Hello, I’m Giel Sweertvaegher, 20 years old, studying
history and an aviation photographer. I’ve been interested in aviation
since I started to go to the annual Koksijde International Airshow. After
7 years, at the age of 15 I decided to photograph the planes. First with
my brothers Nikon D70, later with my own Nikon D80 (Now D7000). The same
year I emailed Eric to ask him how he did all those photoflights. I was
very pleased when I could join the Photocrew in 2009. Since then things
went very fast. I had been dreaming of air to air flights for only two
years and all of a sudden I could actually do them. Things went fast!
Before turning 18 I had the luck to fly in
oldtimers, photograph jets, helicopters, aerobatic teams and oldtimers.
I’ve been to new places, met so many great people, seen amazing
In 2011 I decided to start an aviation blog, apron6.com.
Not only to show my pictures but also video’s or websites that I
find around the internet. I try to be a little different in my photo’s
and in my editing afterwards. I try to photograph aviation as a whole,
not only the planes. So I hope you like them!