Welcome to the Twilight Zone of Photography. My very first version of the Twilight Zone was created way back in 1994 (yes!). Some people have asked me where the name originated from. As I am imaging both astronomical and terrestrial objects, I am operating on the boundary of light and dark all of the time, hence the name.
My name is Dominique Dierick, but many friends call me Dodi in short, easier to remember anyway. I have been working as an ICT consultant at IBM, Digital Equipment and HP. Ever since I got my first camera, an Exa 1a, I have been busy with photography. I live in the beautiful [Gent], a city in the Flemish part of Belgium.
Many of my images have been internationally published in magazines and books. Some can also be found on the Astronomy Picture Of the Day (APOD) NASA website. The Washington Science Museum used one at an exhibit, as did the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
If you would like to use some of them, or need custom images, just drop me an email.
I really don't know what is causing my addiction to photography. It just happens: when I see an interestng person, a landscape, a particular scene or an object, I imagine a 35mm frame aorund it, and get annoyed if at the time I don't have a camera handy. I can spend a lot of time in a darkroom (much less nowadays) or behind a computer screen trying to make the image look like I imagined it upfront. I have no limitations regarding subjects, anything can be interesting and begging to be photographed.
Since last year I am back into freelance writing and photography for the newspaper [De Gentenaar]. I also have a [photo column] there.
You can also find me on Facebook and Flickr.