ET's world
ET's world

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.

Erik Tanghe Erik Tanghe in Afrika Erik Tanghe in front of Golden Gate BridgeErik Tanghe in South Africa

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

Erik Tanghe in Riesendach, northface Westliche Zinne Erik Tanghe in Riesendach, northface Westliche Zinne Erik Tanghe climbing the first meters of the 50 meter upside down stairway, called the biggest roof of the world, Westliche Zinne Northface Watch the trailer of the movie <a href="http://www.et-photo.com/film/riesendaktrailer.html" target="_blank">here</a> Erik Tanghe in Riesendach, northface Westliche Zinne Erik Tanghe in the Cima Grande (GroBe Zinne) Diretissima Erik Tanghe in the Cima Grande (GroBe Zinne) Diretissima Erik Tanghe on the summit of Wildspitze Erik Tanghe on the summit of Wildspitze Erik Tanghe working in Verdon Erik Tanghe working in Verdon Erik Tanghe filming

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.

Erik Tanghe climbing in Freyr Erik Tanghe climbing in Mozet Erik Tanghe climbing in Freyr Erik Tanghe in Borneo Erik Tanghe on his way to the Grosshorn Erik Tanghe on his way to the Grosshorn Erik Tanghe on the summit of Mont Brulé On his way to Monchjochhutte Protecting from cold in front of the northface of Mont Brule Standing on the edge of the Creux Du Van, Switzerland Lotschental, probably his favorite place in Switzerland, sept 2013

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

Erik Tanghe driving the Yamaha R6 Erik Tanghe driving the Honda X11 Erik Tanghe on the Honda SP 2 Erik Tanghe on the Honda SP 2 Erik Tanghe driving the Honda CBR 600 Erik Tanghe driving the Yamaha R6 on the Almeria racetrack Erik Tanghe on the Estoril racetrack Erik Tanghe on the Almeria Racetrack Erik Tanghe on the Almeria Racetrack

Lately Erik Tanghe is giving plenty of importance to film, animation, art

Acrylic painting by Erik Tanghe Acrylic painting by Erik Tanghe Acrylic painting by Erik Tanghe

and the internet (webdesign). For this also see ErikTanghe.com, my youtube channel and the filmpage on this website

Giving birth in the Mountains, an animation by Erik Tanghe Talking Mountains, an animation by Erik Tanghe

Again, in filmmaking his capability to work under harsh conditions and to act fast makes it possible for him to shoot footage where others would fail.
Being a selftought man in webdesign, he also manages to develop and publish things in a different but often in a more impressive (just look around this site) way then the nine to five webdesigner...

Erik Tanghe on his way to Dakar Erik Tanghe on his way to DakarErik Tanghe on his way to DakarErik Tanghe on his way to DakarErik Tanghe at work on his way to Dakar for Televison