• 3.21.14

    Three Generations of Fendi in Harper's Bazaar U.K. by Henry Bourne

    Harper's Bazaar U.K. commissioned Henry Bourne to photograph three generations of the Fendi family for its latest issue. In her April editor's letter, Justine Picardie explains that the trio, included in the Victoria and Albert Museum's "Glamour of Italian Fashion" exhibit, opened a conversation at the magazine about ageless beauty. "We agreed that there is such a thing as timeless style," she writes, evident in Bourne's images. 

    He traveled to Rome to capture Anna Fendi, daughter Silvia Venturini Fendi, and granddaughter Delfina Delettrez at their historic estate. "I was extremely lucky to get them together – even for such a short amount of time – given their busy schedules," Bourne said. "I shot the main portrait in the garden; we were fortunate to have a sunny day in December." He utilized a selection of spaces on the grounds, combining natural and artificial light. "The different scenes were prepared well in advance so the women could walk directly on set and we'd be able to work without delay."

  • 1.17.14

    Henry Bourne Shoots Oscar Nominees for Harper's Bazaar U.K.

    Henry Bourne photographed a handful of silver-screen stars for the February issue of Harper's Bazaar U.K., including Academy Award nominees Chiwetel Ejiofor and Steve McQueen.

    "The portrait sittings took place during the BFI London Film festival in October, and the venues were scattered across the city," Bourne recalled, "so I decided to shoot the portraits using a portable studio setup and link them together with a white background. I thought it would work best as a black-and-white shoot." Bourne created an environment where Ejiofor, McQueen, and Carey Mulligan and Oscar Isaac of "Inside Llewyn Davis" would be "relaxed and at ease, with as much privacy as possible, [providing] a break from their incredibly busy schedules." 

    His images accompanied a piece called "And the Winner Is ... " about the secrets of Oscar triumph. "I am a huge fan of '12 Years a Slave' director Steve McQueen and have followed his career from Turner Prize-winning artist to his recent accolade at the Golden Globes," Bourne noted. "I wish all of them well-deserved recognition at the upcoming Oscars."

  • 4.3.12

    Henry Bourne Captures His Home for T Magazine

    Henry Bourne photographs his home in London for the Spring 2012 Design issue of T Magazine. Bourne shares the mid-19th century house with his wife, designer Harriet Anstruther, and their teenage daughter. Anstruther restored the late-Georgian architecture of the house and mixed traditional and modern furniture and accents for the d'ecor. Art hangs everywhere; both old and new art work Anstruther and Bourne collect, and Bourne's own photography. His studio is on the basement level and it opens to a garden courtyard. Bourne calls the house the best of both worlds. He explains, "I would say I'm a modernist, but I love the Georgian aesthetic - especially when it isn't filled with Georgian things."

    Read more about Henry Bourne's London home here.

    See more of Henry Bourne's photography here.

    Publication: T Magazine
    Issue: Spring 2012
    Story: "Graphic Contents"
    Photographer: Henry Bourne

  • 8.11.11

    Henry Bourne Photographs JW Anderson for Elle

    Henry Bourne captures designer JW Anderson for the September issue of Elle UK. Anderson is the latest talent to come out of London, having shown his first menswear collection just three years ago and his first womenswear collection this past February. He spoke to Elle about his upbringing in Northern Ireland, his design inspirations, and where he wants his brand to go.

    Bourne photographed Anderson on set in London. Anderson models pieces from his own menswear collection in the black and white photographs.

    The September issue of Elle UK is on newsstands now.

    See more of Henry Bourne's photography here.

    Publication: Elle UK
    Issue: September 2011
    Story: "Meet Mr. Anderson"
    Photographer: Henry Bourne
  • 4.13.11

    Henry Bourne for Harper's Bazaar

    Henry Bourne captures Susan Tolson, the wife of the U.S. Ambassador to France and Monaco, at H^otel de Pontalba in Paris for the April issue of Harper's Bazaar. The grand 6,000-square-foot mansion has been the official residence of the ambassador since the 1970s. It features a ballroom, a cinema-sized screening room, a kitchen with three chefs, gilded salons, and a state dining room that seats 120. True to its name, it often plays host to traveling dignitaries and statesmen.

    Bourne photographed Tolson as she showed off the residence's expansive lawn, ornate rooms, and high ceilings. Several of the formal rooms feature photographs by Richard Avedon, Cindy Sherman, and Ed Ruscha as part of the Art in Embassies program.

    The April issue of Harper's Bazaar is on newsstands now.

    Publication: Harper's Bazaar
    Story: "Susan Tolson: An American in Paris"
    Photographer: Henry Bourne

  • 12.13.10

    Henry Bourne Captures London Syon Park for Waldorf Astoria

    Waldorf Astoria will open their new luxury hotel London Syon Park in February 2011. The hotel is located on the edge of the 200 hundred-acre Syon House estate, the country home of the Duke of Northumberland for over 400 years. Seven miles from the center of London, the hotel will offer guests modern luxury in the urban countryside. Henry Bourne captures the estate's beauty and tranquility for an ad promoting the hotel's upcoming opening.

    Bourne shot the ad on the Syon House grounds at night with a large-scale production team. The ad features a Waldorf Astoria bed sitting beside a lake to show how the hotel's pastoral setting inspired the elegant accommodations. Guests will have access to the grounds and the gardens on the estate, designed by the renowned 18th Century landscape designer Capability Brown, as part of their stay.

    See more of Henry Bourne's work here.

    Client: Waldorf Astoria
    Agency: February London
    Creative Director: Andy Ellis
    Art Director: Scott Wittman
    Photography: Henry Bourne
    Stylist: Suzanne Stankus
    Production: Pure Creative Management

  • 9.23.10

    Henry Bourne Relishes A Gentleman's Life in Wallpaper

    Henry Bourne pulls from a gentleman's club for inspiration in the October issue of Wallpaper magazine. Calf leather, trompe l'oeil wood panels, marble credenzas, and made to order table clothes serve as the background for the sumptuous supper that makes up the entertaining section. Begin with a dirty martini and deviled almonds, enjoy lamb cutlets with Shrewsbury sauce or grilled Dover sole with parsley butter, and finish with Clementine and Muscat jelly. These recipes and more in the current issue.

    Publication: Wallpaper
    Issue: October, 2010
    Story: Gentleman's Relish
    Photography: Henry Bourne
    Entertaining Director: Melian Keays
    Interiors: Benjamin Kempton

  • 3.2.10

    Henry Bourne: Design For Life

    For the March issue of British Vogue, Henry Bourne goes inside the home of design luminary Marc Newson and style maker Charlotte Stockdale. The married couple resides in Howick Place, a former Royal Mail sorting office. The flat boasts 120,000sq ft, 16ft ceilings, and windows nearing 10ft. The expansive space houses many of Marc Newson's design objects. The grey marble Lathed Table lives in the kitchen, Marc's chartreuse bottle for Dom P'erignon rests on top of the Low Voronoi shelf, and the couple and their children eat with the tableware that Marc designed for Qantas airways.

    The house is very clearly under Marc's influence, and Charlotte is more than happy to oblige. While their personal styles may diverge (Charlotte's previous home was feminine, pretty, and full of family mementos), both agreed to avoid the stark, loft-like, gallery-inspired look at all costs. Marc turned to Swiss chalets for inspiration, noting that they retain their warmness no matter the size.

    Marc Newson is a designer known for his futuristic take on objects. Among his many commissions, he has designed sneakers for Nike, a concept car for Ford, luggage for Samsonite, the interior for Lever House restaurant in New York, and the list goes on. Charlotte Stockdale is contributing fashion editor of Vogue UK and has consulted and styled for fashion companies such as Paul Smith, Dolce & Gabbana, Chloe, and Versace.

    The March 2010 issue of British Vogue with covergirl Alexa Chung is available on newsstands now. Be sure to check out the "Design for Life" feature by Henry Bourne!


    Henry Bourne
    Vogue UK
    Marc Newson

  • 12.18.09

    Henry Bourne's English Folklore Project

    English folklore dates back centuries ago. Popular English folklore stories include the tale of Robin Hood and the legend of King Arthur. Although some traditions are widely believed and recognized throughout England, most folklore is specific to certain areas and each region has its own myriad of rich traditions.

    Henry Bourne traveled around the UK photographing participants at various folklore festivals and events, capturing a diverse and colorful array of people. In his portraits one can see that British folklore customs are very much alive today.

    The English Folklore portrait project arose from a discussion Bourne had with Simon Costin, the director of the Museum of British Folklore. Costin's unparalleled enthusiasm and folklore knowledge has been indispensable. He campaigns for funds and awareness of British Folklore as he voyages around the UK in a mini museum that is an elaborately styled caravan.

    Bourne opted not to include the scenery of each event. Instead, he shot portraits in a portable daylight studio, unifying the images with a clean, white background. You can view more of the kaleidoscope of portraits at Henry Bourne's website.

  • 11.17.09

    Henry Bourne Dips into Absinthe Jelly for Wallpaper's December Issue

    Wallpaper magazine gets into the holiday spirit in their December issue by asking star English chef Mark Hix for a new take on the traditional Christmas meal. Yuletide dinner takes on a new meaning when it includes Moreilo cherries and champagne cocktails, pumpkin and ginger soup, risotto nero, snipe on toast with chanterelles, chocolate dipped walnuts with Armagnac, and emerald-hued Absinthe jelly. Henry Bourne captures the richness and brilliant vividness of the culinary fare for us to salivate over. Henry Bourne and Mark Hix have previously worked together on two books, The Ivy and Le Caprice.

    Henry Bourne is a photographer of architecture, portraits, travel & landscapes, reportage, and still life. He is currently working on a British folklore portraits project.
  • 10.1.09

    Diego Della Valle's Italian Touch

    Italian fashion magnate Diego Della Valle opened up his new Parisian pied-a-terre to photographer Henry Bourne in the October issue of Harper's Bazaar. Despite running such high-profile businesses such as Tod's, Hogan, Fay, and Roger Vivier, Della Valle prefers to keep a low-profile. Bourne's photos capture an intimate and never before seen look into Valle's remarkable Parisian townhouse.

  • 9.18.09

    Zaha Hadid: The Complete Works

    When Zaha Hadid won the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2004, her body of work was relatively small but showed great promise. Today, she has designed monumental buildings all over the world from Dubai to Guangzhou. Book publisher Taschen documents it all in Hadid, an impressive 150 page tome dedicated to the complete works of Hadid from 1979-2009.

    For the first page of the book, Henry Bourne's portrait of Hadid was chosen to grace the first plate. Bourne's other portrait commissions include Richard Prince, Elisabeth Peyton, Sir Terrence Conran, Tom Dixon, Marc Newson, Katzuo Ishiguro, Matthew Williamson, Patrick Caulfield, Philippe Starck, and Vanessa Redgrave.

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