Christian Lesemann Photographer Berlin

Since emerging on the international scene in 1999, award-winning photographer Christian Lesemann has pursued a subtle yet powerfully original photographic vision. Appropriating the perspective of the lurker, the stalker, the paparazzo, the P.I. – indeed, the nosy tourist – to new and surprising ends, Lesemann invites the viewer/voyeur in us to join him in discovering and rediscovering the banality of the glamorous and the glamour of the banal.


In stories for some of Europe’s leading fashion, lifestyle and news magazines, Lesemann subverts the categories of fiction and reality, of reportage and art, dispensing with academic notions of composition while making the case for perfection of the ‘imperfect moment.’ Winner of the prestigious Prix Picto de la Jeune Photographie de Mode, Lesemann has participated in group shows in Europe and Japan and a solo show at the Surface to Air Gallery, Paris.


 

Group exhibition: (selection)

Paparazzi. Fotografen, Stars und Künstler
Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt: 27.6.2014 – 12.10.2014

Paparazzi! Photographers, stars and artists
Centre Pompidou Metz: 26.2.2014 – 9.6.2014 (Catalogue)

WIRKLICH WAR, Realitätsversprechen von Fotografien,
Ruhrlandmuseum Essen, Germany 2004 (Catalogue)

MILLENNIUM OF MODE
INTERNATIONAL FASHION FESTIVAL IN JAPAN,
Osaka, Kobe und Kyoto, Japan 2001 (Catalogue)

15e FESTIVAL DE HYÈRES
Villa Noailles, Hyères, France 2000 (Catalogue)

Single exhibition:

UNLEASH LESEMANN
Gallery de Surface to Air, Paris, France 2002

Single exhibition & Award:

PRIX PICTO DE LA JEUNE PHOTOGRAPHIE DE MODE
Picto Bastille, Paris et Espace Mode Mediterranée, Marseille, France 2001

 

Publications:

100 Jahre Schweizer Grafik, Museum für Gestaltung Zürich/Lars Müller Publishers, Zürich 2014

PAPARAZZI! Photographers Stars et Artists, Edition Flamarion, Paris 2014

Biennale d’art contemporain de Bordeaux – EVENTO 2009
MONOGRAFIK, France 2010

WIRKLICH WAR, Realitätsversprechen von Fotografien,
Ruhrlandmuseum Essen, Catalogue, Germany 2004

Babel Magazin #2, Wo das böse wohnt, Minus Verlag, Berlin 2002

ANUAL, Dazed Confused, Vision on Publishing, London 2001

Visions 01 – Novelles Images de Mode, Catalogue, Paris, 2001

15th festival international des arts de la mode à Hyères, Catalogue, Hyeres 2000

MILLENNIUM OF MODE
INTERNATIONAL FASHION FESTIVAL IN JAPAN,
Osaka, Kobe und Kyoto, Catalogue, H2O Company, Japan 2001

TASTE 01, Premiere Vision, Catalogue, Paris 2000

Pique-Nique, Binome, Paris, 2000

Strip, Steidl Verlag, Germany 1998

 

Editorial Work:

Big Magazine, USA
Intersection, UK
Dazed and Confused, UK
EXIT, UK
Beaux Arts Magazine, France
Cosmopolitan, France
Taste, France
Zeit Magazin, Germany
SZ Magazin, Germany
Jetzt Magazin, Germany
NEON, Germany
Babel, Germany
Sepp, Germany
Die Weltwoche
, Switzerland