Henrik Haven (born in 1975) is a Danish photographer, curator, media relations specialist and project manager – primarily working in the creative and cultural industries for clients within contemporary art, architecture and design. He has documented and promoted numerous exhibitions, fairs, public art events and internationally renowned artists around the world.
“Whether it be climb, crawl, scrape, break the door down or ask politely, Henrik does whatever it takes to get the best shots possible of his subjects. His determination is only equalled by his friendliness.”
– Shepard Fairey (Artist)
Henrik’s photography is characterised by his ability to capture the essence of his subject; that specific angle or detail. He is also known for documenting the process behind the work, situations that creates a perfect symbiosis between the artist and the artwork. Like storytelling, his photographs brings all the different layers of an artwork to life.
Henrik has collaborated closely with prominent artists like Shepard Fairey, Conor Harrington, Vhils, Tal R, Aryz, Gonzalo Borondo, Axel Void, ROA, Carl Krull, Troels Carlsen, Saner, Faith47, Ernest Zacharevic, DALeast and Michael Johansson – and worked on large scale assignments for ARKEN – Museum of Modern Art, Øksnehallen, NuArt, Urban Nation, No Limit Borås, The Crystal Ship, Visit Oostende, Toerisme Oostende, ArtRebels, Søren Solkær, Jens-Peter Brask, Odense Kommune and Horsens Kommune amongst others.
“Henrik Haven is an elite in the world of art photography. Traveling the world and waiting for the perfect conditions to capture his shots, his attention to detail is outstanding. From the streets to the galleries, Haven is a dynamic force behind the camera, using his vast background knowledge and carefully curated personal relationships to secure intimate and insightful images.”
– Roland Henry (Managing Editor, VNA Magazine)
His work has been published in a variety of books, magazines and newspapers and he is a regular contributor to leading international art publications, blogs and social medias like HYPEBEAST, Juxtapoz Magazine, VNA Magazine, Graffiti Art Magazine, Arrested Motion, Widewalls, StreetArtNews, Brooklyn Street Art, Instagrafite and Bitchslap Magazine.
Henrik’s focus on contemporary art offers great diversity and has also opened a door for curating as well as artist- and project management – and he is always looking to expand his horizon through persistent curiosity and careful networking.