Mat Hennek: Silent Cities
Silent Cities presents Mat Hennek’s portraits of some of the world’s great cities—from New York, Los Angeles and London, to Tokyo, Munich, and Abu Dhabi — yet all curiously lacking people. Conceived and constructed by man as vessels for human activity, these metropolises are transformed by Hennek into monuments of silence: empty, sometimes eerie sites for rituals of work and recreation that are yet to take place.
Whether the shimmering windows of a Dallas office building, a lush Hong Kong garden of palms, blooms and fountains, the famed pastel terraced facades of Monaco, or rows of trolleys outside the concrete bulk of Paris’ Charles de Gaulle airport, Hennek’s pictures demonstrate a consistent formal rigor and recast familiar environments as new sources for focus and reflection.
About the Author
The German photographer Mat Hennek was born in the “Black Forest” area in 1969. While based in Berlin, Hennek strongly influenced the entertainment world and music industry with his highly original portrait photography for over 15 years.
His works have appeared in publications worldwide.
Hennek then switched the focus of his work to art photography, dedicating his artistic vision to natural landscapes, following a spiritual path of silence and beauty. His fine art photography has been featured in solo exhibits in galleries, museums and art fairs in Europe, Asia and in the USA.
Mat Hennek lives with his partner, the French pianist Hélène Grimaud, in Upstate New York.