Would you mind introducing yourself? Hi guys! My name is Nick Henke and I’m a lifestyle and portrait photographer from Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Nick's Instagram - @njhenke
How would you describe your style of photography? I would describe my style of photography as using natural light as best as possible and emphasizing the natural colours of the environment. I also love having my subjects in the middle of the frame with a sweeping background encompassing them!
When did you first fall in love with taking photographs? I first fell in love with taking photos during my freshman year photography class, in which we used film cameras and would develop them in our school! I later returned to photography during my senior year of high school and haven't looked back since.
Do you have a favourite photography related memory, whether it be in front or behind the camera? My favourite photography related memory was when my cousin and I were hiking on Kauai. We woke up at dawn and hiked 4 miles to this massive waterfall. When we arrived we were the only ones there and it felt like a dream! Honestly one of the most surreal moments of my entire life.
Who/What inspires you to take these wonderful photographs? Chris Burkard was really the first person to inspire me to capture the environments around me and explore them deeper. Seeing how he cares for, and advocates for preserving the environment is truly inspirational.
What kind of camera do you use? The camera I use is a Sony A7 with a Rokinon 24mm and 35mm. I also use a Canon Ftb film camera.
What are some of your passions/hobbies other than photography? My hobbies other than photography include things such as hiking, travelling and just experiencing new things. I think anything that puts you outside your comfort zone is certainly worth doing!
Which time of year is your favourite for taking photographs? My favourite time of year to take photos in certainly the fall when the leaves start to change colours and the environments around me take on a whole new feel.
What would be your number one dream destination for a photography adventure? My dream destination for a photography adventure at the moment has to be the Faroe Islands!
Do you have any photography related plans for this summer that you would like to share? I recently got back from a road trip that took me through South Dakota, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, and Wyoming. Besides exploring Minnesota, some friends and I plan on going the Banff, Yoho and Jasper in late August, which I’m stoked about!
Don't forget to follow Nick on Instagram! (@njhenke)