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Horenstein, Henry (1947)

Henry Horenstein was raised on country music and was a regular of country venues, « honky tonks », that inspired him pictures that depicted liveliness, music, dance and a touch of debauchery. Having studied photography alongside Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind, the American photographer believed it was Dolly Parton who gave him the best advice. In 1972 indeed, he photographed the American singer whom he questioned about her performances’ costumes. Dolly Parton answered : ‘People don’t come out to see me looking like everybody else’ and Henry Horenstein thus declared, ‘I thought it was good creative advice for everyone’. He later pushed his experimentation by renewing the animal photography genre with elegant timeless black and white images that diffuse a strong sense of mystery and abstraction.

Tags / Henry Horenstein - American Photographer - 1970s - Music - Portrait - Animal
Henry Horenstein, Dolly Parton, 1972
Henry Horenstein, Dolly Parton, 1972
Henry Horenstein, Jukebox, 1972
Henry Horenstein, Jukebox, 1972
Henry Horenstein, Jerry Lee Lewis, 1976
Henry Horenstein, Jerry Lee Lewis, 1976
Henry Horenstein, Amber Ray, 2006
Henry Horenstein, Amber Ray, 2006
Henry Horenstein, Doc Watson, Performance Center, Cambridge, 1975
Henry Horenstein, Doc Watson, Performance Center, Cambridge, 1975
Henry Horenstein, Dolly Parton and Porter Wagoner, Symphony Hall, Boston, 1972
Henry Horenstein, Dolly Parton and Porter Wagoner, Symphony Hall, Boston, 1972
Henry Horenstein, Merle and Doc Watson backstage at Paradise Club, Cambridge, 1974
Henry Horenstein, Merle and Doc Watson backstage at Paradise Club, Cambridge, 1974
Henry Horenstein, Chammie in wool coat, Newton, 1972
Henry Horenstein, Chammie in wool coat, Newton, 1972
Henry Horenstein, Mom, Chammie and Studley, 1971
Henry Horenstein, Mom, Chammie and Studley, 1971
Henry Horenstein, The Holy Modal Rounders, Aengus Studios, Fayville, 1972
Henry Horenstein, The Holy Modal Rounders, Aengus Studios, Fayville, 1972
Henry Horenstein, Bill Monroe, Take It Easy Ranch, Callaway, 1973
Henry Horenstein, Bill Monroe, Take It Easy Ranch, Callaway, 1973
Henry Horenstein, Christine, Boston, 1972
Henry Horenstein, Christine, Boston, 1972
Henry Horenstein, Barbara's friend, New Beford, 1971
Henry Horenstein, Barbara's friend, New Beford, 1971
Henry Horenstein, Harmonica player, Merchant's Cafe, Nashville, 1974
Henry Horenstein, Harmonica player, Merchant's Cafe, Nashville, 1974
Henry Horenstein, Ernest Tubb and fans, Lone Star Ranch, Reeds Ferry, 1974
Henry Horenstein, Ernest Tubb and fans, Lone Star Ranch, Reeds Ferry, 1974
Henry Horenstein, Boxing fight, Harvard Club, Boston, 1977
Henry Horenstein, Boxing fight, Harvard Club, Boston, 1977
Henry Horenstein, Steve Cauthen, Sarafoga Race Course, 1977
Henry Horenstein, Steve Cauthen, Sarafoga Race Course, 1977
Henry Horenstein, Drunk dancers, Merchant's Cafe, Nashville, 1974
Henry Horenstein, Drunk dancers, Merchant's Cafe, Nashville, 1974
Henry Horenstein, Koko Taylor, Blues Club, Cambridge, 1974
Henry Horenstein, Koko Taylor, Blues Club, Cambridge, 1974
Henry Horenstein, Loretta Lynn backstage, Anapolis, 1975
Henry Horenstein, Loretta Lynn backstage, Anapolis, 1975
Henry Horenstein, Little Jimmy Dickens in his dressing room, Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, 2010
Henry Horenstein, Little Jimmy Dickens in his dressing room, Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, 2010
Henry Horenstein, Emmylou Harris at home, Los Angeles, 1980
Henry Horenstein, Emmylou Harris at home, Los Angeles, 1980
Henry Horenstein, Sponsor of Show, Acme Boots, Ryman Auditorium, Neshville, 1972
Henry Horenstein, Sponsor of Show, Acme Boots, Ryman Auditorium, Neshville, 1972
Henry Horenstein, Waiting Backstage, Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, 1972
Henry Horenstein, Waiting Backstage, Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, 1972
Henry Horenstein, Waylon Jennings, Performance Center, Cambridge, 1976
Henry Horenstein, Waylon Jennings, Performance Center, Cambridge, 1976
Henry Horenstein, Wanda Behind the Bar, Tootsies Orchid Lounge, Nashville, 1974
Henry Horenstein, Wanda Behind the Bar, Tootsies Orchid Lounge, Nashville, 1974
Henry Horenstein, Playing for Tips, Tootsies Orchid Lounge, Nashville, 1974
Henry Horenstein, Playing for Tips, Tootsies Orchid Lounge, Nashville, 1974
Henry Horenstein, DeFord Bailey, Grand Ole Opry House, Opryland, Nashville, 1974
Henry Horenstein, DeFord Bailey, Grand Ole Opry House, Opryland, Nashville, 1974
Henry Horenstein, Last Call, Tootsies Orchid Lounge, Nashville, 1974
Henry Horenstein, Last Call, Tootsies Orchid Lounge, Nashville, 1974
Henry Horenstein, Dancers, Merchant's Cafe, Nashville, 1974
Henry Horenstein, Dancers, Merchant's Cafe, Nashville, 1974
Henry Horenstein, Don Stover at Home, Billerica, 1972
Henry Horenstein, Don Stover at Home, Billerica, 1972
Henry Horenstein, Ponderosa, Near Pikeville, 1974
Henry Horenstein, Ponderosa, Near Pikeville, 1974
Henry Horenstein, Lovers, Tootsies Orchid Lounge, Nashville, 1974
Henry Horenstein, Lovers, Tootsies Orchid Lounge, Nashville, 1974
Henry Horenstein, Untitled, 2000
Henry Horenstein, Untitled, 2000
Henry Horenstein, Smoky Giraffe, Giraffa camelopardalis anglonensis, 1995/ 2001
Henry Horenstein, Smoky Giraffe, Giraffa camelopardalis anglonensis, 1995/ 2001
Henry Horenstein, Domestic Pig, Sus scrofa domesticus, 1995/ 2001
Henry Horenstein, Domestic Pig, Sus scrofa domesticus, 1995/ 2001
Henry Horenstein, Untitled (Poodle legs/ feet), 2000
Henry Horenstein, Untitled (Poodle legs/ feet), 2000
Henry Horenstein, Asiatic Elephant, Elephas maximus, 1995/ 2001
Henry Horenstein, Asiatic Elephant, Elephas maximus, 1995/ 2001
Henry Horenstein, Domestic Great Dane (Silhouette), Canis lupus familiaris, 1995/ 2001
Henry Horenstein, Domestic Great Dane (Silhouette), Canis lupus familiaris, 1995/ 2001
Henry Horenstein, Susan, Boston, 1973
Henry Horenstein, Susan, Boston, 1973
Henry Horenstein, Minnie Pearl and Pee Wee King, Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, 1973
Henry Horenstein, Minnie Pearl and Pee Wee King, Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, 1973
Henry Horenstein, Del and Alice, Thompson Speedway, Thompson, 1977
Henry Horenstein, Del and Alice, Thompson Speedway, Thompson, 1977
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