Harry Opstrup “the Gardener”
Harry Opstrup 1922-2005, was market gardener and first began photographing at the age of 42. He especially admired French Henri Cartier-Bresson, the father of modern photojournalism. Other major sources of inspiration were Danish photographer Viggo Rivad and the American nature photographer Ansel Adams.
Harry Opstrup was one of a kind and went his own ways in exploration of photography. The famous Swedish camera manufacturer Hasselblad AB spotted his special talent and used his photographs in their advertising and magazines.