...About the Artist...
For the past 11 years, HvB's photographs have been included in
47 coffee table books and 380 international magazines and newspapers.
In addition, they were used on 75 postcards, 16 calendars, greeting
cards, posters, and lithograph posters.
In addition to numerous print media and gallery exhibitions, Henning
von Berg’s photos have been presented at several international
auctions. Recently, two high-profile auction houses, BASSENGE and
VILLA GRISEBACH, have included his works in their fine art photography
Henning von Berg’s photographs became known worldwide in
just three years. Several unique eye-catching images elevated HvB
Photography into a recognizable label with an international reputation.
After 13 years of working as an engineer, in 1997 at age 35, he
changed his career and made his former hobby of photography into
his new profession. Von Berg quickly gained attention by producing
unusual group shoots. In 1999, he organized the world’s first
and only ever male nude photo shoot in a parliament building: six
men stripped in Germany’s historical Reichstag. The fun pics
were published all over the globe.
Outdoors sessions with natural sunlight are his specialty. He prefers
to work with female/male amateurs; his oldest model is a 108 y/o
lady. Henning von Berg is dedicated to character portraits and fine
art nudes. His favorite subjects are aristocrats and prostitutes,
disabled people and athletes, common folk and celebrities. Coming
from a very traditional family background, HvB often intentionally
breaks taboos and rules to open new perspectives.
Meanwhile, the self-taught photographer can look back on more then
four hundred publications on four continents. After many exhibitions
in galleries as well as presentations in museums, his works are
also sold at fine art photography auctions. Von Berg has been asked
to be a judge for several photography competitions.
The Tom Of Finland Foundation has invited him to be a co-curator
for a museum exhibition. In 2006 he was approached to join the team
as a “Foundation Liaison” for Germany/Europe. In the
same year, Studio Publications appointed von Berg as “Benelux
Correspondent” for the two high-profile photo magazines '[Not
Only] BLACK+WHITE' (female/male nudes) and '[Not Only] BLUE' (male
HvB is dividing his time between Berlin, Amsterdam and Los Angeles.
His artistic motto ® is: "Provocative photos for people
who understand the fine difference between sexuality and sensuality!"