Sunday, August 26, 2012

5. Klaus Kampert

Klaus Kampert born in 1953 lives and works as a freelance photographer in Duesseldorf, Germany. As a photographer he is self-taught. After working for many well-known photographers in the advertising field, he established his own business in 1981 in Duesseldorf. His main interest is people-photography focussing on beauty, portrait, nudes and dance. He works for leading advertising agencies and companies but also indulges in artistic photography. Many of his images, especially nudes and ballet-dancers have been printed in international publications and are very asked for among collectors. Membership in Bund Freischaffender Foto-Designer, BFF ( german Photographers` association ) since 1984.

My work is mainly concerned with the human body.
Still, I do not consider my images to be classic nudes or erotic
photography, although these genres may have an impact on my work.
I am not interested in showing beauty as an outward phenomenon.
Rather I would like to present the human being as awhole:
Body and mind united.
By picturing nakedness in an image, it is to reveal mind and emotion,
not only showing the body as such.
Among my models especially the ballet dancers are those who succeed in
expressing this wholeness in a particular manner.
Their bodies bespeak the constant pursuit of beauty, grace, achievement
and perfection.
It is my intention and my passion to display this to the viewer.

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