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Portraits of Paris,

Rome and the United States. Headshots of Parisians and people around the world by portrait photographer David Henry.

Paris makes for a wonderful photo studio! Have portraits of you, your family and loved ones in the City of Lights with the famous monuments of Paris in the background: Notre-Dame, the Eiffel Tower, l’Arc de Triomphe, the musée du Louvre and the River Seine. Regardez 

The photographs I’m showing here are typical of my classic treatment/concept of outdoor portraits, with the exposure finely tuned between the ambiant light, the sky & clouds, and the flash, all the while paying careful attention to people’s expressions, and the composition; the juxtaposition between the subjects and the background. To make a long story short this amounts to doing studio photography onsite, outside…

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I been taking portraits for twenty years at least, and I made a great leap forward in 2003 thanks to a better understanding of flash lighting, and especially when I “went digital” in 2009. People like what I do more and more, I’m pleased they appreciate my work, there is a snowball effect, and it’s a win/win situation…


Apple was in town visiting with her boyfriend from Singapore.

A portrait of Apple Tee in front of the Eiffel Tower

Brooke is from Arizona and was visiting in town with her father.

Portraits of Brooke Depenbusch around the Eiffel Tower

Kristin and Joe were in town on their last vacation trip before the birth of their second child.

Kristen and Joe Balonek in the Luxembourg Gardens and by the River Seine

Ava most recently played a part in Pandore, produced by the Kishin Studio.

Studio portraits of Ava

Luana likes performing songs by torch singers such as Julie London and Marilyn Monroe.

Luana Kim Goldstar singing at the Swan Bar

Yun Jiang in the last moments of a sunset on the Left Bank, in front of pont Royal and the Pavillon de Flore wing of the Musée du Louvre.

Yun Jiang at sunset in front of the Louvre Museum

Originally from Canada, Miranda has a J.D. from Yale Law School and a bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley.

Miranda Bothe, real estate agent in Paris

Alexandra has played in numerous productions since 2001, including «La Belle et La Bête» and «Le Chaperon Rouge et la Sorcière» most recently.

Alexandra Burada in the courtyard of the Louvre Museum

Keith Carney with his wife Amy on quai Branly between the Eiffel Tower and the river Seine, visiting in Paris to celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary.

Keith and Amy Carney next to palais de Chaillot

Sheldon is a classically-trained pianist who plays rock, r&b, blues and bossa nova songs many times per week in Paris.

Three portraits of Sheldon Forrest and Maria Muraeva on Pont Alexandre III

Gérard has traveled extensively in the United States and has worked as a race car driver, testing tires for manufacturers.

Gérard Halin-Hélline, an actor and race car driver

Laura is one of my photography students, this evening I was demonstrating the importance of the electronic flash in photographic portraiture.

Laura on the pont Notre-Dame

Ms. Echols’ previous book is entitled “Between Pit and Pedestal: Women in the Middle Ages”, this portrait was taken for her upcoming book on the history of Paris.

Anne Echols on pont des Arts

I had her stand on one of the balustrades in order to raise her up closer to the museum’s façade.

Ling Lu in front of the Louvre Museum’s Pavillon de l’Horloge

She didn’t say no…

Irina, a bride-to-be in front of the Eiffel Tower

Sopheak So in the courtyard of the Louvre Museum, July 15th, 2006.

Sopheak So in the courtyard of the musée du Louvre

Louis-Jérôme Marchandier organizes trips to Paris and France for Chinese businessmen.

Louis-Jérôme Marchandier, in front of the Eiffel Tower

Jazz muscian Farris Smith on the east side of pont d’Arcole in Paris, with Île Saint-Louis behind him.

Bassist Farris Smith Jr. on Pont d’Arcole

Jacques Vincent, a Parisian actor

Jacques Vincent, an actor in Paris

Lisa Steer writes for Time Out Paris

Lisa, on pont Neuf

Lori Thicke, general manager of Lexcelera in Paris

Lori Thicke, general manager of Lexcelera

This picture is her professional headshot

Marine in parc George Brassens, Paris

Arnys specialises in bespoke-quality clothing patterned after those worn by the landed gentry of 18th-century France.

Jean Grimbert of the clothing boutique Arnys

The prestigious Robb Report has said that ties made by Arnys are the best in the world.

Michel Grimbert of Arnys

François enjoys living in China, as much as he can.

François Eck, attaché d’administration au ministère de l’Éducation Nationale

Laura also performs in improvisation comedy and theater pieces.

A headshot of Laura Purdom, a tourism and travel guide book writer

Ms. Canu is a playwright, among her works is a theater play about Vatel, the chef at Château Vaux-le-Vicomte.

Isabelle Canu on île de la Cité

Maria D’Arcy listening to the discussions and debates at the café Philo, held the first Wednesday of the month at the café Flore at 172, boulevard Saint-Germain.

Maria D’Arcy, writer, dancer and teacher in Paris

A self-portrait of David Henry, an American photographer in Paris. At the time, George Michael had released an album with a ridiculously sensitive portrait… here I am doing a parody of that image.

David Henry, an American photographer in Paris

Gentry Lane describes herself as “American by birth, French by choice”.

Gentry Lane, a lingerie designer in Paris

Yan Cadran at night on some steps in Montmartre

Yan Cadran is a sculptor and jewelry designer living in Paris

The restaurant is, as it happens in front of a turning bridge.

Alexandra in a restaurant named «le Pont Tournant», next to the Canal Saint-Martin

Keith Sarver, American artist in Paris

Keith Sarver in front of a Corsican restaurant on allée Vivaldi, on the promenade Plantée

Cyril Skinazy on the beach in Saint-Tropez, France

Cyril Skinazy, an artist living in Paris

Lucy modeling fashions by Édith & Raphaël, in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés neighborhood.

Lucy with her high-fashion cigarette holder on rue Servandoni

Mr. Rozberg is often seen walking around with his rats on his shoulder at the Marché aux Oiseaux on Sundays, when the Flower Market becomes the Bird Market.

A man with two rats at the Marché aux Oiseaux, île de la Cité

A young woman at her bachelorette party, June 16th, 2005, on rue des Grands Augustins at the corner of rue Christine. L’«enterrement de vie de jeune fille» is a longstanding tradition in France.

A random portrait in Saint-Germain-des-Prés

Shao Lin enjoying a sunset in Paris.

Shao Lin on the south side of pont du Carrousel

James Hobin working on lithographs of images of his Savin Hill neighborhood in his studio in Dorchester.

Boston artist James Hobin working at home

David Van de Carr on a Roman Holiday

David Van de Carr looking over the Colosseum in Rome


Go to the home page of my web site

Enter the gallery of Parisian photographs

See the pictures I’ve taken in the United States

Take a look at the pictures I published in the Traveler’s Companion series of tourism/travel guide books, pictures of Canada, New England, and Mediterranean France

Photography workshops in Paris: Learn the secrets behind these pictures!

Take a look at the pictures I have taken on trips to Italy

See the pictures I took on a trip through Alsace-Lorraine, France

Take a look at the pictures I took on a trip through Switzerland


Write me a note if you would like to find out more about my work, or are interested in publishing my pictures.

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