With His Daughter As Muse, Photographer Hendrik Kerstens Emulates Flemish Paintings.

A few weeks ago I shared with you the work of Suzanne Jongmans, who re-interpreted paintings by famous Dutch Masters using packing foam and materials here. In a similar vein, photographer Hendrik Kerstens has been photographing his daughter Paula since she was a child, posing, lighting and styling her in the manner of famous Flemish art. Using everyday objects like trash bags, toilet paper, lampshades and towels for the fashions, his images simultaneously capture his daughter’s serene beauty and the historical seventeenth century style of portraiture. (more…)

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Erwin Olaf: Elevating Retail Photography To Art Worth Collecting.


Above: The Egg vase by Moooi, shot by Erwin olaf

As an advertising art director, one mentally creates lists of ‘blue sky’ directors and photographers with whom they wish to work. Erwin Olaf is one of the photographers whose work I’ve admired for a long time and, along with Eugenio Recuenco, tops my list as the most lust-worthy photographers. (more…)

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