A source of inspiration

Marie-Jeanne van Hövell tot Westerflier is best known for her tranquil portraits, intimate photographs of historic interiors and winter scenes of Amsterdam. She uses an analogue Hasselblad camera and the light available, which results in atmospheric black and white images that always contain an element of mystery. The photos have a completely unique style and character, and make the apparently invisible visible.

In the last couple of years the artist has also allowed colours in her work, seen in the images of the 'Contemplation Still life' series. These elegant and serene still lifes have a painting-like quality. Another series in colour is 'At the Window', in which she introduces models. The 17th-century painter Johannes Vermeer is a great source of inspiration.