Additionally, Netty recently returned from Cuba, where her original intention was to capture a series on Jinetera. However, her trip took an unexpected turn as she was mugged, leaving her stranded in Cuba for a month. During her extended stay, she created a personal series that evolved from a documentary project focusing on the place and its inhabitants. This experience provided her with a unique opportunity to delve into the unfiltered reality of life in Havana’s less-explored areas, where the unvarnished truth rapidly became apparent.
“Through The Looking Glass” is a captivating collection of visual work inspired by Netty Richards’ brief sojourn in Amsterdam. These evocative images were taken during various weather conditions, providing a unique perspective on the lives of the people and the place from her perspective as an intrigued outsider looking in.
Amsterdam, known for its picturesque canals and historic architecture, served as the backdrop for this collection. The photographs, captured through glass, offer viewers a window into the city’s diverse and dynamic atmosphere. Inclement weather, including rain and mist, adds depth and mood to the scenes, enhancing the atmospheric impressions.
Netty’s lens invites viewers to observe Amsterdam from a different angle, providing intimate glimpses into the lives of its residents. These images portray the city beyond its conventional postcard-perfect representations. They capture the everyday beauty and the subtleties of human existence, entwined with the unique charm and character of Amsterdam. “Through The Looking Glass” is a visual exploration that invites us to see this city through the eyes of an outsider, revealing the city’s authenticity and its inhabitants’diverse experiences.