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Background Information about Helmut Schlaiß
Helmut Schlaiß worked in fashion and product photography for many years before he started to produce his own projects as a photo artist. His works often reflect the grandeur and beauty of nature. He became fascinated by this topic early in life while growing up at the foot of the Swabian Alps, where he discovered his passion for photography. His images of the Lone Valley, one of the most important geotopes in Germany, have been awarded by the EU. His work also includes elaborate photo reportages, for which he travels throughout Europe. At 60, Schlaiß experienced a creative crisis and, like Goethe, decided to travel to Italy to seek new energy and find new sources of inspiration. In the process, he developed the idea to photographically capture the impressions of the great poet. The resulting photo reportage was then published by Manesse Verlag in a gorgeous volume and has since been exhibited several times.
|1953||Born in Langenau|
|Active photographer since 1984|
|Lives and works in Langenau|