David Henry, a native of Boston, Massachusetts, has been taking pictures since the age of thirteen, starting with cameras found at flea markets. His early love for the medium translated into a successful career as a photographer, and he took his art and his life to Paris, where he’s lived for the last 15 years.
Henry studied photography at the Massachusetts College of Art, with Nicholas Nixon and Baldwin Lee. Most of his work today consists of tourism and travel photography, for advertising agencies, graphic designers, architects, books, magazines and other publications. His latest success was a series of photographs he took for the illustrated edition of “The da Vinci Code,” published November 2004.
“My first great love in photography has always been candids,” says the photographer, “pictures of people in the street, doing odd, unusual, interesting things, and portraits. Since I’ve been living in Paris I’ve been taking much more of the pretty “postcard” kind of pictures, suitable for coffee table books, since there are so many to take here. But candid, street photography is still what interests me the most.”
You can see an overview of the candid pictures David Henry has taken in Paris below and at his website.