Flatland is proud to represent Dutch photographer Hendrik Kerstens
March 19, 2017
Flatland is proud to represent Dutch photographer Hendrik Kerstens (1956). His oeuvre consists of a consequent sequence of portraits from his muse, his daughter, each time with a different angle, meaning or purpose, exploring the photograph as a surface, a platform to connect contemporary life with history. Kertens’ images clearly refer to Dutch Master painting in craft and style yet his attentive selection for humorous and down-to-earth styles of headwear, from a napkin, a wet towel, spheres of lace to beautiful folded aluminium foil, gives an airy side to the formal composition.
Kerstens worked many times with Kathy Ryan from The New York Times Magazine and for Alexander McQueen’s spectacular show The Horn of Plenty: Everyting but the Kitchen Sink, that was a retrospective on 15 shocking years in fashion.
Kerstens was awarded the PANL award (2001) in the Netherlands; the Taylor Wesing Photographic Portrait Prize (2008) at the National Portrait Gallery in London, the silver LeadAward Medaillon, Porträtfotografie des Jahres (2010) in Germany and the 11th Lucie Award (2013).