Vermeer’s painting has something intimate and documentary about it, and opens a window in time and space in that world of Holland in the seventeenth century, depicting interior scenes, daily activities of common people and even some street scenes. Perhaps it is because of this approach, so domestic, and documentary that his works easily reach the general public and constitute a testimony of great value from an era. Since I left the brushes leading way to photography, the painting has never abandoned me at all. Whenever I have the opportunity, I visit museums and any gallery of interest wherever I am. The milkmaid painting has always been one of my favourites of Vermeer and one of the best known by the public and I had in mind for many years to make my personal version (not a replica) of that work.