April 8, 2017

The passion of Rudi Amadeus




A new member of UdA


I feel fortunate that my subjects embrace working with me, trust me, invite me into their intimate universe in an open and honest way sharing their soul. I relish every moment of this photographer-subject relationship and cherish the bond that is created with the people I photograph.




















It is easy to have new Facebook friends but a little less to build a true relation. From like to love to comments to shares, Rudi and I became closer :
- My dear Master, I have found all what I need to write a beautiful article !
- You are the Master Chris.
I blushed...

I appreciate his work, of course, and also the man behind the camera.Rudi Amadeus is a multi-talented photographer in all genres. B&W addicted, I don't remember one photograph I don't tag :
- I love all, my friend !
And I imagine his smile.

Now, showtime ! Let's hear Master Rudi Amadeus :
































I fell in love with photography at age 8 when I received an all plastic Diane camera and few rolls of 120 film. Developing film and printing images was expensive for a boy of little means and the passion was put on hold for the pursuit of music, drawing, painting and technical hobbies.

Fully engulfed in music composition and the development of computer controlled electronic synthesizers in my early twenties, photography then was a means to document my technology projects. In the mid 80's I developed a hybrid analog/digital camera and was back at the creative and technology side of this art developing hardware and software in a exponentially expanding technololy field. This chain of events resulted in my life-long pursuit of beauty and convergence of art and technology in both digital music and imaging technologies.

 I capture landscapes, cityscapes, bodyscapes with the same ease and passion as the intimate portrait.












"Music Building" 
Los Angeles








 "Boudoir"













Love struck merciless when I discovered my true passion photographing people with all the empathy a life has instilled in me. I've never looked back since then I use this expressive medium in digital and film in a variety of formats as my way to observe the world through a viewfinder as a means to tell a story. Photography has provided me with opportunities to meet new people, experience different cultures worldwide and explore my surroundings with an open mind.

I feel fortunate that my subjects embrace working with me, trust me, invite me into their intimate universe in an open and honest way sharing their soul. I relish every moment of this photographer-subject relationship and cherish the bond that is created with the people I photograph.

My artistic vision always aims to document each subject's beauty, complexity, uniqueness and intimacy, creating images saturated with raw emotion.





"Death Valley Furnace Creek Sand Dunes"







"Opera on Tap - Carmen Film Noir"







"The white iron bed"
The famous Art Model Betcee May

















Photography for me is a way of living life through a viewfinder or even an old-fashioned wooden camera ground-glas, capturing and documenting how I see the world around me regardless of subject. I prefer not to segment myself, I truly believe an artist should be at home in all the aspects of the chosen craft and hone the required transferable skills. I capture landscapes, cityscapes, bodyscapes with the same ease and passion as the intimate portrait. I'm passionate being behind the camera and I'm equally passionate turning the raw images into the impression of the moment using darkroom processes. I craft and mold the image till I re-live the memory of seeing, connecting, feeling, sharing.

I often strive for an uncluttered view in my images and isolate the subject from distracting backgrounds to ease the eye of the viewer into the story. The majority of my work aims to document each subject's beauty, complexity, uniqueness, shock-value and intimacy, creating images saturated with emotion and wonder.

As for my work with people, I love to explore the body and I'm fascinated with faces and how emotion is communicated in the often complex photographer/sitter-model relationship, always exploring emotion, angles, space, reflection, light, tonality, heart and soul.




His "palette" d'Artistes

































"Streets of Sicily"
With Anastasia Arteyeva, Syrie Moskowitz, Glass Olive, Nicole Vaunt and Lillias Right








Art Model Syrie Moskowitz







"Twilight in Palermo"



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