Art Model, Author and Singer St Merrique -
He sent me a mail (how a lucky man I am !), I went on his site (of course !) and I told myself WOW!... A huge one. And I'm sure that Thorsten Jankowski will appreciate all the talent of Klaus Kampert, if he already doesn't know him what could be very surprising in regard of all their common points.
Here is a Master, self-taught !!, and I'm so happy to introduce him.
He's kind, you know how much it's the first quality I check.
He's inspired, creative, wonderfully directing his talented art models. And he masters the light, with a small preference for the B&W, and the composition with brio.
Just have a look and you'll understand why I stop here the list of all the qualities I see in his work.
Klaus Kampert has his signature, this personal touch that makes of him an Artist I'm very proud to welcome.
Welcome Klaus ! And a big thanks for your confidence.
Klaus Kampert, born in 1953, lives and works as a freelancer 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 focusing 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.
An amazing palmares !
Membership in Bund Freischaffender Foto-Designer, BFF (leading german Photographers'association) since 1984.
Publications e.g.in :
Bund Freischaffender Fotodesigner, BFF-Yearbooks since 1984
H.E. Hess, Akt Photo International, Verlag Photo Technik Intern. München, 1988
B.M. Pedersen,Graphis Photo 92, Graphis Press Corp., Zürich, 1992
B.M. Pedersen, Nudes, Graphis Press Corp., Zürich, 1992
B.M. Pedersen,Graphis Photo 93, Graphis Press Corp., Zürich, 1993
U.Richter, Novum, 3/94, Bruckmann Verlag, München, 1994
R.Ashford,Erotique, Carlton Books, London,1998
B.M. Pedersen, Nudes 3, Graphis Inc., New York, 1999
M.Schmalriede, Zeit Blicke, Hatje/Cantz Verlag, Stuttgart, 1999
B.M. Pedersen, Graphis Photo Annual 2003, Graphis Inc., New York, 2003
R.Hillebrand, Fine Art Foto 3/2004, Verlag R.Hillebrand,Neuss, 2004.
S.van Gils, J.van Gils, The Body, Feierabend-Verlag, Köln/Berlin, 2004.
B.M. Pedersen, Nudes 4, Graphis Inc., New York, 2006
B.M. Pedersen, Photography Annual 2010, Graphis Inc., New York, 2010
Single Exhibitions :
2004: Tanz in 13 Akten, Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Düsseldorf
Tanz in 13 Akten, Theater der Stadt Duisburg, Duisburg
Group Exhibitions, e.g. :
2009: Sichuan – Vier Flüsse, Forum für Fotografie, Köln
2008: A Brave New World,Visual Gallery of Photokina, Köln
2007: Best of BFF,Haus der Wirtschaft, Stuttgart
2006: International Photo Festival Xining, China
2005: Selected Characters, BFF, Düsseldorf
2004: CO_OP, Kunstverein Hildesheim, Hildesheim
2002: Die Heilige Kuh, Visuall Gallery of Photokina, Köln
2001: Positiv, Galerie Beethovenstraße, Düsseldorf
2000: Zeit Blicke, Galerie der Stadt Stuttgart, Stuttgart
Ausgezeichnet, Large Format Award 2000, Köln, Rheinauhafen
1998: Zeit Blicke, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg
nrw-vor-ort.de, PrivART-Museum, Hamburg
1995: ET HÄNGT!, Landesmuseum Volk u.Wirtschaft, Ehrenhof, Düsseldorf
1988: Schwarz Gesehen, Rheinisches Landesmusum, Bonn
2010: Graphis Photography Annual 2010, Gold Award Photography Masters Cup 2010, 2.place, Merit of Excellence
Art Model, Author and Singer St Merrique