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Jochen Lempert

Jochen Lempert is a biologist and an artist-photographer.
His photographs are grey and grainy, and ages ago, when we exhibited together in a group show, his prints were full of un-retouched dust marks and fluff.
I was very impressed by the fact that his prints still were just on the point, including their dust marks and fluff….

 

 

You could have seen here a sequence of images by Jochen Lempert…but now you can´t anymore,

 

 

I was asked by BILDKUNST.DE

to delete the images by
(these were the names spelled out)

 

Loretta Lux,
Man Ray,
Valie Export,
August Sander
Lotte Reiniger

 

and every other artist represented by them or to pay a fee for publishing their images.
They represent around 126 000 artists from around the world.

 

I am working on this blog for my fun,
and for the enjoyment of people interested in photography and art.
There is no income generated whatsoever by this site for me.

Many of the images I use here are floating all over the net,
other images I scanned to upload them to my blog.
To share them, to enrich the world with the work of artists I do admire.

No, my blog is not important.

But it is part of what I would call our common wealth.

 

I don´t think that I am the source of income losses for the artist,
or anybody else.

 

Art as part of everyday life,
art easily accessible by everybody without barriers and fees,
art as part of the free flow of thoughts and
communication.

 

But not in the case of artist represented by Bild-Kunst.

 

 
I don´t know anything about a biologist work, and most of them probably use now some high tech I never have heard about, but in former times it could have been like this: they collected specimen, laid them out in sequences, they catalogued them, they described what they saw and grouped their objects in classes.
(Of course with big animals this was harder to do…)

In a way Jochen Lempert transferred this approach to photography:
he collects visual similarities he finds in nature and groups them to sequences.
His approach is playful, at times full of humor, and his images and the way he combines them never cease to surprise me. And- I love them for their unconventional beauty.