The Ravestijn Gallery presents ‘Originals‘, a series of unique polaroids by Ferry van der Nat. His work compares the face, full of erotic potential, with the straightforward, unflinching depictions of the nude lower-body. While Van der Nat’s subjects stare down the camera, inviting the viewer to return the gaze, the more private and most explicit sexual images become anonymous, even objective through an emphasis on shadow, contour and frontal framing. ‘Originals’ captures the smallest details over and over again: patterns of hair growth, the curve of the thigh or buttock, a chiseled jaw and sulking eyes, and yet through his artful timing, Van der Nat balances between moments of humor and drama.

For the first time, some of the most iconic of these Polaroids, in original form, will be exhibited at The Ravestijn Gallery in Amsterdam from 17 February to 1 April 2017.


The Ravestijn Gallery
Westerdoksdijk 603-A
1013 BX Amsterdam
The Netherlands
T: 00 31 (0)20-5306000