Monday, October 11, 2010

Muse Monday - Hendrik Kerstens

Hendrik Kerstens,  an award winning Dutch photographer, is influenced by his ancestors, the master painters of the seventeenth century whose portraits captured everyday life.  One is reminded of Vermeer in a series of portraits Kerstens photographed of his daughter, Paula.  Interestingly, Kerstens' whimsical use of head gear, modern household objects such as toilet paper, a garbage bag, a lampshade, does not detract from the regal quality of the images.  Conversely, the result is a unique contemporary perspective on a classic art form.

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