Many years of making portraits of artists, resulted in an exhibition in the Photography Museum Den Tempel in Sittard.
Henk has also had different assignments for theatre and ballet companies in journalistic photography, such as photographic work for the Ballet van Vlaanderen, the Nationale Toneel in The Hague and the Stadttheater Aachen. His assignments were published in both newspapers and weekly magazines.
After this period Henk's photographic work moved towards candid photography: trying to catch the beauty of the ordinary and coincidental contrasts, instead of creating a surrounding. Give meaning to the daily life of people by eliminating them of their environment.

To come closer to the impression I use bromoil, gum and cyanotypes. The possibility of using colour, in a very restricted way, enables me to achieve the impression I want.

Henk lives and works in the Limburg region south of the Netherlands, near the border of Germany and Belgium.




Henk Thijs


Antwerpen 2000 ©

Karlsruhe 1994 ©

Perugia 2003 ©

Viareggio 1988 ©


Paris 1991 ©

Paris Metro Station ©

Aachen 2004 ©

Diyabakir 1991 ©

Gum bichromates

2 Horses in the Rain ©

Actress Nationale Toneel 89 ©

Actress Nationale Toneel 90 ©

Ballet Van Vlaandern ©

Castenray ©

Luik Adore ©

Luxemburg 87 ©

Maroc 1991 ©


Kew Gardens ©

Luik Bridge ©

Paris Bridge ©

Turkey Boy ©

View from Mauritshuis ©

Zeeland 2002 ©

Luxemburg 1987 ©

Lissabon 1992 ©