At the age of seven, Wim Demessemaekers got his very first camera. Everywhere he went, he took it with him, looking wide-eyed and full of wonderment at the world. Determined to document everything that was happening around him.

Many years later, his passion for photography led him to study sociology. As a keen student of human nature, he understands that you need to know the smaller stories to see the bigger picture.

After his studies, Wim unleashed his passion for photography in numerous communication projects. Sharing his know-how about visual storytelling and the strong narrative power it contains. For 12 years he successfully ran his own communication agency. Developing influential campaigns for blue-chip clients like Proximus, Johnson & Johnson, BNP Paribas Fortis and many others.

However, his first passion called upon him and Wim decided to entirely focus on his professional photography career. Through his lenses he looks at the world. Showing his unique style by capturing the extraordinary beauty of our little blue planet and all its fascinating stories.


'A Taste of Tanzania' tells the story of Belgian Chef Axel Janssens, who has been living and working in Tanzania for a decade. Over the years, he traveled to all corners of the country, discovering incredible tastes and meeting many people sharing his passions. In this majestic coffee table book, he revisits these fabulous locations and inspiring people with his best friend and talented photographer, Wim Demessemaekers. As a pleasant surprise, Chef Axel shares a selection of his favorite recipes, blending his European cuisine with local fusion touches. This book has all the ingredients to stimulate all your senses. 

Pages: 355 
Language: English 
Release date: 2019 
Size: 27x24x4 cm (10.6 x 9.4 x 1.6 in) 
Weight: 2150 grams (4.7 lbs.) 
Material: linen cover / uncoated paper 

Publisher: Untold Publishing 

Photography: Wim Demessemaekers 
Author: Stephen Walckiers 
Layout: Paul Popelier