Today, photography has evolved into a global jangling of freeze-frames. So much of the imagery being overwhelming at times. Although it’s great our technology is allowing anyone or anything to be the subject, it’s easy getting lost in the endless sea of imagery. What makes photography appealing is how the subject and photographer work together for the making of a mini-story. Christoph Klutsch is one photographer standing above the many who choose to shoot an erotic subject and tell a titillating tale.
There’s something remarkable about photographers from Germany. In fact, many famous erotic photographers and artist come from this part of the world. Perhaps it’s the European culture, or it’s the general attitude. Young photographers like Christoph Klutsch are fast becoming a creative force within the erotic art landscape. His work is crisp, clean, and inviting. According to his website, he is “obsessed with imperfections, color, and high contrast.” Klutsch’s work is bright and vibrant and escapes the stereotypical representation present in most contemporary photography.
Lighter & Brighter
Christoph Klutsch knows how to capture and interpret the captivating aspects of feminity. Part of what makes his so compelling is the light. Creating an artificial mise-en-scene, helped with the use of elaborate props and artificial lighting, the bold attitude of his models take center stage as they shine through. Klutsch is part of a new aesthetic which is being widely adopted by the fashion industry. More and more, we see bolder colors and brighter saturation in advertising so to capture the audience’s attention. By pulling the spectator inside the image helps create an atmosphere of a secret peeping tom scenario.
One could say that Christoph Klutch’s imagery blurs the boundaries of the alluring and strange and suggests a desire for being unbound by the rules. For Klutsch, he uses his camera as a tool for exploring—giving us the passport for entering his inner sanctum. The bewitching charm of Klutsch’s work is the models. Their alluring features lend an air of authority. Instead of artificially positioning themselves, they appear free and liberated.
To learn more about Christoph Klutsch, visit his site here.2