Published by Damiani. Text by Joseph Akel, Rubens Fernandes Jr.
For over 35 years, Brazilian photographer Klaus Mitteldorf (born 1953) has been at the forefront of fashion and fine-art photography, noted for his visual aesthetic that combines reinvention with a relentless curiosity for the limitations of the medium. Whether in his early photographs from the 1970s documenting the surf culture of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, or his later editorial work for publications such as Vogue Brasil, Mittledorf’s images are celebrations of light and the human form. With Next, the artist once again pushes the boundaries of photography, eschewing traditional forms while radically recasting everyday urban scenes into vibrant, graphically layered images that recall the pioneering works of László Moholy-Nagy and Man Ray.
Published by Damiani. Text by Rubens Fernades Junior, Simonetta Persichetti, Diogenes Moura.
This volume is a catalogue raisonné of the work of Brazilian photographer Klaus Mitteldorf (born 1953) from 1983 to the present. Now primarily involved in fashion photography, Mitteldorf began his career as a surf photographer in Brazil in the 1970s.