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Exhibitions



December 2020: Extension of my photo exhibition until 25 February 2021

My photo exhibition is well received and due to the high popularity, it will be prolonged until 25 February 2021 in the Lokstedter Bürgerhaus in Hamburg.

I am very delighted about this response and the appreciation I have received for my work and would like to thank all those who have visited the exhibition so far. I would also like to thank the Bürgerhaus for supporting art in these difficult times. It is overwhelming to observe how much the beauty of our planet touches the hearts of people!

I personally guide individual tours with one additional household after registration by email to mail@christianklepp.com. Guided tours are available on Thursdays and Fridays from 18:00 onwards and on the weekends all day long.

Bürgerhaus Lokstedt
Sottorfallee 9
22529 Hamburg

Photo exhibition of Christian Klepps photographs in Hamburg

The exhibition shows 21 of my latest photographs in gallery quality up to two meters in size as well as some of my personal favorites.

I am looking forward to welcoming you personally to the Bürgerhaus. Celebrate with me the beauty of our planet!

Cordially,

Christian Klepp


November 2020: Visit my Photo Exhibition in Hamburg until 17 December

The Corona lockdown starting on 2 November 2020 unfortunately forced me to cancel my second vernissage on 6 November. Fortunately however, it is still possible to enjoy my photo exhibition. To make this happen I will offer individual free tours. To enjoy your private vernissage and having me as your personal guide please register by emailing to mail@christianklepp.com. It is allowed to show up with a maximum of nine people that belong to a single household!

The photo exhibition is on display until 17 December 2020 and tours can be offered frequently. The admission is free.

Bürgerhaus Lokstedt
Sottorfallee 9
22529 Hamburg

Photo exhibition of Christian Klepps artworks in Hamburg

The exhibition shows 23 of my latest photographs in gallery quality up to two meters in size as well as some of my personal favorites.

I would be very glad if you use this opportunity to maintain art displays and to support artists in these difficult times.

Cordially,

Christian Klepp

****THE VERNISSAGE ON 6 NOVEMBER IS CANCELLED BECAUSE OF THE CORONA LOCKDOWN***




Oktober 2020: Vernissage of my Photo Exhibition in Hamburg!

I would like to share a few impressions of the vernissage of my solo photo exhibition in Hamburg on October 23, 2020 in the Bürgerhaus Lokstedt with you! We celebrated the beauty of our planet and had very inspiring conversations about the photographs, the stories behind the scenery and the planet. Although a vernissage with masks and social distancing is a challenge we had a great time!

Many thanks to all who were present and especially to Christin Döring and Dr. Jessica Engels from the Bürgerhaus Lokstedt community center, Dr. Jessica Engels for the nice welcoming and introduction words, Dr. Jörg Burdanowitz for the continuous support with the logistics, Tala Mohajeri for the photos and videos as well as Jason Engelbart for his support.

Vernissage of the photo exhibition of Christian Klepps in Hamburg

The entrance room shows the two 130 cm wide photographs "Shark Bay Symphony" and "The Wild Embracing Silence".

Vernissage of the photo exhibition of Christian Klepps in Hamburg

In the third room the 100 cm sized photographs "The Subway", "Crystal Beach" and "Paintings with Light" are displayed.

Vernissage of the photo exhibition of Christian Klepps in Hamburg

In the second room the 200 cm wide photograph "Reconnecting to Earths Spirit" is displayed, showing the Grand Canyon during a monsoon storm. The photograph is framed by artist Jason Engelbart (left) and photographer Christian Klepp (right).

Vernissage of the photo exhibition of Christian Klepps in Hamburg

Jason Engelbart contemplates the 90 cm and 150 cm large photographs "Karijini's Pool of Time Travel" and "The Wild Unknown" in the entry room.

The exhibition shows 23 of my latest photographs as well as some of my personal favorites.

On 6 November there will be a second vernissage to which I cordially invite you! The exhibition is open until 17 December 2020.


October 2020: Visit my Photo Exhibition in Hamburg!

I cordially invite you to join the vernissage of my solo photo exhibition in Hamburg on Friday, 23 October 2020, 19:30 in the Bürgerhaus Lokstedt and to celebrate with me the beauty of our planet!


Please register via email to join the vernissage at info@buergerhaus-lokstedt.de, cc to mail@christianklepp.com and include your name, address and phone number. This information is required because of the Corona situation.
The admission is free and the exhibition is open until 17 December.

Bürgerhaus Lokstedt
Sottorfallee 9
22529 Hamburg

The exhibition displays 24 gallery-quality prints of my newest works up to 2 m in size and a selection of my personal favorite images.

If Hamburg is out of reach for you I will post images of the exhibition here and on my social media channels so you can join the event remotely.

I look greatly forward of welcoming you on 23 October, and please do not forget to register by email!

All the very best,

Christian Klepp


Visit the Vernissage of my Photo Exhibition in Hamburg, Germany

Artists Statement

I photograph pristine landscapes and nighttime starscapes because I love to capture and share these intimate moments of nature's beauty. With my geoscientific background, I blend them with the majestic stories written in the ancient rocks that lie at our feet. My artworks are an amalgamation of reviving our collective awareness for how precious and unique our home planet is.

I continuously push my camera equipment beyond its technical limits to capture images in ways unseen before. I photograph multi-row multi-image panoramas and use my mobile star-tracking device to convey the sheer vastness of the landscapes and the arc of the Milky Way twinkling above a nighttime landscape. This continuous learning process yields ultra-high resolution images that allow for printing in highest gallery quality with no image noise or loss in sharpness. My star-tracking device prevents star trailing and allows photographing myriads of pointy stars with six-minute exposures. A Milky Way arc landscape panorama takes about seven hours to shoot.

In my shooting process, I meticulously plan my images, explore the remote wilderness for locations and plan image composition. Patiently waiting for this fleeting moment of magical light requires dedication and frequent revisits to the location. Some of my images fell into existence only after five years of continuous failed attempts. The moment when finally all conditions align for that perfect display of light, I become so overwhelmed with emotions and feel so deeply connected with Earth’s spirit that I do not even realize how the images fall into existence. It just happens as if it would happen through me.

I hope that this extra dimension radiates from my images. These photographs are my love poem to our planet and I want them to evoke the bliss of that moment.


February 2018: Greenbelt Arts Center in Maryland, USA

The Greenbelt Arts Center in Maryland, USA, displays eight of my images in their lobby for a play called "Almost, Maine" which runs from 26 January to 16 February 2018 and in which the Northern Lights play an important role in the stagecraft. Among them is my Northern Lights image Above and Beyond, illustrating nighttime Peyto Lake in the Canadian Rockies.



The Greenbelt Arts Center is a Community Theater company, known for high-quality shows that showcase the experience and talent of performers and crews who manange to fit their love of the performing arts into their busy lives.



December 2016: Russian Art Center Exhibition

For the third consecutive year, the Russian Art Center in St. Petersburg is displaying my images during their International Photofestival exhibition "100 wonders of the world".




During January 2017 the International Photofestival 100 Wonders of the World exhibition was visited by more than 8000 people. After St. Petersburg exhibition will be held in the city of Ulyanovsk, Bryansk, Petrozavodsk and Syktyvkar. The aim of this exhibition is to raise awareness for science, art and education. As this goal coincides with the aim of my LightYears project I am glad and feel very honored to support this effort again this year. The exhibition is sponsored by National Geographic and GEO.

Many thanks to Natasha Trusova and Angelina Ruban, curators of the International Photofestival "100 wonders of the world", for making this possible.



The following five images were chosen by the curators for the 2017 exhibition:








December 2015: Russian Art Center Exhibition

The Russian Art Center in St. Petersburg features three of my images as part of the 100 Wonders of the World exhibition. From March 2016 onward the exibition is travelling to Kaluga, Stavropol, Ulan-Ude, Irkutsk and many other cities throughout Russia. The aim of this exhibition is to raise awareness for science, art and education. The exhibition is sponsored by National Geographic and GEO.

Many thanks to Veronica Smirnova, curator of the International Photofestival "100 wonders of the world", for making this possible.



My displayed images are:




December 2012: Russian Art Center Exhibition

The Russian Art Center in St. Petersburg features my image Entering the Enchanted Realm as part of the
100 Wonders of the World exhibition that is travelling throughout all major cities in Russia during 2013. The aim of this exhibition is to raise awareness for science, art and education.
As this goal coincides with the aim of my LightYears project I was more than happy on agreeing to display my image. The exhibition is sponsored by National Geographic and GEO.
I would like to thank Alexandra Polishchuk, Deputy Director of showroom ART-Center from St. Petersburg, for making this possible.




October 2010: EXPO 2010 Info Terminal in Shanghai, China

Two of my LightYears images, namely Tradewinds, Canary Islands and Costa del Sol, Arctic Ocean were used during the EXPO 2010 in Shanghai, China from 1 May to 31 October 2010. They are part of an info terminal of the Climate Service Center, Germany on frequently asked questions about the climate system. Both images highlight the questions 'Why does climate change' and 'How can we predict how the climate will change' in English and Chinese language.






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