Derek Henderson

New Zealand born Derek Henderson has spent the better part of the last twenty years in New York, London and Los Angeles. Today he divides his time between Auckland and Sydney. He is one of the regions most renowned fashion photographers, and also exhibits work as part of his fine arts practice both nationally and internationally. With Derek’s penchant for turning ordinary everyday scenes into mysterious beauty it’s no surprise he continues to work with leading ad agencies and magazines the world over. Henderson’s varied subject matter is united by an approach marked by a kind of democratic naturalism, where all phenomena is given equal attention. Although variously described as anti-heroic and anti-iconic, Henderson’s interest in the ‘ordinary’ can be deceptive and his narratives often reveal themselves to be more complex and unsteady than they first appear.