HENRY HARGREAVES :: PHOTOGRAPHER

 

 

Henry Hargreaves was born and raised in Christchurch, New Zealand. His childhood and teenage activities ran the gamut from painting and drawing to bootlegging and cricket. Growing up with the tales of his late grandfather, WWII hero, Edgar Charles Hargreaves, Henry quickly developed his own visions of travel and the pursuit of extraordinary experience.

 

After receiving a degree in film and American Studies from the University of Canterbury, he set off for South East Asia where a chance meeting with a photographer in Bangkok launched an unlikely and explosive life chapter. Overnight, Henry found himself modeling for the world’s most prestigious fashion houses and working with such photography icons as Stephen Meisel, Mario Testino, and the late Richard Avedon.

 

It wasn’t long before he recognized his own passion for photography. Extensive travel and full immersion in the fashion industry fueled this desire and 3 years and 50 countries later, Henry relocated to New York City. Looking to break from the nomadic life of modeling and seeking to cultivate his own artistic and entrepreneurial ambitions, he set up shop in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

 

He has since established himself as a full time photographer known for fun, creative, provocative and memorable images. He has created a wide spectrum of work be it for commercial clients like Ralph Lauren, Sagmeister and Walsh, GQ, V, New York Times, Vice, or in personal projects like his bestselling books 3DD - a 3D Celebration of Breasts, and photo series like No Seconds, Band Riders, Deep Fried Gadgets. What unites his work is his restless and curious mind, a fascination with the unusual or quirky, and a desire to see how photography can illuminate the world and spark conversation.