In this series of interviews, Artistics Gallery invites you to question the link between art and dance. Photographer Klaus Kampert follows sculptor Cécile Raynal, confronting himself on the same theme: the link between his art and dance....
Contemporary German photographer Klaus Kampert lives and works in Dusseldorf.
Starting out Klaus Kampert taught himself photography techniques while working with accomplished photographers in the advertising world. At the same time he was developing his own style which has now become the main subject of his work. He started working on his own in 1981 and in 1984 became a member of the renowned German photography association Bund Freischaffender Foto-Designer.
The subject of Klaus Kampert's photography revolves around the body, and its movement and the emotion that it conveys. He works almost exclusively with ballet dancers for their exceptional physical capabilities as they too strive for beauty, grace and perfection. Their incredible physical capacities better harness the emotion that Klaus Kampert is looking for in his photography. A dialog develops with the model, the body transmits the message and the movement while Klaus Kampert captures the expression sealing the photo with the emotion. He also puts together very novel decors for each series : pedestals, colorful backgrounds, sheets, ropes, water all under a very calculated and unique lighting for each photo.
Klaus Kampert considers himself more like a sculptor than a photographer of nudes, classic and erotic. He is not interested in showing the exterior, visible beauty but rather in revealing the spirit and the emotion of the model. As he will tell you his photos deal with the human condition in general.
Since 2010 Klaus Kampert has received several international photography awards. His work is regularly exhibited in Europe, principally in Germany.