After being born in Brasschaat, Belgium, he grew up in Holland and later in Vienna, where he visited the American International School.
Olaf studied at the University of Heidelberg, the Lazi Akademie in Esslingen, Germany, and the Fotoacademie Amsterdam. Between 2000 and 2004 he works as a photo-assistant in Hamburg and moves to Barcelona in 2004, starting off as a free-lance photographer. Two years later he lands on Mallorca where he meets Felipe Calafat.
After successfully completing various production projects, the two of them decide to establish CUT and launch their business in 2012.
Olaf currently lives with his six year old son in a beautiful village near Palma de Mallorca.