hendrik kerstens versus jan vermeer hendrik kerstens versus jan vermeer
may 26, 2008

hendrik kerstens versus jan vermeer

when dutch photographer hendrik kerstens  (1956) decided to dedicate himself entirely
to photography in 1995 he turned to a model very near at hand: his daughter paula.
the shots bring to mind the paintings of johannes vermeer (1632-1675) – austerity, clarity
an the serene expression on the young girl’s face, untouched by the experiences of adult lifeand,
not least, the characteristic ‘dutch’ light, all combine to create this impression.
his photographs are on show until june 2008 as part of the group exhibition
‘tangled up in you – connecting, coexisting, and conceiving identity’
at 21 c museum in louisville, kentucky,usa.
bag, 2007
pimp up towel, 2006
bathing cap, 1992
sunburnt, 2001 
  • wonderful


    horst says:
  • also now on the cover of the redesigned domus magazine.

    guest says:

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