Pieter Henket (b. 1979) left for New York in 1999 to study at the Film Academy there. However, his fascination with the possibility of capturing and telling a story in just one picture quickly brought him around to photography. What remains is the cinematographic character of his work; its careful lighting and staging define his signature.
In recent years Henket has increasingly focused on portrait photography. His iconic photo for the first album by the pop phenomenon Lady Gaga was recently included in the American Woman exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum in New York.
This exhibition is part of Fantastic Photography. In various places around The Netherlands, from September 2010 to January 2011 the programme will be devoting attention to the role of the imagination in photography.
Opening on Friday 22 October at 5 pm by Kees van Twist, director of the Groninger Museum.