The photos that Hendrik Kerstens takes of his daughter Paula have become iconic, world-famous works of art. What once started as a form of family photo graphy, and then became a dialogue with the historical portraiture of the Low Countries, is now entering a new phase. Paula, now an adult, is gradually taking more control of her self-image.
Paula has slowly become a series of self-portraits, one that celebrates the age-old game in front of the mirror, as new looks, styles and roles are constantly explored. Now a family business, the Kerstens continue to develop their work every day.