Rutger ten Broeke is internationally renowned for his classic black and white nude images. His fascination for the female form surrounded by nature and the emotional connection between the two is a central theme in his work. He creates timeless and harmonious images, compositionally perfect. His aesthetic concept is to combine beauty and purity with great technical skills. Ten Broeke finds his inspiration with the grand old masters of photography history, with a special emphasis on the ‘straight photography’ of Edward Weston. Despite his many years working the craft, Ten Broeke still works in abundance, focusing completely on autonomous art photography. In The Age of Innocence, highlights from his oeuvre are combined with his latest works; what all the works have in common, is a sense of freedom, beauty and purity, as if the women in the images are residing in paradise itself.