Werner Mantz, 'Glaspaleis' Modehuis Schunck, (‘Glass Palae’, Schunck fashion house and department store), Heerlen (NL), 1936. Architect: Frits Peutz. ©Werner Mantz/Nederlands Fotomuseum

Nowadays, it is clear that the quality of Mantz’s photography is a combination of three characteristics: his craftsmanship, his understanding of the nature of his subjects and his great creative ability to develop a personal and coherent visual idiom within the often tight parameters of a commission. Furthermore, Mantz is a great source of inspiration to photographers today.

Werner Mantz, 'Glaspaleis' Modehuis Schunck, ('Glass Palae', Schunck fashion house and department store), Heerlen (NL), 1936. Architect: Frits Peutz. ©Werner Mantz/Nederlands Fotomuseum