Örjan Henriksson received his first camera as a gift from his father at the age of twelve. Henriksson’s uncle, Mats Fredriksson, was a skilled photographer and musician and became Henriksson’s greatest idol from whom he learnt his first steps in photography. He recalls how he was always absorbed by his uncle’s photo albums on his visits to Mats and his family.
Henriksson took a Master’s degree in classical guitar and continued his photography alongside his studies. Örjan and the Japanese flautist, Masakaza Ooka, formed Duo Ooka and spent more than ten years playing concerts in Europe, the USA and Japan. Even during this period photography was an important part of Henriksson’s life.
In the late 80s Henriksson was accepted on to a Masterclass of the renowned photographer Arnold Newman with whom he furthered his studies. Consequently, he left his music career to concentrate fully on his photography. Henriksson has also studied printmaking under the American photographer George Tice.
Today Henriksson works as a fine art photographer as well as a commercial photographer. He teaches photography part time at Mullsjö Folkhögskola and MSSU.
Henriksson’s quiet, formal compositions are near-perfect meditations on shape, light, shadow and texture.