the Windig Collection

Timeview is an independent photography company, based in the Netherlands. The company represents the 'Windig Collection', one of the largest collections of found and vernacular amateur photography. The collection consists mainly of negatives and slides and includes photography from all over the world, covering the pre-digital era from 1870 up to the 1980’s.

Found & Vernacular Photography

Vernacular photographs are photographs of daily life and common things that are unintentionally artistic. Found photography refers to the recovery of lost, unclaimed, or discarded vernacular photographs or snapshots. The archive of Vivian Maier, discovered in 2009, is the best known example. The Timeview Collection could be compared to this, but is more versatile because of the unlimited number of photographers.


Timeview creates and provides art- and advisory services for retail companies, interior designers, architects and project developers of hospitality, health care and corporate spaces. We curate and host exhibitions by leveraging our extensive photo collection, catering to the diverse needs of museums, galleries, and businesses. Our curated displays showcase the richness of our collection, providing a unique and engaging visual experience for visitors.