Henning Bock - Pictures, Art, Photography

Henning Bock

  Rio de Janeiro by Henning Bock
Rio de Janeiro
Cityscapes
  Rome by Henning Bock
Rome
Cityscapes
from € 999 to € 2,290
  New York by Henning Bock
New York
Cityscapes
from € 899 to € 1,999
  Paris II by Henning Bock
Paris II
Cityscapes
from € 899 to € 1,999
  Paris I by Henning Bock
Paris I
Cityscapes
from € 1,149 to € 1,999
  Barcelona by Henning Bock
Barcelona
Cityscapes
from € 849 to € 1,999
  Shanghai by Henning Bock
Shanghai
Cityscapes
from € 999 to € 1,599
  Tokio by Henning Bock
Tokio
Cityscapes
from € 1,099 to € 1,799
  Diorama #1 by Henning Bock
Diorama #1
Dioramas
from € 499 to € 1,999
  Diorama #3 by Henning Bock
Diorama #3
Dioramas
from € 279 to € 849
  Diorama #4 by Henning Bock
Diorama #4
Dioramas
from € 279 to € 849
  Diorama #5 by Henning Bock
Diorama #5
Dioramas
from € 279 to € 849
  Diorama #10 by Henning Bock
Diorama #10
Dioramas
from € 499 to € 1,999
  Diorama #8 by Henning Bock
Diorama #8
Dioramas
€ 1,699
  Diorama #6 by Henning Bock
Diorama #6
Dioramas
€ 1,699
  Diorama #7 by Henning Bock
Diorama #7
Dioramas
€ 1,699
  Diorama #11 by Henning Bock
Diorama #11
Dioramas
from € 499 to € 1,999
  Black Beach by Henning Bock
Black Beach
Island
€ 5,490
  Bayon II by Henning Bock
Bayon II
Angkor
from € 899 to € 2,290
  Ta Prom II by Henning Bock
Ta Prom II
Angkor
from € 899 to € 2,290
  Ta Prom I by Henning Bock
Ta Prom I
Angkor
from € 899 to € 2,290
  Ta Keo I by Henning Bock
Ta Keo I
Angkor
from € 899 to € 2,290
  Bayon I by Henning Bock
Bayon I
Angkor
from € 899 to € 2,290
  Bayon II by Henning Bock
Bayon II
Angkor
from € 899 to € 2,290
  Ta Po I by Henning Bock
Ta Po I
Angkor
from € 899 to € 2,290
  Ta Po I by Henning Bock
Ta Po I
Angkor
from € 899 to € 2,290
  Congresso Nacional by Henning Bock
Congresso Nacional
Brasilia
from € 899 to € 1,999
  Congresso Nacional II by Henning Bock
Congresso Nacional II
Brasilia
from € 899 to € 1,999
  Museo de Arte Contemporânea by Henning Bock
Museo de Arte Contemporânea
Brasilia
from € 899 to € 1,999

Background Information about Henning Bock

Introduction

Henning Bock offers us a singular view over the most pulsating and glitziest cities of the world, from Rio de Janeiro and Rome to Paris and New York. Captured from a bird’s-eye view, the structures as well as the architectural identities of the metropolises become especially apparent. Through cropping, perfect lighting, composition, Bock manages to record the atmosphere and individual flair of each city.
Horst Klöver



ANIMALS AND LANDSCAPES

Photographically bringing animals closer is a sensitive undertaking which normally results in a colorful world of decorative exotic since, as a rule of thumb, it deals with sensation; but also because the bloodless photographic hunt is almost always aimed at the trophies which one can proudly carry home in order to impress others. Accomplishing a dialogue the way that one can with a human model in an ideal portrait sitting is almost impossible to accomplish with animals.

Henning Bock (*1965 in Hattingen) has found a third approach in which the hunt, as well as the dialogue, end with the moment of death, in that the portrayed becomes pure object. The photographer goes this final step by leaving nature for the museum. In the New York Museum of Natural History, the animals are presented in an illusionist natural environment, an undisturbed ideal landscape, an envisioned habitat. The animals themselves, however, are stuffed, paralyzed like three-dimensional photographs. Photographs of these “photographs” double the effect of adding on new information. But Henning Bock’s images disabuse. They increase artificiality, play with confusion between the real and the painted, the reality of dead fauna and the illusion of living flora, and communicate an image of nightmarish perfection on which the dust of years gone by is deposited.

Every diorama shows moments of harmony, while at the same time appearing like a curse. This is how it looks when man creates nature, when he goes about forming artificial idylls and acclaiming moments: But stay, you’re so beautiful. He sets his landscapes against this position of idealized, stereotypical showroom. The clarity and sharpness of his Icelandic phenomena are completely devoid of people or make them comical sideline figures in the middle of violent elements.

Henning Bock speaks with images of “the iconicity of nature” in mind. Everything is pure. The elementary powers lead the viewer towards an otherworldly purity while pulling him into an exhilarating depth. The power and calm of these landscapes give us certitude of fire and cold even when we can’t discern them in the photographs. And they leave us wondering how far the eye can see. If we are not already in the every day urban copse and clouded middle-European atmosphere, it’s thanks to the photographs of Henning Bock.
Dr. Boris von Brauchitsch

Bio

1965Born in Hattingen
1989-1995Studied Photo Design at Dortmund College
1995-1997Studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York
1997-2000Worked as a photographer in New York
since 2000Lives and works in Hamburg

Awards

1991KodakYoung Talent Prize
1993Hasselblad Award
1994DAAD Fellowship
1995Fulbright Fellowship
2001ADC Award New York, USA
2003ADC Bronze Germany