Dieter Appelt

Dieter Appelt
Born 1935 (Niemegk, Germany) 
Appelt produces images which present himself in actual scenes. He often alters his own body making props or using devices to make statements about society and the culture in which we live. He made wings in Oppedette to suggest possibly his desire to fly to be free of the trappings of the world (making allusions also to Icarus). He produced a series of photographs in a book entitled Memory's Trace in 1978. He works with a variety of media to produce his photographs e.g. cement, constructed props etc.
Constructed Imagery (directing the photograph, finding suitable settings, props, and figures (usually himself))
Ephemera (suggests decay, aging, and timelessness)
Natural Form (using the human body and often natural forms to suggest a desire to return or be at one with nature)

Self-Portraiture (uses himself as a model, but not necessarily to make a statement about his own body but more about his ideals, dreams and aspirations.

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