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.



Mar 9 - Apr 25 2018
Natlab — Eindhoven

Feb 5 - Feb 12 2017
Rotterdam Photo 2017
Deliplein — Rotterdam

Oct 9 - Dec 31 2015
Voor de lens: films en fotografische kunstenaarsportretten (1925-2015)
RKD – Netherlands Institute for Art History
Prins Willem Alexanderhof 5 — The Hague

Jan 24 - Mar 8 2015
Zilveren Camera
The Hague Museum of Photography
Stadhouderslaan 43 — The Hague

Apr 5 - Aug 28 2011
Kunsthal Rotterdam
Westzeedijk 341 — Rotterdam


Nomination Dutch National Portrait Prize

Second round Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize


Public Collections

Portrait Hellen van Meene with Ringo, Gemeente Museum The Hague



workshop by Paolo Roversi at Les Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles

advanced workshop wet collodion negatives/saltprints by Jeroen de Wijs at Fotomuseum Antwerp

advanced workshop wet collodium ambrotype/ferrotype by Jeroen de Wijs at Fotomuseum Antwerp

workshop wet plate collodion by Luther Gerlach, Amsterdam

photography at the Royal Academy of Art The Hague)