Photography

Leipzig – Helden von 1989/1990

Hallo liebe Freunde,

ich widme meinen neuen Artikel der Fotokunst sowie der deutschen Geschichte.

Die Fotos, die ich hier zeige, sind bisher unveröffentlichte Aufnahmen, die von Bernhard Richter (all rights reserved) in Leipzig gemacht worden sind. Mich begeistern und bewegen sie heute immer noch. Man benötigt nicht viele Worte, um zu verstehen, welcher Geist und Mut damals herrschte und was von den Menschen geleistet worden ist. Für mich sind es echte Helden!

Für Interessenten, die diese Zeit nacherleben wollen kann ich  das “Leipziger DEMONTAGEBUCH” (erschienen im Gustav Kiepenheuer Verlag Leipzig und Weimar) empfehlen, welches in einer detaillierten Art und Weise diese Zeit nachvollziehen läßt.

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Manche der Menschen auf den Fotos in diesem Blog, finden sich auch in diesem Buch wieder (natürlich aus einer anderen Perspektive, da von einem anderen Fotografen aufgenommen)

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Elfie Semotan – pure photographs

Elfie Semotan (born in 1941) might not be known by everyone. I think, you should not miss out to do it.

Initially Elfie Semotan worked as a fashion model in Paris.  At the end of the 1960s, she changed behind the camera and began an international career as a photographer. Her work has appeared in magazines as Vogue, Elle , Esquire , Marie Claire , Harper ‘s Bazaar , The New Yorker.

In Austria, Elfie Semotan was particularly known for her long collaboration with Helmut Lang, and by revolutionary campaigns for Palmers and Römerquelle. Semotan was married to Kurt Kocherscheidt and Martin Kippenberger, both unfortunately died very early (Source: Wikipedia)

On this blog I show a photo-portrait of the Austrian Painter Franz West (1947-2012) taken by Semotan in West´s atelier. It is a pigment-print on baryt-paper,  (Vienna 1990/2010). 18,7 x 28,2 cm. The motive was later shown on a stamp in honor of Franz West (First Day 14.5.2013)

This photo is one out of an edition of 10 verso numbered and signed by Semotan 2010 for a special edition of her exhibition catalogue in the Museum of Modern Art – Rupertinum Salzburg ‘From Louise Bourgeois to Jeff Wall. Portraits & Studio Stills’.

Elfie Semotan talks about her circle of friends as if it were your own. They are stories from the past 30 years, created during meetings with other artists. The collection of portraits and pictures taken in the studio convey an amicable intimacy They are snapshots by a woman who fascinates and is fascinating and lets us have a peek into the treasures of her world. 39 portraits on 104 pages now find their justified space, in cooperation with Albert Handler from brand unit. (Source: http://studio-vie.net/elfie-semotan-from-luise-bourgeois-to-jeff-wall-478)

 

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(copyright Elfie Semotan)