After Vermeer Recreating ‘The milkmaid’ Vermeer’s masterpiece
CONCEPT: 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.
BTS FILM BY ADRI ALMAZAN I must quote Adri Almazán who made a wonderful video of the ‘Behind the scenes’ where the preparations, the essence and the feelings of the shooting are captured brilliantly. Here is the link to the beautiful film he made specially for the session:
The online photographic magazine ISO 1200, covered with an interview, this photoshooting. You can read the entire article here: FULL ARTICLE