Otto M Kelemen
My name is Otto M. Kelemen. I was born in Hungary in 1951 and grew up there as well. In 1973 I immigrated to Germany; I have been living in Bonn on the river Rhine for over thirty years. Photography and painting, with all their facets and styles, have been a passion for me since youth and have by now become an integral part of my lifestyle. I enjoy working creatively on the designing of pictures. Apart from nude photography and portraiture I am also enthusiastic about landscapes and industrial photography, design, interior design and objects of art.
My pictures – photographs and paintings – are as diverse as my models. In the fields of nude photography and portraiture for me the centre of attention is the person being photographed – the best photographs are created by mutual interaction and the give-and-take between the photographer and the model.
Whether a picture is done in colour or in black-and-white – I appreciate both and have never been one to prefer one over the other – at OMK-ART-FOTO the main emphasis is on the picture and not on the technique. The making of a good photograph requires a solid knowledge of composition and creative rules (which of course may be broken on purpose); furthermore it requires an eye for identifying motives and realising them successfully in a deliberately created photograph. The representation of the human body as a work of art surely is one of the most challenging aspects of modern photography.
The gallery at hand can be seen as a representative cross section of my photographic work of recent years.
I am much obliged to my models who have granted me the copyright to publish their pictures. Furthermore I would like to thank the members of Mecseki Fotoclub in Pecs, Hungary. Special thanks go to my friend and artist Maracz Istvan, who has inspired me with helpful and constructive criticism.
I have had the opportunity to give proof to the professionalism of my works in several exhibitions and professional journals such as COLORFOTO, FOTOCREATIV, FOTOVILAG and the pictorial “Aktgalerie.de – erotische Aktfotografie in Perfektion”.