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Bill Henson - Photographer
Australian artist Bill Henson is a passionate and visionary explorer of twilight zones, of the ambiguous spaces that exist between day and night, nature and civilization, youth and adulthood, male and female. His photographs of landscapes at dusk, of the industrial 'no-man's land' that lies on the outskirts of our cities, and of androgynous girls and boys adrift in the nocturnal turmoil of adolescence are painterly tableaux that continue the tradition of romantic literature and painting in our post-industrial age. Were it not for Henson's primary, almost devotional need to elicit empathy for his troubled human subjects, there's a feeling that nothing would prevent the black in his photographs from completely absorbing his attention and extinguishing his work.
- Dennis Cooper

sorry i know he isn't a fashion photographer, but his work is amazing and has a beautiful, dream-like quality which i love.

Henson's favourite poem apparently includes these lines:

'look well into
these eyes for into
the nights that
come they will become
stars'

- it is telling of some of the themes that run through his photos and the desire to capture that fleeting sense of innocence






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I really love a lot of his work, went to the exhibition in Sydney a few months ago, pretty powerful stuff this is.

Thanks for posting anaisanais

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Your welcome enak! Yeah, I saw his retrospective last week in Melbourne and it was amazing.

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these are nice. they look like movie shots.

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a beautiful darkness to the photos

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thanks for the thread, anaisanais! very impressing, i love the dark imagery ...

do you have any idea where i could have seen this one before?

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his work is just heavenly and depressing to me

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oh i'm so glad you started this thread anais
thank you..

and thanks for bumping it incogne

this is my favourite photo of bill's..
it is etched into my mind..


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thank you adorefaith. beautiful images, I stand by my old thought that they have a remarkable story-telling quality to them due to the cinematography effects, which makes it all very dramatic and almost suspenseful.

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some of his work from untitled 1983-84..
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