For the City of Hasselt I’ve been asked to photograph city workers on their job. I took the assignment a bit wider than the street workers, and also visited the steel, wood and fabric departments. Another person I shot was Paul Vanhove. His job? Catching rats, cats and pigeons. In an ecological way he tries to keep the city clean on his own way. This is not always in the city streets. For this location, we had to wade ourselves through the plants, nettles and blackberry thorns. And past a creek.
Every three weeks he visits every of the over three hundred locations around the inner and mostly outer city. He has many,many years of experience, yet a few months ago they talked about a rat plague in the media. He was on holiday, and quickly nuanced that it was just one family having some problems. Yet he still loves his job!
It’s always great to meet passionate people who still love their job after many years. In eleven months he retires from his day job. I wish this hard worker a long and prosper retirement. Enjoy!
Technical: Shot on a D800, with the 14-24 and 24-70.