest climb was for sure the ascension of the north face of the Cima Ovest di Lavaredo. In the middle of the 550 meter high wall there is a gigantic overhang (an upside down stairway) of 50 meters which is called the biggest roof in the world.. He climbed it at the age of 21 making a great movie of it during the impressive two days trip.
See the trailer of this movie here
Climbing in harsh conditions taught him to always stay focused, to manage difficult circumstances and to act quick.. a quality which he will often use during travels all over the world where he makes pictures for well known magazines in Belgium and abroad.
Taking pictures of motorbikes is something he has been doing for quite a while. He worked as a testpilot (see pictures below) for motorcycle magazines for more than 10 years and he knows the perfect lines motorcycles follow going through a curve.. His ability to act fast offered him the timing of capturing motorbikes moving at high speed
Lately Erik Tanghe is giving plenty of importance to film, animation/cartoons and art