Rüdiger Merz was born 1963 in Germany. He doesn't recognize himself to be a photographer. He considers himself to be an artist.

Photography is painting with light.

Photography was always a part of Ruediger's life. At age 15, he went through 3-year job training at a professional photo lab. In the German Airforce, he was responsible for radar prediction, a process involving very special photographic skills. And his camera was always with him. Preserving the light of lost moments on film.

Then he got hooked on computers and started a career as a software developer, which, ultimately, brought him to America. Stunned by the beauty of nature, he abandoned his computer business to concentrate on what is most important to him: To capture the rays of the early morning sun and whatever they may illuminate.

Since that day on, he has traveled most of the continental U.S. and a lot of Europe in order to find, see and experience the beauty and tranquility of our natural resources.

But the story doesn't end here. After having won several recognitions with his art, Ruediger Merz went on to even more challenging aspects of photography. Always fascinated by the chemical components of the development of film he is now experimenting with Lith and other forms of alternative photography and film development.

 

 

Ruediger Merz

Lith prints

 

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