Frederik Buyckx was born in Antwerp on 8 October, 1984. First finished a Master program in Advertising Design at Sint-Lucas Antwerp in 2007 (internships at TBWA/Brussels and Duval Guillaume New York), followed by a Master program in Photography at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent.

Working since 2011 as a freelance photographer for the Belgian newspaper De Standaard.