Lenka Rayn H. is a freelance fine art photographer based in London. Timing and documentation is a strong part of Lenka's work practice. Her projects document the passing of time through portraiture and social studies. At present she has a number of ongoing series, including sibling resemblance and a documentary of her family. Another project seeks to capture the atmosphere of other artists' work spaces. These places are full of little stories, which she identifies and presents in the form of still life photographs. Each image is a representation of the individual artist's state of mind and their creative process. To Rayn H. these beautiful spaces are an inspiration for her own work. Her main fascination is human face and it's features, the stories that can be read from them, emotions or just striking shapes, which are beautiful to look at. Lenka's large format Linhof camera and available daylight is the perfect medium to capture what she finds irresistible about particular face.
CV & Education
LENKA RAYN H.
Born: Prague, Czech Republic
Mob: 0795 745 8055
1999-2012: Freelance photographer/artist
2002-2012: Photographer, book designer and gallery assistant for Galerie Susi Brunner, Zurich
2008-2012: Photographer for artist Julian Opie
Passed Selected Exhibitions:
2013 : “Artist’s Lives”Gallery Susi Brunner, Zurich, Switzerland
2012: “Collaboration 2012” with Liz Atkin, Havelock Walk Studios, London, UK
2011 : “Collaboration 2011” with Liz Atkin, Havelock Walk Studios, London, UK
2010 : “False Dichotomy”, Shoreditch Town Hall, London, UK
2010 : “V-Lamp”, Havelock Walk Studios, London, UK
2009 : “Eman”, Wall Project, Public Art on the Wall of Abbey Bank entry to Havelock Walk Studios
2009 : “My Czech Dead”, Havelock Walk Studios, London, UK
2008 : “Mimon”, Havelock Walk Studios, London, UK
2007 : “Bus Stops”, Havelock Walk Studios, London, UK
2006 : “Dark Series”, Havelock Walk Studios, London, UK
2002 : “Siblings”AOP Gallery, London
2001 : “Getting Ready”,National Portrait Gallery, John Koball Portrait Awards, London, UK
2001 : “Park Visitors”, Foundry, London, UK
1998 : “Close Ups”, Alchemy Gallery, London, UK
1997 : Cockpit Theatre, London, UK
2007 Photo-etching course, East London Printmakers
2004 Photo-etching course, City Lit London
1996 – 1998 BTEC National Diploma in Photography, City of Westminster College
2009 New York Times, May web
2007 SE23 Living, July/August issue
2007 South London Press, The Pulse, June issue
Books & Publications:
2012 “Not A Portrait” by Lenka Rayn H.
2010 “Bus Stops”, Book 3 by Lenka Rayn H.
2010 “Bus Stops”, Book 2 by Lenka Rayn H.
2009 “Artist’s Lives” by Lenka Rayn H.
2008 “Mimon”, Collaboration book by Lenka Rayn H. & Wayne Parker
2007 “Bus Stops”, Book 1 by Lenka Rayn H.