Portraits of Pain, Portraits of Love




At first glance one might describe the works of Koos Breukel as ‘classical’, even ‘old-fashioned’. Almost everything looks ‘classic’ in his photography: the genre he chooses to work in, portrait photography; his cameras, ranging from old-fashioned to very old-fashioned; and the traditional way in which his beautiful prints are produced. Only his subject– contemporary people – is modern. Or, better yet, timeless, because Koos Breukel (The Hague, 1962) is one of those rare photographers who knows how to capture a subject’s authentic state of mind.

For more information, check out Breukel's Photofile article here.