Opening of Leica Gallery Konstanz on May 17th

The new Leica Gallery Konstanz will open on May 17th with the exhibition “Iconication” by Anatol Kotte (Google translation):

Opening of the Leica Gallery Konstanz

With works from the series “Iconication” the famous portrait photographer Anatol Kotte The 22 Leica Gallery will be inaugurated in Konstanz on May 17 of 2019.

Wetzlar, April 25, 2019. With the opening of “Iconication” the legendary portrait photographer Anatol Kotte opened its doors on May 17, 2019, the Leica Gallery of Konstanz. Here visitors can expect future impressive exhibitions of renowned, international photographers.

Anatol Kotte goes with his works from the series “Iconication” two essential questions: What makes an image into an icon and how to make an image of people icons? Hardly anyone knows the answer better than Kotte, whose portraits of politicians and politicians, famous actors or musicians regularly appear in major magazines in the world. With the book and the exhibition “Iconication” the photographer has recently presented the most important for him photos of three decades. After the exhibition recently at the Foreign Office in Warsaw has been shown now makes an extract of the show stop on Lake Constance at the Leica Gallery in the newly created site of LichtBildHofs.

Three years lasted the creation process of “Iconication”: Among portraits of Angela Merkel, Helmut Schmidt, Geraldine Chaplin and Miss Piggy, the most famous pig in the world. Just Miss Piggy’s image meet what he meant by “Iconication” said the artist, “The word describes not only the content of the book, but also how I shoot.”

Kotte comes close celebrity incredibly in his pictures. But “if you have the best lenses in the world, you want to also ran close,” he says almost apologetically. The protest portrayed often: “Now that’s close enough!” Such a set of Angela Merkel is a challenge and also Kotte need to hurry. she had been granted to him at the last shooting 120 seconds. 180 were eventually it. But of course that is very little for a special image that shows the world-famous German Chancellor very different than they are known. An image that can look behind the facade behind the well-known PR-face. For such images he had said Kotte, an idea often as the other person is clocked, and then trigger asynchronous – it always go to the “hundredth of a second before the official image,” which he had caught.

The opening exhibition “Iconication” is at 18:00 ceremony attended by the photographer Anatol Kotte, opened on May 17 and until August 17 at the Leica Gallery Konstanz (Gerichtsgasse 9a 78462 Konstanz) to see.

On 18 May at 14.00 Anatol Kotte guides through the exhibition. Admission is frei.Zeitgleich with the gallery of the new Leica Store and the photo studio Flash Factory also be opened at the same location.

Opening times and Leica Store Leica Gallery: Monday – Friday 10:00 to 18:00, Saturday 9:30 to 14:00. More information

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