Van Dalen Gallery

Founded in 2023 by Marc Van Dalen, the Van Dalen Gallery stands as a testament to the celebration of the human form through the lens of fine art nude photography. Our gallery is not just a space; it is a sanctuary for the exploration of beauty, vulnerability, and the artistry inherent in the naked human body. As we embark on this creative journey, we declare our commitment to the following principles:

Elevating the Human Form: We believe in the power of the human body as a canvas for artistic expression. Through meticulous composition and thoughtful lighting, we seek to elevate the nude form to the realm of high art, transcending the boundaries of conventional perception.

Diversity and Inclusivity: The Van Dalen Gallery is dedicated to showcasing the diversity of the human body in all its forms. We celebrate bodies of every shape, size, color, and gender identity, fostering an inclusive space that challenges societal norms and stereotypes.

Narratives of Empowerment: Each photograph displayed in our gallery tells a story. We aim to capture the essence of empowerment, self-expression, and resilience. Our artists are storytellers, weaving tales that resonate with authenticity and strength.

Technical Excellence: We hold ourselves to the highest standards of technical proficiency. Through a mastery of lighting, composition, and post-processing techniques, our artists create images that are not only visually stunning but also conceptually rich.

Dialogues on Sensuality and Identity: The Van Dalen Gallery is a platform for open dialogues about sensuality, identity, and societal perceptions. We encourage conversations that challenge preconceived notions, inviting viewers to engage with the art on both an emotional and intellectual level.

Collaboration and Mentorship: We foster a collaborative environment that encourages the exchange of ideas and techniques. Established artists mentor emerging talents, creating a dynamic community that pushes the boundaries of what is possible in the realm of fine art nude photography.

Respect for Artists: The Van Dalen Gallery is committed to respecting the artistic vision and intent of our photographers. We provide a supportive space where artists can express themselves freely, without fear of judgment or censorship.

Social Responsibility: Acknowledging the impact of art on society, we strive to use our platform for positive change. We support social causes that align with our values, leveraging the power of art to provoke thought and inspire action.

The Van Dalen Gallery is more than a collection of photographs; it is a celebration of the human spirit in its most authentic and exposed form. Join us in redefining the boundaries of fine art nude photography and embracing the beauty that lies within us all.


Contact Address:

Van Dalen Gallery 

Laufgraben 19

20146 Hamburg


F +49 160 97733101


Vat registration no.:

DE 241 851 810 


Photography Copyright: MvD

All artworks are copyright by the Artists.

Van Dalen Gallery 2022