Henri Senders

Henri’s photographs can be described as sensual and erotic, using an alienating and sometimes even raw style.

In 2006, Henri Senders (1958) 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 Biennales of Chianciano 2013, Salerno 2016 en London 2017 and was published in Volume II of the International Contemporary Artists 2011. November 2014 his first book “In search of Intimacy” was published by Lecturis.

The photos on this website have no titles. Henri stopped making them up afterwards. “For a while I felt the need to make up titles with exhibitions and publications in books in mind, but it never felt right. Then I stopped altogether when a friend pointed out to me that by giving my photos a title, and even more by explaining how they were created, I was depriving viewers from the right to make their own interpretation of a picture.”

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