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Presentation Henri Senders

25 Oct 2014, 11:00 - 13:00

On Saturday October 25, photographer Henri Senders (1958) will be giving a presentation about his unique style of photography in BABOOKA Bookstore. Henri never talks about the technical aspects of photography but instead focuses on stories and emotion, that are so important to him as a photographer.

The subjects are never technique, rules or Photoshop, but are about ambiance, beauty, stories and passion. About the interesting people from all kinds of different countries, that have come to visit me in the Netherlands and who made my photography what it is today. About how I build images using improvisation and intuition; about the female vision that has strongly influenced my work; about the building of ambiance and  playfully directing people; about the little things that can make or break images; about finding the perfect light; etcetera. During my lectures there is always room for discussion with the audience.

The presentation is held from 11:00-13:00. During this time, there is room for questions and (group)discussions. This lecture will be followed by a book signing session on 9 November, during which Henri will reveal his new book, ‘In Search Of Intimacy‘.

For more Henri Senders: www.henrisenders.nl


In 2006, Henri Senders took up photography out of the blue, without any training and therefore not feeling limited by technical aspects. Just by doing it, he found and created his own special style. An unique style achieved by using nothing but natural light. Like analogue photography, his editing is stripped to a bare minimum.

Henri’s photographs can be described as sensual and erotic, using an alienating and sometimes even raw style. Whether they are portraits, nudes, landscapes or narrative images, he never has a set up plan for his shoots. All photos are the result of improvisation and intuition. He chooses a model & a location and, depending on the weather, mood of the day, model-interaction and the settings, the image is born.

“The people I work with are chosen by intuition, I am never looking for perfect bodies or perfect faces.” It’s the look in their eyes that intrigues him. This way he worked with lots of beautiful people from different countries. His work was part of the Florence Biennale 2011, Open Art Fair Utrecht 2012, the Biennale of Chianciano 2013 and was published in Volume II of the International Contemporary Artists 2011.


25 Oct 2014
11:00 - 13:00


BABOOKA Bookstore
Gangetje 5
Leiden, Nederland
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