“Art Cheerleaders” by Henry Horenstein

Internationally renown photographer Henry Horenstein has been making a living by following one simple piece of advice: Shoot what you love. He’s been taking photos for more than four decades now and has released over 30 books, but his latest, whose title comes from that advice, is his first memoir on the topic.

Horenstein will stop by the Paul Paletti Gallery on Wednesday, Feb. 15, to read from and sign copies of “Shoot What You Love.” The book includes some of his greatest images along with behind-the-scenes stories, insights and even tips for aspiring photographers.

From country stars to stock cars to exotic sea creatures, Horenstein’s photos have been exhibited all over the world, including the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History, the Getty Museum, Fabrik der Kunste in Hamburg and many others.

He’s also no stranger to Louisville, having held three shows at the Paul Paletti Gallery throughout the years.

“Over the years, he has become a gallery favorite,” gallery assistant Sam Miller tells Insider. “As you’d expect, he has lots of great stories. He is a super-prolific author as well. In addition to monographs of his own work, he has written many instructional textbooks.”

Currently, Horenstein is a professor of photography at the Rhode Island School of Design.

Horenstein’s reading and signing will take place from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15. The Paul Paletti Gallery is located at 713 E. Market St.

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Sara Havens
Sara Havens is the Culture Editor at Insider Louisville, known around town as the Bar Belle (barbelleblog.com). She's a former editor of LEO Weekly and has written for Playboy and The Alcohol Professor. Havens is the author of two books: "The Bar Belle" and "The Bar Belle Vol. 2."