Henry Turner was born in Warren Arkansas and grew up along the banks of the Arkansas River. He is currently a PhD candidate in Space and Planetary Sciences at the University of Arkansas. While traveling for his academic pursuits, he always finds time to enjoy one of his passions, photography.
These photographs capture some of Henry’s love for the past. Whether it’s an old mill that no longer exists, or an abandoned house with a mangled tree, these images have a golden feeling of the nostalgia that lives within the photographer. This work serves as a place marker in time for the various trips he has taken alone with his camera.
The images in this series were made in the Oklahoma Panhandle, Northwest Arkansas, and during Henry’s travels abroad. Some of these were initially captured on film and others digitally. Most of the images were converted to black and white and then digitally merged with a background image or images to produce the end result, a photograph which has the ethereal atmosphere of a vintage or distressed print.These photos are then mounted onto a Ampersand two inch deep-cradle hardbord. The birch plywood cradle is left unfinished for a clean modern look.
Henry Turner’s work has been exhibited at Art Amiss IV, and at the Artists of Northwest Arkansas 12th Annual juried exhibit at the Art Center of the Ozarks in Springdale. Most recently, his work has been exhibited at Art Market II, and in the Ozark Natural Foods Co-operative gallery space in Fayetteville and at Second Street Live in Ft. Smith, Arkansas. Currently Henry’s work is being exhibited at the DDP gallery in Fayetteville in a group show entitled Photographic.