Friday, October 26, 2007


One of the industry’s most sought-after photographers Derek Henderson has joined Curious Film in Sydney as a director.
Henderson is known for his ability to transform everyday scenes into works of beauty, and his exhibitions and books have enchanted audiences in New York, London, Australia and New Zealand. He is considered one of the region’s top fashion photographers, and his work is celebrated for its striking simplicity, quiet beauty and brazen honesty.
“I think good photographers have a natural sense of light and composition, and also a sensitivity and an attention to detail, which can translate beautifully to film. I like to turn the mundane into the sublime, and I’d love to extend this curiosity into film,” says Derek, who lists Terrence Malick (director of The Thin Red Line) as a source of filmic inspiration.
Born in New Zealand, Derek relocated to Sydney from London two years ago. In addition to his international client base, he has worked with agencies such as Publicis Mojo and DDB in New Zealand; as well as The Campaign Palace, Moon and JWT in Australia. He’s shooting a campaign for Mother London in New Zealand this month, while his editorial photography has appeared in international titles such as Vogue, i-D and Arena.
“I’ve always been a huge fan of Derek. He’s shown me the beauty of many people, places & things. Therefore, I’m delighted that he has chosen to direct with us,” says Pete Grasse, GM of Curious Film.
Since joining Curious Film in July 2007, Henderson continues to be represented by M.A.P. in London, New York and Australia, which represents some of the world’s most famous photographers including Philip Lorca Dicorcia and Alasdair McLennan.
His passion for fine arts also distinguishes him from other directors – his first book and exhibition, The Terrible Boredom of Paradise, received glowing reviews in London, Sydney and Auckland. It’s the result of a 13,000 kilometre journey through remote areas of New Zealand, where Derek photographed drab suburban streets, desolate caravan parks and sagging old houses. He’s currently working on his second documentary art project, titled ‘Waikato River’.
To view Derek’s reel, contact Pete Grasse at Curious Australia: / +61 430 596 071


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