"Especially in wind and storm and from the moving vessel, sometimes images full of longing, of journeying to the horizon are created."
Allmuth Lenz is moving with her works between photography and painting. In order to come closer to her inner images of atmospheric landscapes, she looks for the combination of the two and plays with the possibilities of painting with the camera. Thus she discovered the possibilities of the pinhole camera, also called Camera Obscura, with its own appeal of blur.
The pinhole camera is the oldest form of photography. The image is produced solely by incident of light through a small hole on to a photosensitive medium. Almuth Lenz produces the deliberate blur of the photographs through shooting freehand without a tripod and using very long exposure times.
Allmuth Lenz was born in Hamburg in 1958.
While studying medicine, she worked with artistic black and white photography. After her studies she discovered the color photography. Since 1995 she has devoted herself - besides the photography - to painting. Since 2002, her photographs are created more and more with the Camera Obscura. In experimental way of working, she combines analog and digital photography with painting.
Numerous group and solo exhibitions since 2001.
Devesh Komáromi is a Canadian photographer with Hungarian roots who now lives in Essen. Graduated at Ryerson University in Toronto in photo-art Devesh has 20 years as an independent photographer working in Montreal. Since the beginning of this century, he deals exclusively with digital methods, principally as a photographic artist, occasionally also as a commercial photographer.
The beauty of photography is for the photographer in a delicious mix of tangible and intangible, the technical and intuitive, and especially the never-ending pleasure in learning and exploring. In our digital age there are more than ever before, many tools to produce images that reflect our imagination. Fantastic pictures which lead into unknown worlds.
The colossal enlarged details in Klaus Erich Hauns photographs emit both sensuality and warmth, or coldness and distance. The special angle and the trained sight of the photographer, enthral the viewer through the interfered beauty and perfection, which is reflected in nature. With these microstructures of plants, which are rich in colour gradation and texture, Klaus Erich Haun "speaks" in soft tones.
His series "Details" has been exhibited since 2003 several times successfully, including the Chateau Dyck in Jüchen and in the chateau Paffendorf in Bergheim.
In the works of the photographer Michael Utz you can still sense his former method with the analog black-and-white photograph. The main characteristics are therefore contrast and light nuances and their graphic connection to each other. His works move between perceptibility and abstraction, between real objectivity and almost non-figural detail view. A suitable expression to describe his works is: Abstraction in reality. His photographs are present in domestic and foreign exhibitions.