“Henry’s ability to capture the essence and character of a person is unparalleled. He put together such an amazing exhibit showcasing taxicab drivers in Toronto – their stories were told through the photos. He really connected with his subjects and they so appreciated the attention they received. He wanted to know who they were and that means something to people who are defined by their jobs so often. The presentation was beautiful and we all felt very fortunate that Henry saw the beauty in the work they do and the stories they told.”
- Kristine Hubbard, Operations Manager, Beck Taxi
“Henry was able to capture important moments at The Scott Mission at the very beginning of the pandemic. He was a kind presence with our clients and staff as our world was shifting. His photos are compassionate, clear, and compelling and we have used them in many print and online applications. We’re looking forward to working again with Henry!”
- Christy Morrow, Chief Development Officer,
"I can’t say enough good things about Henry Vanderspek’s creative genius! I’ve had the great pleasure of knowing and working with Henry for over two decades, and he consistently goes above and beyond in all that he does. Most recently I hired Henry to capture photos of a high profile national summit involving children and youth, business leaders, government officials and media. His photos perfectly captured the spirit of the day and provided us with great snapshots of the event that we’ve used for countless public communications. Henry’s creative vision and collaborative spirit makes him a great partner to work with and I’d recommend him in a heartbeat."
- Sara Austin, Founder of Children First Canada
"Henry VanderSpek delivered strong documentary photos for us. They were beautifully lit and composed. Moreover, he was terrific to work with - friendly, attentive to our needs, and sensitive and respectful of our event participants. I would highly recommend him."
- Catherine Annau, Communications Manager, Metcalf Foundation
"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 - www.larryfrankphoto.com
"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
“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