Artist Statement:

about tina henle

Photography has always been a part of my life. I was raised in a family where art was the centerpiece of focus. My father, Fritz Henle, was a preeminent photographer where travel was the thread of experience that constantly inspired my life. I acquired my first camera from him, a pocket size 35mm at the age of twelve and a twin lens Rolleiflex at age eighteen and ventured on to various other formats as my career unfolded.

I am a wanderer and my love of travel and opening to other cultures has taken me to all parts of the world. Raised in the Caribbean on the island of St. Croix, I grew up in multi-cultural diversity. My work is about witnessing and connecting to that which reveals itself in any moment, be it people, landscape or artifact. I have always been a “straight” photographer with little or no manipulation of imagery, attuning to optimal compositions and lighting, often seeking an abstraction of subject or an irony and ambiguity of a situation. For the past forty years photography has allowed me the immediacy of connection and expression to offer the viewer a window into my world and to different ways of seeing.


Tina Henle is an award winning freelance photographer with over 40 years of photographic experience. She grew up on the island of St. Croix in a family of artists and graduated from the Good Hope School in 1976. In 1984 she received a BA in Art and Anthropology from the University of New Mexico and worked and mentored with her father, photographer Fritz Henle throughout the 1980's. She has exhibited in numerous group and solo shows in the Caribbean and the US.
Tina resides in St. Augustine and St. Croix where she freelances as a commercial, wedding and portrait photographer. She is the owner of the Henle Studio Art Gallery in St. Croix and a member of the Butterfield Garage Art Gallery in St. Augustine. She travels worldwide to continually add to her portfolio of creative fine art photography.