Jochim Lichtenberger

Jochim Lichtenberger

Fahren/Kiel, Schleswig Holstein, Germany

About Jochim Lichtenberger

I live in a small village in Schleswig-Holstein (Germany) 12 km from the Baltic Sea and spend many hours by the sea or in beautiful “Holstein Switzerland”.
My photographic interest is in the wonders and beauties of nature that have to do with physics in the broadest sense. With that I move in the field of tension between aesthetics, art and science. The physical gaze draws attention to astonishing phenomena that otherwise remain easily hidden because of their "inconspicuousness", such as the colors of spider webs, the colors of the sea or fata morgana effects on the horizon. Explanation and scientific-historical classification of phenomena lead to a deeper experience for me. I would like to share this happiness with others through my photos and explanations. I used many of my nature photos in schoolclass and experienced how children and young people who were rather negative about physics found access to physics. The photos have also been incorporated into school books and teacher training lectures. Now, after my retirement, I have intensified my preoccupation with photos and I am making it public with exhibitions and on social media.


1969 diploma in theoretical physics, beginning of photography of natural phenomena
1972 doctorate in psychology
1973 to 2014 high school teacher for physics and mathematics in Kiel
2008 to 2014 basic and advanced training for physics teachers
Since 1980 textbook author (Cornelsen Verlag), producer of photos, explanatory films and didactic simulations, publisher of physics books


From October 23, 2018 Light and color in the Nature Science Centerphenomenta Flensburg (permanent exhibition)
June 16 - August 4, 2019 The colors of the sea and the poetry of physics Lutterbeker Gallery in 24235 Lutterbek
August 11, 2019 - September 15, 2019 Water-miracle-pictures gallery Alte Apotheke 24217 Schönberg
November 19, 2019 - December 21, 2019 Four more art III plus group exhibition Gallery 160
January 31, 2020 - February 16, 2020 In the darkness of the ice the sun shines Freya - Frahm - Haus Laboe
September 5 and 6, 2020 Exhibition as part of the Probsteier Art Days Sa 11 am-6pm,
September 29 - November 21, 2020 SpiegelBilder Galerie 160 Kiel Holtenauerstr. 160