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
Last edited by anaisanais; 10-06-2005 at 03:23 AM.
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.