Erwin Olaf shoots (or paints?) like Rembrandt
Dutch star photographer Erwin Olaf produced (for want of a better word) a series of pictures inspired on the Relief of Leiden, a defining moment in Dutch 17th century history. His pictures are inspired by paintings from that time. I see a mix of Vermeer and Rembrandt: the baroque atmosphere of Rembrandt, with a more serene light like Vermeer’s.
The photo series Erwin Olaf schildert Leids Ontzet :: nrc.nl shows some of those pictures and ‘making of’ shots. Olaf and his team are shooting individual portraits which will be integrated into huge compositions.