Albrecht Fuchs, born in 1964 in Bielefeld, is a Cologne based portrait artist known for his work as a commercial (editorial) photographer. He is valued for his deadpan but meticulously lit and tightly composed images.
His methodology of respectful distance and loving empathy leads to a strange tension in his photographs, despite the quietude and equilibrium in the compositions. Some of his most prominent portraits include Martin Kippenberger, Mike Kelley, and Paul McCarthy.
He has exhibited nationally and internationally including solo shows at the Kunsthaus Nürnberg, Museum für Photographie Braunschweig, Galerie für Moderne Fotografie Berlin and Mireille Mosler Ltd New York.
About the book:
For many years, Albrecht Fuchs has been considered one of the most important portrait photographers. The focus of his work is on the portraits of artists, art brokers, collectors, publishers and other personalities who encounter the world with a special perception. Fuch’s factual and sensitive color photographs are mostly created under natural lighting conditions in studios, outdoors and in private or everyday environments.
In his first major retrospective a carefully curated selection of his works were exhibited in the Museum für Photographie Braunschweig in 2020. His book “Album Portraits 1989-2020”, published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, accompanied the exhibition.
Book title: ALBRECHT FUCHS. ALBUM PORTRAITS 1989-2020
Photographer: Albrecht Fuchs
Text author: Matthias Dachwald, Barbara Hofmann-Johnson, Albrecht Fuchs
Publisher: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther und Franz König and Museum für Photographie Braunschweig
22 × 28 cm, 112 pages
German & English