Who is Art By Hank?

When not enjoying time with family and friends... Hank is Henry W. Jennings Jr, originally from Hartford, CT. I am passionate about creating photographs that remind people of paintings.

Why? I do what I do because I am passionate about travel and creating art through my images. I am constantly framing visual images in my mind through my eyes. I love to travel and fortunate enough to travel often, I capture imagery from my global travels.

How? I got into photography initially as an elective in college. I took a Black & White photography class in college and learned how to develop 33mm negatives in darkrooms many years ago. I fell in love with the entire magical photographic process related to the creation and development of art through photography. There is a difference between just taking pictures and creating fine art, my goal is to create fine art.

The favorite thing about what I do is that it never feels like work, it is always fun and exciting. No models, no makeup and no attitudes, only me, nature and my camera and my ipod.

My favorite tool is my eyes and my sense of composition, I am constantly seeing composed shots all around me where ever I go.

My favorite photographic subject material is documenting international destinations, because I love to bring my travel experiences home to friends and family. I also have an interest in photo journalism when I'm lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time.

What I like best is witnessing the reactions of friends and family, especially my sisters, viewing the images I have captured. You will see reoccurring patterns of nature, the sun, the clouds, the sea, textures, natural light and shadows, utilization of composition, contrast and depth of field in most of my work. I also have a passion for the works of great artists and great photographers and love to visit museums all around the world.

I love using black and white along with bright vibrant colors in High Dynamic Range (HDR). My film and digital equipment includes Canon AE-1, Minolta X-370 and Nikon D70s & D7000 cameras.

A University of Connecticut graduate, I also attended University of Bridgeport. I have lived in Connecticut, Miami and Los Angeles. I am an avid scuba diver and have visited many major dive locations world wide. I currently live in Atlanta, GA with my wife and daughter when I'm not creating art. I have done extensive travel in the Caribbean, Europe and the United States, with additional travels in the South Pacific, Brazil and Argentina.

My art has also been used for book covers most recently for "Confirmation From My Father" by Dr. Phillip J. Finley.

I have exhibited my work in Atlanta, GA. Visit my photo blog at "".

I have dedicated my travels to both of my dear departed parents whose short lives have given me a zest for life. I know first hand that we are not guaranteed anything in life. Things can change from one heartbeat to another; you need to take control of your life and live your life to its fullest, because life is very short.

Enjoy Art By Hank, obtain an original, and please tell your friends about Art By Hank. They look fantastic framed on your walls, in your home or office, or as a gift to others. Visit my blog site and obtain an insight to some of my artwork.

Thank you in advance,