The body is the shell of the soul.
My work is mainly concerned with the human body.
Still, I do not consider my images to be classic nudes or erotic
photography, although these genres may have an impact on my work.
I am not interested in showing beauty as an outward phenomenon.
Rather I would like to present the human being as a whole:
Body and mind united.
By picturing nakedness in an image, it is to reveal mind and emotion,
not only showing the body as such.
Among my models especially the ballet dancers are those who succeed in
expressing this wholeness in a particular manner.
Their bodies bespeak the constant pursuit of beauty, grace, achievement
It is my intention and my passion to display this to the viewer.
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
focussing 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.
Bund Freischaffender Fotodesigner, BFF-Annuals since, 1984
H.E.Hess, Akt Photo International, Verlag Photo Technik Intern. Munich, 1988
B.M.Pedersen,Graphis Photo 92, Graphis Press Corp., Zuerich, 1992
B.M.Pedersen, Nudes, Graphis Press Corp., Zuerich, 1992
B.M.Pedersen,Graphis Photo 93, Graphis Press Corp., Zürich, 1993
U.Richter, Novum, 3/94, Bruckmann Verlag, Munich, 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, Cologne/Berlin, 2004
B.M.Pedersen, Nudes 4, Graphis Inc., New York, 2006
B.M.Pedersen, Photograpy Annual 2010, Graphis Inc., New York, 2010
B.M.Pedersen, 100 Best in Photography 2012, Graphis Inc., New York, 2012
H. Tecklenborg, Schwarzweiss June 2013, Tecklenborg Verlag, Steinfurt, 2013
B.M.Pedersen, Photography Annual 2014, Graphis Inc., New York, 2014
Single exhibitions, e.g.
2014: Bewegt/ Moved, Museum Helgoland, Helgoland, Germany
2009: True Bodies, Oliver Gordon Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2004: Tanz in 13 Akten, Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Duesseldorf
Tanz in 13 Akten, Theater der Stadt Duisburg, Duisburg
Group exhibitions, e.g.
2014: TEN Arts, Galerie Joseph, Paris
2013: TEN Arts, Fotofever, Paris
Art of Photography Show, Art Institute, San Diego, Ca.
Ecologica/ Mente, Magazzini dell`Arte Contemporanea, Trapani, Italy
2012: Fotografia Contemporânea, AFK Galeria, Lisboa, Portugal
2008: Schoene Neue Welt, Visual Gallery of Photokina, Cologne
2007: Best of BFF, Haus der Wirtschaft, Stuttgart
2006: International Photo Festival, Xining, China
2005: Selected Characters, BFF, Duesseldorf
2004: CO_OP, Kunstverein Hildesheim, Hildesheim
2002: Die Heilige Kuh, Visual Gallery of Photokina, Cologne
2001: Positiv, Galerie Beethovenstraße, Duesseldorf
2000: Zeit Blicke, Galerie der Stadt Stuttgart, Stuttgart
Ausgezeichnet, Large Format Award 2000, Cologne, Rheinauhafen
1998: Zeit Blicke, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg
nrw-vor-ort.de, PrivART-Museum, Hamburg
1995: ET HAENGT!, Landesmuseum Volk u.Wirtschaft, Ehrenhof, Duesseldorf
1988: Schwarz Gesehen, Rheinisches Landesmusum, Bonn
2010: Graphis Photography Annual 2010, Gold Award
Photography Masters Cup 2010, second place, Merit of Excellence
2011: Prix de la Photographie Paris 2011, PX3, Gold Medal
2012: 100 Best in Photograpy, Graphis, Gold Award
Black&White Spider Award, second place, Merit of Excellence
2013: Prix de la Photographie Paris 2013, PX3, Silver Medal
2014: Moscow International Foto Award, MIFA, 3rd place