Hans de Kort was born in 1963 in the Netherlands.
At the age of 4 he had his first encounter with photography, witnessing the development of pictures in the dark room: the start of a lifetime fascination for ‘writing with light’.
In 1986 he graduated from the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague.
With more than 25 years experience in portrait, fashion, beauty and travel photography for commercial and editorial clients, his view on images is in constant evolution.
He makes ferrotypes, a 19th-century photographic technique. In a 16 x 20 inch view camera he exposes metal plates that have been prepared with light-sensitive collodion. The portraits of fellow photographers from his generation are unique pictures like a Polaroid. The nostalgic, craft technique and by the fact that the sitter should concentrate at least five seconds to sit still and watch, they seem to look at us it from another time and dimension.

Exhibitions

9-feb-2017 t/m 12-feb-2017

Rotterdam Photo 2017
Deliplein — Rotterdam
Netherlands

9-okt-2015 t/m 31-dec-2015
Voor de lens: films en fotografische kunstenaarsportretten (1925-2015)
RKD – Netherlands Institute for Art History
Prins Willem Alexanderhof 5 — Den Haag

24-jan-2015 t/m 08-mrt-2015
Zilveren Camera
The Hague Museum of Photography
Stadhouderslaan 43 — Den Haag

29-apr-2011 t/m 28-Aug-2011
HIPSTAMATIC!
Kunsthal Rotterdam
Westzeedijk 341 — Rotterdam

 

Awards
Nomination Dutch National Portrait Prize 2014