“My motivation is to take delight in the nude study, to search for beauty.” Who doesn’t know him, the photographer Günter Rössler? And even if one doesn’t recall his name, but his photographies of women as life models or mannequins are memorized by people from East-Germany, middle-aged or older. Less known are his photo reportages, as the ones that came up on several travels through the Balkans during the 1960’s and 70’s. About this work the artist formulated another credo: “Reports have to be true.”
This small volume shows some of the Balkan-pictures, completed by texts of the photographer – once written for journals or as movie-scripts and today still conveying the original impact of the exotic impressions. As such they are not only historical documents, they also reveal the everlasting confession to life, the photographer made over and over again. In this sense the book wants to pay tribute to Günter Rössler at his 85th birthday.
2010, 96 pages, hardcover, jacket, 20 x 21 cm, 52 b/w-photographs, taken by Günter Rössler;