In 1995, art collector Roy Kahmann (1959) founded Het Hoofdbureau, a combination design studio and advertising consultancy agency. From this company emerged the very first online photography gallery in Europe: Vintagephoto.nl. Three years later, Kahmann opened an actual art gallery called HUP Gallery. In 2009 it would change its name to Kahmann Gallery, which now represents 35 vintage and contemporary photographers. Kahmann’s love for both design and photography also came together in GUP Magazine, the international photography magazine founded in 2005. It has been around for 14 years and is available in 30 countries.
Kahmann’s latest initiative is Haute Photographie, a new photography fair with a concept unlike any other. The fair is centered around a group exhibition and features works by the grand masters from the history of photography as well as the youngest and most exciting young talents working with the medium today. Haute Photographie is a boutique photography fair with the allure of a museum.