Joseph Wolfgang Ohlert

Joseph Wolfgang Ohlert was born in 1991 in Prien am Chiemsee (Bavaria/Germany). After graduating from school, he did various internships working in the set design department of movie productions and theaters as well as an assistant director. Since 2012 he has attended the Ostkreuz Fotografieschule in Berlin. He works basically with analog photography, often with disposable cameras. Of his near obsession for the human body, so central in his work, he said in an interview about one of his series: "I wanted to photograph a plain series of bodies that should not be understood as portraits but rather as a mere baseline study of the human body. I wanted pure surface that depicts simply the design of the body." In his work the artist attempts to dissect the subjects of youth, beauty and art itself. Joseph Wolfgang Ohlert lives and works in Berlin.