Creating dozens of films on the small-gauge "amateur" medium over the course of four decades, he confines himself to the duration of a 3-minute Super 8 reel, working with minimal equiptment and manipulation.
Pieters began shooting films in Super8 in 1985. His work concentrates on urban subjects - trams, crossroads, city dwellers and drifters - to which Pieters directs his unique gaze to capture their everyday existence. His films are essentially about seeing, observing and isolating his subjects in a way which requires the viewer to look beyond the superficial or obvious. Pieters' mastery of his subject and medium directs us to actively pay attention to the people involved and to recognise the innate humanity played out on the street.