Hadamar, Hessen, Germany
About Michael Schultes
Date of birth: Dec., 19th, 1954 Place of birth: Landshut, Germany Current adress: Hammerweg 6, 65589 Hadamar, Germany 1961 - 1976 school 1976 - 1977 conscientious objector conscripted to do community work at Red Cross, Germany Professional training: 1978 - 1979 education to become an advertising photographer in Wiesbaden, Germany 1979 - 1981 assistent photographer in Wiesbaden and Hamburg, Germany Since 1981 freelance photographer for fine art, advertising and editorialwhat the others writefrom the book. "the body":Michael Schultes (born 1954) is one of Germany's leading contemporary photographers. Among his recent work is an exploration of the visual universe dealing with pure naked beauty and imagination. We all like to fantasize, and what you cannot see or feel can often be more exiting when it is left to your imagination. The sexuality of a photograph has more to do with the photographers vision and the viewers fantasy than with what the model is wearing or not. Michael Schultes had just turned 27 when he discovered two very important qualities which have a central influence on his work: I find the body beautiful. Its form is ever changing, every body is able to provoke different reactions. The challenge for me is making photographs that reveal the body without totally exposing it. And on the other side he corroborates his doubtlessly elegant and dramatic photography by a hardly noticeable constructive framework. The camera empowers you to be intimate with the lens, sometimes in a way that may not be possible with another human. The lens is an eye that you can always trust, but not always control.
Exhibitions (solo):winter 2007: "cuban streetlife"summer 2007: "pure fruits" 2006 "panoramic scenes of the world" in Heidelberg 2005 "panoramic scenes of the world" Heidelberg 2005 "pure fruit", panoramic scenes and Vietnam in Gau-Algesheim 2005 pure fruit, at "Time and Place, the Landfried Experience" in Heidelberg, at 100see 2004 pure fruit, Zwickau, Germany 2004 Vietnamese people b/w, Wiesbaden, Germany 2004 Body Parts b/w, Frankfurt, Germany 2002 Body Art b/w, Aschaffenburg, Germany 2000 Vietnamese pople b/w, La Casa, Hanau, Germany 1994 Hohl-Kohl-lektion (Helmut Kohl and more), Brckenkopf Hanau, Germany 1990 Knells cats, Katzen und Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany 1984 recent works Valentino, Frankfurt, GermanyExhibitions (group):2009: "Gazing at Beauty" at Holden Luntz Gallery, Palm Beach, FLA2009: "Pisa" , Ingelheim2006 starting May 5th in Munich at kunstkaufhausmuenchen.de 2006 starting march 23. "on skin - the body as landscape" Palm Beach, Florida 2005 at "Jazz for five" in Engelstadt 2005 humans and nature, Ingelheim, Germany 2005 wine art for five, Engelstadt, Germany 2004 humanity, Beijing, China 1997 Contemporary fashion photography, Airport gallery Frankfurt, Germany 1997 Jaguar XK8, Airport gallery Frankfurt, Germany 1997 Germans look at Germans, Fotomuseum.de 1997 the color green, Fotomuseum.de,
Future Shows: Kreml @ Kreml-Kulturhaus, Hahnstätten January - March 2013
2011: February - Montpellier
May - Venice
February 2010: Sevilla