Axel Hesslenberg photography

The Imaginary Project

10th November 2020

An exciting new project: , spearheaded by my photographer friend Mark Nelson has gone live. An offering of creative work by painters, film makers, musicians, photographers and writers. Dive in, choose one of the modules and enjoy. New modules and features have been uploaded in the Spring of 2021.

Charleston Auction

2nd June 2020

An opportunity to support the Charleston Trust near Firle in these difficult times via this heart lifting auction of wonderful and varied art work: Organised by the wonderful @emilymaudey on Instagram.

Jazz Podium Germany

3rd October 2019

The German 'Jazz Podium' magazine, as old as myself, features in their October issue my report and photos from the 2019 Love Supreme Festival. Very pleased with that. Later this year Christian Sands will be covered with one of the shots from his set.

Artists postcard exhibition extended to Saturday, May 11, 2019

27th April 2019

Great. Devonshire Collective's 2nd outing of artist postcards has been extended for two weeks!

Breaky Bottom's new look

29th November 2018

Very pleased to have my images featured on Peter and Christine Hall's new look Breaky Bottom website.

Devonshire Collective Member's Show December 2018

29th November 2018

Check this one out and many of the other events happening on Seaside Road:

My architectural photography on Jamie Fobert's website

29th November 2018

My work on the website of Jamie Fobert:

Artist postcard on by Devonshire Collective.

19th April 2018

A successful sale of unique artist postcards has just been completed by the raising money for the collective and participating artists. Great reception by the public, and I'm very pleased with the sale of a moody tulip still-life.

Viva Brighton and Lewes

19th April 2018

A number of my portraits of authors, artists and actors has been published in the April edition of along with an interview with Lizzie Lower.


2nd June 2017

After a successful 2017 Charleston Festival I have started to include new portraits of authors and performers, including Richard Ford, Vanessa Redgrave and the ballerina Tamara Rojo.

Charleston Festival 2017

30th March 2017

This May I 'm looking back over 10 years of coverage of this iconic literary festival. I will exhibit images from 2007 to today in the entrance to the festival tent and the tea tent in the Orchard. The line-up of the speakers is again exciting and I'm looking forward in particular to Richard Ford, Stephen Hawking and the reading of Vanessa Bell's letters by Vanessa Redgrave. For more information follow:

Human Stories

30th March 2017

Mark Nelson and myself are working on an exhibition to be shown in the wonderful spaces of the Devonshire collective in Eastbourne. The show will run from July 25 to August 20. PV and dates for artist talks will be announced soon. For more information about this space follow: