What we are doing

Music Inspired Art is organizing shows with the best museum quality music photography and art inspired by music.

The Music Inspired Art gallery and work space in Schiedam, the Netherlands, is open on Thursday and Fridays from 11 AM till 5 PM, on appointment and during special sessions with lectures and concerts. Friends of Music Inspired Art are invited by an online news letter. To subscribe write an email to musicinspiredart@gmail.com.

Music Inspired Art can be commissioned to
- curate exhibitions
- search and develop archives
- search photographs for documentary films (like we did for the Netflix documentary Quincy)
- hold key notes
all related to music inspired art and photography.

In the Music Inspired Art premises (De Fotowerkplaats Schiedam) there are also printing facilities for professional and top amateur photographers. Other services include photo shoots, trainings and image editing.

The North Sea Jazz Archives exposed at this year's festival

In co-operation with the North Sea Jazz Festival Music Inspired Art will present a selection of the best festival's photos under the title The North Sea Jazz Archives. These extraordinary, and sometimes historic, images are selected by master photographers Vincent Mentzel, Hans van Ommeren, Henk Bothof, and MIA director Wim van Zon.
50 photos will be printed for the exhibition at the North Sea Jazz Festival 2017, another 200 will be screened. All images are for sale in limited editions and signed by the photographers.

The best festival photos are shot by Paul Bergen, Peter van Breukelen, John Gundlach, Jelmer de Haas, Dimitri Hakke, Vincent Mentzel, Joke Schot, Richard Sinte Maartensdijk, Raphael Sprenger, Andreas Terlaak. Some more will be added in the near future.

Music Photography at Schiedam Photo Festival

Music Inspired Art supported several items at the Schiedam Photo Festival 2016 that was held October 13 -16.

In co-operation with us Karen van Gilst made a new Streetnote for her series in Schiedam during a public photo serssion.

Wim van Zon  presented the history of music photography in a lecture and we curated an exhibition with music photos by Jimmy Katz and Ouxu Cheng at the trendy wine bar Wijning.

The central point of the festival, the Havenkerk (Harbour Church) in the center of Schiedam, was dressed by the Music Inspired Art crew.

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