Soon after photographer Dirk Cornelis had established "Foto Fokus nv" in 1977 in Antwerp, he started to specialize in maritime photography. Many of his pictures were used for calendars issued by shipping companies and enterprises operating at the port. Close cooperation with various German calendar publishers was thus established. When at the turn of the millennium, the photo sales were ceased and the photo studio was closed down, he founded calendar publishing house "Weka GmbH" with a colleague from Hamburg. Ever since then, Fokus has been operating from rural Stekene.