IF PHOTOS ARE MESSAGES, THEN HANS FAHRMEYER IS ONE OF THE MOST PROLIFIC MESSENGERS OF TODAY AND OF CLASSIC LIMES. FROM HIS APPRENTICE DAYS OF LEARNING HIS PHOTOGRAPHY CRAFT IN THE LOST ART OF DARKROOM DEVELOPING, YOU KNOW THIS MAN WRESTLE MORE OUT OF AN IMAGE THAN MOST EMERGING AND LONG LIME PHOTOGRAPHERS. IT'S HIS USE OF LENS, LIGHT, EXPERIENCE AND PASSION WHICH MASSAGES HIS IMAGES TO AN UNEXPECTED PORTRAYAL.
Hans Fahrmeyer is a recognized photographer of male and female portraits combining both technical skill and artistic expression. His three previous books (Colors of Men, Between Men and Women, and Between Men) reflect his stylization. But the new images in Water Moves are even more lively and stronger then the earlier ones. The photos are a timeless provocation as Hans demonstrates the gravity of his models into an art form. Fahrmeyer's use of beautiful muscled men weaves with the reflective properties of water to create memorable masterpieces.
Hans Fahrmeyer was born in Bochum, Germany, where he developed both his professional and artistic skills. After leaving Germany he worked in Paris, Cannes and London before immigrating to the USA where he established a studio in the West Village of New York. Watching him in the studio or on location, he can either be the fly on the wall when he has to be, or the sorcerer, pulling out the best of the talent in front of his lens.
His latest book, Water Moves, is an illuminating dance of beautiful male images married with mirrors, water, sensuality and balance. There's a blend of powerful images with technical insight. The images become forceful yet arresting. He has produced a collection that mixes the casualness of the snapshot with the artistry of classical photographer.
His subjects capture the eye for their immediacy, beauty, and movement.
Water Moves makes one yearn for an encore. ln cinema. we know by the last scene, there's a sequel planned. By the lime you get to the last page, you're hoping for the release of more from Hans Fahrmeyer. –BM-
Water Moves by Hans Fahrmeyer can be purchased on Amazon.com.
Text by Richard D. Piper.
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