The photo book “Henrys hegn – et dansk ølandskab” (“Henry’s Fences – A Danish Island Landscape” is a micro landscape photography project. All pictures are shot within a radius of less than 800 meters on the southern tip of the island Sejerø, one of Denmark's many small islands. Henry Larsen has a farm on Sejerø. The lands around the farm are stitched together by characteristically looking fence posts made of drift wood, spruces rafters, branches from the garden and even the odd water pipe. Henry’s humble but carefully maintained fences criss cross the fields and meadows and create a man made, cultural landscape. By zooming in on this tiny spot of land in the sea I hope the book tells a much larger story about man and nature.
“Bogen er det stik modsatte af kulørte brochurer af den slags, man stadig i dag finder i printet form på de store benzinstationer langs motorvejsnettet, der binder Danmark sammen. ”Henrys hegn” sælger ikke noget som helst. Bogen er en fortælling om et sted i Danmark, der er der i kraft af sin forhistorie og den omsorg for stedet, de mennesker, der færdes i landskabet, nærer.” ****
“Inspired and beautiful in equal measure.”
“Henrys hegn” is currently also an exhibition at Sejerø’s local museum and arts center (open daily until 15 August 2021). The book, which is in Danish only, contains 70 photos, a preface by urban planner and Sejerø home owner Jan Gehl, an essay by Kåre Gade and comments by Henry Larsen. For information about how to order the book or visit the exhibition, please visit henryshegn.dk.