David Henry

Europe / France / Paris

Cityscapes

Photographer male

The fountain in the middle of the Jardin du Palais-Royal. / 2013-11-10

The fountain in the middle of the Jardin du Palais-Royal. - © David Henry


The sun setting behind pont du Carrousel, with the musée d’Orsay on the left, and the Louvre. / 2011-04-18

The sun setting behind pont du Carrousel, with the musée d’Orsay on the left, and the Louvre. - © David Henry


The Pantheon seen from rue Jean du Bellay on île Saint-Louis. / 2009-02-11

The Pantheon seen from rue Jean du Bellay on île Saint-Louis. - © David Henry


A surveillance camera on the façade of the Crédit Municipal bank in Paris. / 2012-01-22

A surveillance camera on the façade of the Crédit Municipal bank in Paris. - © David Henry


The south side of the Fontaine des Fleuves in place de la Concorde. / 2010-09-22

The south side of the Fontaine des Fleuves in place de la Concorde. - © David Henry


I’ve been taking pictures since the age of thirteen. I started with cameras I found at flea markets, with which I had to guess the focus, aperture and shutter speed. I studied photography at the Massachusetts College of Art, with Nicholas Nixon and Baldwin Lee. I grew up and spent most of my life in Boston, Massachusetts, and I’ve been living in Paris since 1996. I’ve been working professionally as a photographer since 2003, and most of my work consists of tourism and travel photography, for advertising agencies, architects, graphic designers producing books, magazines and other kinds of publications. My latest, greatest success was the series of pictures I took for the illustrated edition of the da Vinci Code. My first great love in photography has always been candids, pictures of people, in the street, doing odd, unusual, interesting things, and portraits. Since I’ve been living in Paris I’ve been taking much more of the typically pretty “postcard” kind of pictures, suitable for coffee table books since there are so much more to take here, and because they sell well, all the better. But candid, street photography, is still what holds my interest me the most.