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, 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. Looking to break from the nomadic life of modeling, Henry relocated to New York City and set up shop in Williamsburg, Brooklyn as a photographer. 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.