Sensual appearance, soft and seductive femininity: Barend Houtsmuller was struck by the monumental beauty of the robes of the textile artist Lia Luijendijk. Two years after this introduction the exhibition 'Verweven (Weaving) was a fact.
The pictures of Houtsmuller and textile creations of Lia Luuijendijk are closely matched and have a visible relationship.
Barend Houtsmuller (1953) specializes Fine Art Photography. He studied with masters such as Nathan Lions (USA), Duane Michals (USA) and Christian Vogt (CH).
Photography is one of his main arteries. Both, the medium photography and the beauty of women fascinate him. It is an ultimate form of art experience. Through photography, he reaches people on a deeper level than with words. "When me and my model are at work, something special happens. It is like a love story: we create images together that we never could make without each other”