Photographs by Koos Breukel.
Van Zoetendaal Gallery,
96 pp., Color illustrations, 6¼x8¼".
Award-winning Dutch portrait photographer Koos Breukel is associated with large-format cameras. Despite his experience of contemporary techniques, Breukel considers the original large camera to be an appropriate tool for his vision, where the camera's demanding handling is compensated for by ultra high-quality negatives perfect for his large format portraits. Breukel's original focus on friends and artists is balanced today by some of the more famous subjects in this refined monologue, including Rutger Hauer, Rineke Dijkstra and Lucian Freud.