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In 2005 I started the water portrait series. For this purpose I built a studio in the water of a swimming pool. The face at the waterline, the wet hair, eyelashes and eyebrows, a white background and square format draw attention to the face. Emotions become visible. Life shows itself in a fleeting moment and becomes a portrait photo. In this series I will pull out all the stops to make this possible.
Several publications and exhibitions have been devoted to the work. An extensive portfolio appeared in ZOOM magazine and the Saturday supplement of Le Monde. After the presentation in 2005 at the Epson Photo Festival in Naarden, the Water Portraits were shown at Paris Photo in 2005 and 2006. The series proved very successful with an international audience and one work received a nomination for the prestigious Prix BMW Paris Photo. A long list of exhibitions and publications followed in the Netherlands and abroad.
The work is in private collections of art lovers and art collectors. 
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Water Portraits are for sale in 2 limited editions, in different sizes and limited numbers. The price is for one fine art print, or one artwork. I only sell framed artworks in the Netherlands. Framed works are too fragile to ship in Europe, or worldwide. You can have the print framed at your local frame maker and I can help you with the options available to have your print beautifully framed. 
Below you see a selection of prints from the Water Portraits series. By clicking on the image you will be redirected to the order form for the fine art print. Payment is only required once the fine art print has been received undamaged and in good order.
Shipping is free.
To guarantee the authenticity of the artwork the print comes with a certificate of authenticity and a sticker to attach to the back of the framed print. Sticker and certificate states the title, year, edition, number, size and technique and is signed by me. Certificate and sticker will be sent separately from the print. Together they guarantee the authenticity of the artwork as a registered fine art photography edition print from Alex ten Napel Fine Art Photography in Amsterdam. 

The portraits on the website have a low resolution to make the website work smoothly and prevent copying. However, the fine art prints have the incredible visual power of a high resolution image and an unprecedented splendor due to a beautiful sharpness, detail and color in the small, and large formats.
I develop and print the image myself and control the fine art print for quality and sell only prints that have been approved by me. The fine art prints are printed on Premium Lustre Photo Paper 260 grms with Ultra Chrome K3 ink by Epson. Paper and ink produces excellent prints of supreme quality, unprecedented longevity and durability. 
To get an idea how framed prints from the Water Portraits series might look at your place
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and see photo's made by clients with their smartphone.



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