Matt Henry is a Brighton-based photographer, whose work explores the power of fiction through the photographic medium. Inspired by the politics and culture of 1960s and 70s America, Henry’s work is driven by an attention to style and characterisation, each photograph beautifully designed, composed, and executed. Every project is underpinned by a narrative: Henry creates fictional scenes, each one storyboarded and built around dressed locations or sets, and peopled by actors who Henry directs. Yet the result is greater than a glossy film snapshot: every image tells a story, through exceptional attention to detail, a deft sensitivity to light, colour and composition, and the conceptual rigour that feeds his aesthetic. Henry claims that his work “plays with fragments of American photography, cinema and literature to explore underlying ideological concerns.” Henry’s work has been exhibited across Europe, Asia, and North America, as well as featuring in print in a range of publications.
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