The Timeview Collection

Timeview Vintage Images is an independent photography company based in the Netherlands. Timeview represents and manages a collection of vintage, analog photography. We acquire photocollections including image rights from mainly amateur photographers. The collection covers the pre-digital era from approximately 1870 up to the 1980’s. The company owns approximately a million images and is probably the largest privately held of its kind in Europe.

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.

Curating and collecting

For more than 25 years we search worldwide for the best vintage amateur images. We only purchase photographic base materials like negatives and slides on glass and film.


• Exhibition curating
• Exhibition management
• Creation & Production
• Image hunting