About Roy

About Roy

Roy Hessing is a Dutch photographer, based in Munich. He made a photo series of plant seeds in motion, combining steady light with flash light. The result is a very fine and exclusive series of about 30 photographs. The Natural History Museum in London bought some limited fine art prints for their collection in 2013. But mostly he sells his - limited and unlimited - fine art prints to private collectors.

If you want to read more there is an interesting article about Roy and his photos in the online magazine dodho photography.

Roy studied biology, didactics and multimedia in Amsterdam. He works as a photographer at The Plaster Cast Museum of Antique Sculptures (MFA) in Munich. In this job Roy works on different photo projects like exhibition catalogues, presentations, book publications, multimedia website content, events and shows. He works for archeological projects in Turkey and in 2013 Roy took some photographs for the Gazing Ball Project of Jeff Koons. Furthermore Roy is teaching photography and digital image processing at the University of Munich (LMU) and as a freelance teacher in practical workshops. As a fine art photographer he publishes books, organizes exhibitions and became an expert in printing fine art prints.


Kunst im Karrée - München

The Brick Lane Gallery - ANNEXE - London

Natural History Museum - London
Science Uncovered

Plaster Cast Museum of the Antiques (MFA) - Munich
FluxLux Exhibition with sculptor Christoph Bergmann

Museum Reich der Kristalle - Munich
Exhibition with artist/photographer Horst Ziegler


Geo - ART - ARD - BR-alpha
Focus - Welt
Nature/Scientific Reports
Wired - form - Das Erste.de
ATLAS/Istanbul - Süddeutsche Zeitung
Natural History Museum - London
North Carolina Art Museum
Stiftung Pinakothek der Moderne
Glyptothek - Munich
Staatliche Antikensammlungen - München
Deutsches Museum - Munich
Staatliche Graphische Sammlung - München
dodho online photography magazine
De Gruyter Verlag
Hirmer Verlag
Verlag Komplett-Media
LMU Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
UvA Universiteit van Amsterdam
MVHS Münchner Volkshochschule
LRZ Leibniz Rechenzentrum
dpa picture alliance

Self-Published Books:
2012 - Light Beams and Time Streams
2010 - Munich Street Art

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Roy is a member of the following institutions:

  • The German Photographic Association (DGPh)
    and member of the DGPh management board
  • The German Society for Humanistic Photography (GfHF)
  • The International Council of Museums (ICOM)
  • VG Bild-Kunst

Lecturer / Workshop facilitator

  • University of Munich (LMU)
  • Münchner Volkshochschule (MVHS) - Munich
  • Graphische Sammlung - Munich
  • Foto Dinkel Akademie - Munich
  • and a few more state institutions


Martina Veh, director of the Opera STYX in Munich:

"Breathtaking photographs! The best photos of a show of mine I ever had! Roy is able to catch the most emotional moments of the opera with his camera-eye: he is a great artist."