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Dec 20, 2007

About Me

Renowned photographer Henning von Berg is traveling the globe to work with international f/m models of all ethnic backgrounds at unique locations.

Von Berg's work has been included in more than 540 international publications and represented in 47 exhibitions in galleries and museums worldwide.  His most eye-catching images are featured in 49 compilation books of contemporary photography and in 6 monograph books.

#A -  Character Portraits (seniors, babies, celebrities)
#B -  Fine Art Nudes (athletes, acrobats, gymnasts, dancers,...)

At the moment HvB is working on three new coffee table book projects: 
- Character portraits of old and very old people.
- Nudes: athletes and disabled people.
- Naked men and women at unique locations.

In 1997, after working 13 years as a corporate civil engineer and architect, Henning von Berg switched his profession to become a free lance photographer.  He started his career in art with a bold provocation, a whimsical group photo shoot with 28 models.  Shortly hereafter, one of the images ("STAIRWAY" with 13 nude men) was selected for the reference book "EXPOSED - Ninety of the World's Greatest Photographers". 

In 1999, HvB organized the world's first and only-ever male nude shoot within a parliament building.  The fun pictures stirred the global press.  In 2005, his scandalous group photos of completely naked women in Downtown Sydney got international recognition for brave courage and fun spirit.

To this day, the former engineer has maintained his penchant for architectural backdrops, fun group scenes and impertinent humor.  HvB loves to play with traditions and taboos, while incorporating people into his occasionally surreal settings.  The self-taught artist often works with amateur models (female/male) who are not perfect and offer a natural look.  His oldest model so far is a 108 year old lady.

In 2006, the Tom of Finland Foundation, an international non-profit art organization in America, asked von Berg to become a "Foundation Liaison" for Germany/Europe.  At the same time, the famous Australian publisher Studio Publications appointed him as a "Correspondent" for the high-profile photography magazines "[not only] Blue" (male nudes) and "[not only] Black+White" (female/male nudes).

Every summer season, HvB is working in Europe for 6 months (May-Oct: Berlin, Vienna, London, Prague, Amsterdam).  Every winter season, he is photographing in America for 6 months (Nov-Apr: sunny Florida and California). 

HvB Photography wants female/male models for upcoming gallery exhibitions, coffee table books and wall calendars.  Those creative freelance projects certainly are fun but they hardly ever make money.  Therefore we only can offer TFCD plus the reputation of a possible publication.  As both sides most likely will not become rich via these artistic projects, everybody at least should be  e n t h u s i a s t i c  about creating art.

Yes, during the production of fine art nudes, the models aren't wearing anything, but of course we do not always depict frontal nudity.  Implied nudity is fine.  However, if you are too much worried upfront, please don't contact us.

Important:  Our models need to know how to move well.  It helps to have a lean body or to be a dancer/gymnast.  We are very open to working with a variety of looks and welcome all inquiries.  We are particularly interested in working with models who have gymnastic or dance training.  At least you should be in good shape.

Since joining this site, HvB Photography has been overwhelmed with models wanting to shoot with Henning von Berg, far more than we can possibly accommodate.  This is a wonderful problem - but it's a problem nevertheless.  Be bold and feel free to ask for a casting interview but accept our apologies in advance if we are unable to do a trade.  Award-winning artist HvB is very busy and will only do select TFCD/Test Shoots if he thinks it will be mutually beneficial. 

If you're interested in working with us, you are very welcome to send an application but please don't be angry that we cannot work with everyone.


Office ( at ) Henning-von-Berg . com

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HvB PHotography is searching for female and male models
for various book projects with artistic nudity.



One of HvB's 5 monograph books is presenting many tough macho Alpha males ..... plus a humorous view on masculinity. Check out the 160 page large-format retrospective
1997 - 2007 [The First 10 Years]

Controversial projects with social-political statements:
The world's only-ever male nude shoot within a parliament building
and a fun group shoot with female nudity in Downtown Sydney.