Mat Hennek (born 1969 in Freiburg im Breisgau) is a German photographic artist.
Mat Hennek worked for newspapers and radio stations before starting his artistic training at Europäischen Akademie für Bildende Kunst in Trier and at Lette-Verein in Berlin. In 1995 Hennek became assistant to Hermann Stamm the photographer Uwe Arens.
His photographs were published in magazines worldwide: Cosmopolitan, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, GQ, Marie Claire, Max, Playboy, Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin, Vogue, ZEITmagazin.
In 1998 Hennek was founding the agency "Kasskara" in Berlin. Beyond others Mat Hennek worked for big record companies and music labels such as Deutsche Grammophon, Four Music, EMI, Sony BMG, Universal Music Group and Virgin Records.
Since then Mat Hennek took numerous portrait photographs of classical Musicians and artists: soloists such as Hilary Hahn, Krystian Zimerman, Hélène Grimaud, Lang Lang, Nelson Freire, Alison Balsom, conductors such as Simon Rattle, Kent Nagano, Claudio Abbado, Valery Gergiev and opera singers such as Rolando Villazón, Anna Netrebko, Thomas Quasthoff, Bryn Terfel and in another musical repertoire artists such as David Byrne, Lizz Wright, Rammstein, Seeed, Sting, Tracy Chapman, Rufus Wainwright, Daniel Libeskind, Alex Katz and Giora Feidman.
Furthermore, Hennek photographed advertising campaigns for well-known brands like Montblanc, Lufthansa, Rolex und Volkswagen.
In 2006 Hennek shifted the focus of his work to art photography. His fine art photography has been featured in solo exhibits in galleries, museums and art fairs in Europe, Asia and in the USA.
In 2017 the art book "Woodlands - Mat Hennek" was published by Steidl.
Hennek lives with his partner, the French pianist Hélène Grimaud in Upstate New York, USA.
The Soul of Music' | Die Seele der Music'
Trees of Tel Aviv
Waves of Tel Aviv
Sounds of Spheres
Palmen im Sturm
"Woodlands - Mat Hennek", published 2017 by Steidl
„Woodlands“, Dramaturgie von Fotos und Musik (in Zusammenarbeit mit der Pianistin Hélène Grimaud), Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Music Festival - Germany
„The Soul of Music | Die Seele der Musik“, Villa Wahnfried, Bayreuth - Germany
„The Soul of Music | Die Seele der Musik“, Ocean Sun Festival - MS Europa / Hapag-Lloyd musikalische Kreuzfahrten
„Woodlands“, Hotel Grand Hyatt Berlin - Germany
„Woodlands and beyond...“, Flo Peters Gallery, Hamburg - Germany
„Woodlands and beyond...“, Private Sammlung Roosen-Trinks, Berlin - Germany
„The2Circles“ Galerie 64bis, Paris - France
„The2Circles“ Bernheimer Fine Art Photography, Munich - Germany