Gerhard Riebicke (Alemania, 1878-1957). Llegó tarde al mundo de la fotografía de desnudos, autodidácta desde 1918, fue deportista y fotógrafo de prensa. Luego en los años veinte se contacta con la idea del movimiento de los deportistas al desnudo. Así documentó junto con Adolf Koch su "Schule für Körperbildung und Nacktkultur".
En 1925 trabaja con Helmy Hurt en la película de cultura física de Richard Oswald "Wege zu Kraft und Schönheit".
En 1929 expone en Berlín, "Film und Foto".
Con el bombardeo a Berlín durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial se destruyeron gran parte de sus trabajos.
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Gerhard Riebicke (Germany, 1878-1957). He arrived late to the world of nude photography, self taught since 1918, was an athlete and press photographer. Then in the twenties is contacted with the idea of the movement of athletes in the nude. So along with Adolf Koch documented his "für Schule und Nacktkultur Körperbildung.
In 1925 works with Helmy Hurt in the film by Richard Oswald physical culture "Wege zu Kraft und Schönheit."
In 1929 out in Berlin, "Film und Foto."
With the bombing of Berlin during World War II destroyed much of their work.
The nudists and their documentary
Already in 1853 founded the Swiss Arnold Rikli a so-called "sun hospital" in which he prescribed to his patients' light baths. In Germany, the movement of nudism came later, in the first years of the 20th Century on. The underlying idea was primarily a natural way of life for health. The nudism had no sexual component. In fact, distanced themselves from the followers deliberately pornographic and sexual. It was mainly at the skin-air contact, which was considered to be very healthy for the physical training outdoors without clothes, because you could see certain posture in this way immediately and correct and to the relationship of man with nature. The naked as it were understood at that time was the nudists, naked in one, not a Ausgezogensein as it is understood today. The real difference was just the not-yet-being attracted and therefore completely natural and free in dealing with the body.
Some artists were members of the movement and their works were also documentary of nudism. One of the most famous living reformer and nudism-trailer was the painter and illustrator Fidus (real name Hugo Höppe), whose most famous work, "Light Prayer", which shows a the sun-worshiping young man on a mountain top, much to the artistic expression of the life reform in all its many facets contributed. The real medium of the nudist movement was, however, the nude and probably the most talented photographers in this genre of his time was Gerhard Riebicke.
This, now largely unknown, employed photographer, first with the image of sports scenes, and later, that is the mid-20s, he devoted himself to the representation of the Nacktsportes, especially by dancers and gymnasts, but finally he found on that form of nudism, which also included the "normal" person could participate, which was not formed athletic. The effect of Riebicke photographed models, looking at the pictures today, remarkably at ease and free in dealing with their bodies and the camera. Even in the highly staged pictures are incredible naturalness and subtle humor to be found. The God-or natural beauty and grace of the people on Riebicke images does so obvious that one wonders where there are such people today. Does it exist yet? Or is the now-human by the flooding with a permanently present, unnatural and vulgar erotically charged images glut already so overwrought and dull one hand, the other that he has the natural attitude, lost in the particular naked? People today are so full of images that, once they move out to start a self, they should show the "right" light. They plan their impact on the world accurately, pierced and tattooed their bodies, without this having any traditional background (as with the people who do that have been around years ago), purely in terms of their, often erotic unintended, effects on other.