Culture Snap - Award-Winning Photography by Henry VanderSpek | Endorsements

"I’ve known Henry for some time now. He was one of my students at Ryerson University, in my Magazine and Editorial course.

He came into my class with a firm knowledge of photography and, as I discovered from the course assignments, great people skills. And great people skills are an essential ingredient in editorial photography, where one has to photograph people who may not necessarily feel comfortable before the camera.

Needless to say, Henry aced my course. And furthermore, when I had a huge editorial/event assignment a few years later and needed an additional photographer, I turned to Henry. He did not disappoint. As a matter of fact, he was an asset I couldn’t have done without.

I’m a firm believer that nice people make great people photographers and Henry is a very nice person."

- Larry Frank, Photographer -

"We are fortunate to have Henry Vanderspek as a member of our Toronto-Danforth community. His images have been featured in both my community newsletter and my annual calendar. From capturing engaging local scenes in and around East York, to his volunteer work abroad with Photographers Without Borders, Henry is a great local talent and I look forward to seeing more of his work in the years to come."

- Craig Scott, Member of Parliament for Toronto-Danforth (2011-2015)

"We are so lucky to have had a photographer like Henry to capture the story of Raising Voices in Uganda. Henry's work and connection with the project and his subjects exemplifies the calibre of photographer we aim to keep in our company and is a testament to the objectives we are striving to achieve. Henry is an asset to any project he is a part of."

- Danielle Da Silva, Founder, President and CEO of Photographers Without Borders

"Henry Vanderspek's photography is remarkably engaging.  His images grab you -- either through colour, perspective or subject -- and you can't help but spend time with them.  I look forward to more work from this wonderfully talented artist."

- Janet Davis, Toronto City Councillor for Beaches-East York

2014 Prosperity Ball

“Henry captured our charity silent auction and dance with enthusiasm and charm.  His images of the theme, décor, entertainment and people enjoying the night were beyond my expectations. I look forward to having Henry photograph future events for us!”

– Silvana Barbato, Chair of Event Committee for New Beginnings Support Program 

"One of Evergreen’s most active Volunteer Event Photographers, Henry Vanderspek has become a huge asset to our team.  A pleasure to work with, Henry has captured a range of subjects and events with incredible lighting, sense of colour and composition. Always reliable, professional and friendly, Henry knows how to tell a story through compelling images. We’re fortunate to have his great photographs to help share the Evergreen story."

- Yuliya Tsoy, Graphic Designer, Marketing and Communication, Evergreen Brick Works

 "Henry’s skills in creative communications, engagement, and photography have served World Vision Canada well. He has engaged thousands of Canadians to learn and take action and his images have moved people to see the life, joy and humanity in the communities where World Vision works. I can assure you, you won’t regret bringing him on board your next creative project."

- Dave Toycen, President of World Vision Canada (1996-2015)

"If you are looking for a wonderful, hard working, excellent photographer who is a pleasure to work with,  then look no farther than Henry Vanderspek and Culture Snap!  Henry immediately understood my needs and took the necessary steps to ensure the success of my event.  As an event planner, I never worried about Henry's professionalism, attention to detail and speedy delivery of quality work. With Henry's eye, my event looked fantastic and he captured the spirit of the event I was aiming for."

- Ann Chow, owner of Ann Chow Event & Project Management