Luminography, Rhythmogramm and Nudes
May 16, 2020 7:31 AM   Subscribe

Heinrich Heidersberger was a German photographer noted for his work on architectural subjects.
In 1949 Stern magazine published Kleid aus licht involving projected light and shadows and naked women.
In the mid 1950's he was experimenting with luminography building a series of room-sized kinetic machines to trace complex spaces, surfaces, and patterns onto photographic plates with a single concentrated ray of light.
These went on to be called "Rhythmogramm".
Some more of his work.
posted by adamvasco (7 comments total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
With the nudes he was always so ever so careful to always catch a nipple in perfect profile. I applaud this kind of dedication to one's craft.
posted by seanmpuckett at 10:08 AM on May 16, 2020

I hope that Albert Broccoli sent him a big check once in a while...
posted by Halloween Jack at 1:09 PM on May 16, 2020

Why no naked men?
posted by she's not there at 5:23 PM on May 16, 2020 [2 favorites]

I feel as though they are all familiar but i just now realized it's one artist.
posted by chapps at 12:21 AM on May 17, 2020

Why no naked men
An evergreen question for much of western art, eh?
posted by chapps at 12:22 AM on May 17, 2020 [3 favorites]

Wow. What a great post, exactly why I come to the site. The rhythmograms are wonderful. Each step in his long career is full of brilliant, striking images. I'd never heard of him before and am so glad I have now. Thanks, adamvasco.
posted by mediareport at 4:09 AM on May 17, 2020 [1 favorite]

The Rhythmogramm machine is amazing :) Thank you for sharing.
posted by Dr Ew at 12:21 PM on May 17, 2020

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