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“Kerstens has photographed others beside his daughter, ‘gave them a place in his heart’as he calls it. over the years, he has portrayed a number of men and women. these ‘portraits’and ‘tronies’(the 17th century dutch word for faces or heads) refer in their execution to both the dutch masters and the portraits of the italian renaissance” (in the line of Vermeer).

+ Hendrik Kerstens