photographers Karsten, Thomas (D)

artwork infocusgalerie burkhard arnold

  • Thomas Karsten, special edition, Days of Intimacy II, 2003
  • Thomas Karsten, special edition, Days of Intimacy II, 2003

    Thomas Karsten, Sonderedition / special edition "Days of Intimacy II", 2003, silvergelatine print (30 x 24 cm) in an edition of 30, signed, titled, numbered and dated on verso, price 250 € + shipping.



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  • Thomas Karsten, special edition, Days of Intimacy I, 2003
  • Thomas Karsten, special edition, Days of Intimacy I, 2003

    Thomas Karsten, Sonderedition / special edition "Days of Intimacy I", 2003, silvergelatine print (24 x 30 cm) in an edition of 30, signed, titled, numbered and dated on verso, price 250 € + shipping.



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  • Thomas Karsten, special edition, She II
  • Thomas Karsten, special edition, She II

    Thomas Karsten, Sonderedition / special edition "She II", 2006, silvergelatine print (23 x 17 cm) with book in an edition of 30, signed, titled, numbered and dated on verso, price 250 € + shipping.



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  • Thomas Karsten, special edition, She I, 2006
  • Thomas Karsten, special edition, She I, 2006

    Thomas Karsten, Sonderedition / special edition "She I", 2006, silvergelatine print (17 x 23 cm) with book in an edition of 30, signed, titled, numbered and dated on verso, price 250 € + shipping.



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  • Thomas Karsten, special edition, Woman only, 2004
  • Thomas Karsten, special edition, Woman only, 2004

    Thomas Karsten, Sonderedition / special edition "Woman only", 2004, silvergelatine print (30 x 24 cm) with book in an edition of 30, signed, titled, numbered and dated on verso, price 280 € + shipping.



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  • Thomas Karsten, special edition, Heute Nackt, 2003
  • Thomas Karsten, special edition, Heute Nackt, 2003

    Thomas Karsten, Sonderedition / special edition "Heute Nackt", 2003, silvergelatine print (30 x 24 cm) with book in an edition of 30, signed, titled, numbered and dated on verso, price 280 € + shipping.



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  • Thomas Karsten, Lia, 1999
  • Thomas Karsten, Lia, 1999

    Thomas Karsten, "Lia", 1999, Vintage, silvergelatine print (40 x 30 cm), edition of 10, number 2/10, signed, titled, numbered and dated on verso. Please contact gallery for price.



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  • Thomas Karsten, Lisa, 2001
  • Thomas Karsten, Lisa, 2001

    Thomas Karsten, "Lisa", 2001, silvergelatine print (30 x 24 cm), edition of 10, signed, titled, numbered and dated on verso. Please contact gallery for price.



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  • Thomas Karsten, Katarina, 1991
  • Thomas Karsten, Katarina, 1991

    Thomas Karsten, "Katarina", 1991, Vintage silvergelatine print (30 x 24 cm), edition of 10, number 1/10, signed, titled, numbered and dated on verso. Please contact gallery for price.



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  • Thomas Karsten, Days of Intimacy, 2003
  • Thomas Karsten, Days of Intimacy, 2003

    Thomas Karsten, "Days of Intimacy, page 49", 2003, silvergelatine print (30 x 24 cm), edition of 10, signed, titled, numbered and dated on verso. Please contact gallery for price.



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  • Thomas Karsten, Days of Intimacy, 2003
  • Thomas Karsten, Days of Intimacy, 2003

    Thomas Karsten, "Days of Intimacy, page 98", 2003, silvergelatine print (30 x 24 cm), edition of 10, signed, titled, numbered and dated on verso. Please contact gallery for price.



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  • Thomas Karsten, Days of Intimacy, 2003
  • Thomas Karsten, Days of Intimacy, 2003

    Thomas Karsten, "Days of Intimacy, page 112", 2003, silvergelatine print (30 x 24 cm), edition of 10, signed, titled, numbered and dated on verso. Please contact gallery for price.



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biography infocusgalerie burkhard arnold

Thomas Karsten (prices: 950 € - 2500 €)

The Photographer Thomas Karsten was born in 1958 and has worked since 1983 for magazines such as Stern, Art, Eltern, Nerve (New York), Capital.
His first illustrated book published by C.J. Bucher, »Thomas - mach ein Bild von uns!«, received the renowned photography prize »Kodak-Fotobuchpreis« in 1988. Since then, he has published over ten photography books dealing with various subjects in nude photography, which have made him well-known internationally.
Thomas Karsten's art is a mixture of an exact composition - of backgrounds, of light, and also of the moments when the shutter is released - and spontaneous sparks which emit between him and the photographed person - mostly women but also couples, families. He doesn't force a specific appearance on the bodies and equally they seldom have to show the effort of desperately trying to represent something, like for example attempting to appear erotic. They are, what they are, pleasant, loveable, fresh, dreamy, erotic of one's own accord.
His photographs appear in many international exhibitions and publications on photography. Thomas Karsten is considered Germany's most published living photographer of nude models. He lives in Vierkirchen, near Munich.

shows infocusgalerie burkhard arnold

single shows

2008
»Thomas Karsten«, Galerie EIGEN-ART, Karlsruhe

2007
- »Akt -Thomas Karsten«, Kamera und Fotomuseum, Leipzig

2004
- »Women Only«, Internetgallery NERVE, New York
- »Heute Nackt«, Kamera und Fotomuseum, Leipzig

2003
- »Interior Worlds«, Internetgallery NERVE, New York

2002
- »Thomas Karsten - anlässlich der Triennale der Fotografie 2002«, Erotik Art Museum, Hamburg
- »Model Behavior«, Internetgallery NERVE, New York

2001
- »Akt -Thomas Karsten«, in focus Galerie am Dom, Köln
- »Wilde Haut«, Kamera und Fotomuseum, Leipzig
- »Thomas Karsten - Aktfotografie«, Galerie Zikesch Art Konsult, Karlsruhe

1999
- »Love Me«, Galerie Les larmes d 'Eros, Paris
- »Love Me«, Internetgallery NERVE, New York
- »Lust An Sich«, Galerie Büchergilde Gutenberg,Frankfurt a. Main

1996
- »Transsexuelle in Deutschland«, Galerie XS!, Basel
- »Fotografien von Thomas Karsten «, Galerie Luna, Basel

1995
- »Lust An Sich«, Galerie Fiedler, Leipzig

1994
- »Transsexuelle in Deutschland«, Galerie Kulturbrauerei, Berlin

groupshows

2005
- »Im Rausch der Dinge - Vom funktionalen Objekt zum Fetisch in der Fotografie des 20. Jahrhunderts«
Museo Fotografia Contemporanea in Cinisello Balsamo, Mailand

2004
- »Im Rausch der Dinge - Vom funktionalen Objekt zum Fetisch in der Fotografie des 20. Jahrhunderts«
Fotomuseum, Winterthur
- »Relating to Photography«, Fotografie Forum international, Frankfurt a. Main
- »Frida Kahlo - Die zierliche Taube«, Stadtbibliothek, Leipzig
- ENTHÜLLT - Das Aktbild der Fotokunst seit 1950«, Städtische Museen Heilbronn
- »Collectors I - erotische Fotografien aus der Sammlung EDITION BRAUS«, Mannheimer Kunstverein
- »Il Nudo - fra ideale e realtà«, Museum La Galeria d 'Arte Moderna, Bologna

2003
- »SommerNachtsRaum II«, Galerie Rothamel, Erfurt

2002
- »Kunst Köln«, Artclub Büchergilde, Köln
- »Forever«, Das gelbe Haus, Flims, Schweiz
- »Sie kommen! - Aktfotografien von Helmut Newton, Allen Jones und Thomas Karsten«, Andreas
Baumgartl - Galerie für zeitgenössische Kunst, München

2001
- »Das heimliche Auge«, Kunsthaus Tacheles, Berlin
- »Die Schaukel«, Das gelbe Haus, Flims, Schweiz

2000
- »Mein heimliches Auge«, Erotik Art Museum, Hamburg
- »Verbotene Früchte - Erotik in der Fotografie«, Galerie picture : perfect, Berlin

1999
- »Die Ästhetik der Lüste II«, Kamera und Fotomuseum, Leipzig
- »Erotische Meisterwerke«, in focus Galerie am Dom, Köln

1996
- » DEEP INSIDE «, musée d'art contomporain pornograhique, Lausanne

1995
- »Zeitgenössische deutsche Modefotografie«, Frauenmuseum, Bonn
- »Die Farbe Rot«, Chappel Art Center, Köln

1994
- »Erotika - Kunst und Erotik«, Museum für Angewadte Kunst", Gera

1993
- »Vom Autochrome zum Ilfochrome«, Dt.Werkbund Frankfurt
- »Ansichten von Alexandra S.«, Kunsthalle Schirn, Frankfurt

1991
- »Bilderlust«, Altes Museum, Berlin
- »Bilderlust«, Museum Ludwig, Köln

bibliography infocusgalerie burkhard arnold

Thomas Karsten, Monographs

2009 - Thomas Karsten, "Heat"
2008 - Thomas Karsten, "White Line No. 1"
2007 - Thomas Karsten, "Model Years"
2006 - Thomas Karsten, „She“ Konkursbuchverlag Claudia Gehrke, Tübingen
2006 - Thomas Karsten, „P18“ Verlag Schwarzkopf & Schwarzkopf, Berlin
2005 - Thomas Karsten, „Twenty Six Years“, Konkursbuchverlag Claudia Gehrke, Tübingen
2005 - Thomas Karsten, „Colors of Sex“, Bucher Verlag, München
2004 - Thomas Karsten, „Women Only“ , Konkursbuchverlag Claudia Gehrke, Tübingen
2005 - Thomas Karsten, "Yvette", Edition Minotaurus in der Galerie Vevais, Vevais
2003 - Thomas Karsten, "Heute Nackt", Verlag Schwarzkopf & Schwarzkopf, Berlin
2002 - Thomas Karsten, "Days of Intimacy", Konkursbuchverlag Claudia Gehrke, Tübingen
2001 - Thomas Karsten, "Moments of Intensity", Konkursbuchverlag Claudia Gehrke, Tübingen
1998 - Thomas Karsten, „Love Me“, Konkursbuchverlag Claudia Gehrke, Tübingen
1995 - Thomas Karsten, "Lust An Sich", Konkursbuchverlag Claudia Gehrke, Tübingen
1994 - Thomas Karsten, "Messer im Traum - Transsexuelle in Deutschland", Konkurs. C. Gehrke, Tübingen
1988 - Thomas Karsten, "Thomas, mach - ein Bild von uns!" (KODAK-Fotobuchpreis), Bucher Verlag,
München