My name is Dennis Gelner and I am an Analog nude art & Portrait photographer working in munich and berlin
After working as a full-time digital photographer for years, I started realizing, that this was not the way of photography that made me happy anymore. I started feeling more and more like a digital mass producer than an actual photographic artist.
I started generating some kind of antipathy against all that extreme beauty retouching and pretending to be over perfect stuff. Originally I wanted to show the real beauty of people and doing crazy, provoking artworks. But what I did more and more was the total opposite.
That was the time when I decided to turn my back on digital photography, to stop supporting this mass marked of over perfecting persons to an unreal level. There is so much beauty out there that really does not need any Photoshop. Also, I always loved the medium of photographic film, since in my opinion it fits my images the best and is a very honest medium. Also, I love the whole process from creating the idea to preparing, shooting, experimenting, developing the film and finally creating a real hand made darkroom print.
Besides the fact that I have to work slower and much more careful with film, I especially enjoy having by far more time to get to know the person that I am shooting with. This deeper kind of relationship helps me to create even more honest and beautiful images.
Being authentic is extremely important for my shots. While i think, that it is ok to stage a shot, i would never stage or change the behaviour of the person in the shot.
Ok enough talking. Now just enjoy my works and don´t hesitate to contact me