About Peter Henning

I was born in Germany in 1949 and for as long as I can remember I wanted to be a photographer. In 1974 I migrated to Australia where I worked as technical officer at the University of NSW for 6 years and spent lots of my time in the darkroom. In 1980 I purchased a photographic library called "International Photographic Library" and from there I was able to get into commercial photography. Not quite sure of how this came about but I spent a lot of time photographing hotels and resorts in Fiji; which eventually led to moving over and in 1989 I made the move to Fiji full time where I had my own studio for 13 years. My clients were Air Pacific, Sheraton, Warwick, FEA , Fijan Holdings, Flour Mills of Fiji along with almost all other big companies and of course most Islands resorts. In 2000 I decided not to work for agencies any more and do my own thing. I was lucky to get to know many great artists and in 2002 I went into a partnership with two great designers and we opened a company called "Three Loose Coconuts" 3LC published 22 pictorial books , some children books , some cook books , some on the Fiji Islands and through GEO Germany we published books on 8 cities in Germany. I have always loved photography and all the great people I met during my active time as a photographer. My images are on both sides of a 747 aircraft flying around the world, one of our cook books was runner up at the Beijing best cookbooks of the World, and our children's book sold 400.000 copies, I photographed the first sunrise in the year 2000 at the dateline and I covered rugby players in France used on billboards. Actually I'm not finished yet , once a photographer always a photographer. Today I have time to go through my images and those are the images I will make available for you.

Education

Middle school , Art / Trade School.

Exhibitions

N/A

Press

Oh boy ........ after 22 books , many billboards ..... just google my name.

Influences

David Bailey, Paul Finley, Helmut Newton , Larry Dale Gordon, actually many others.