After several smaller publications on individual groups of work, we now present the first comprehensive monograph on the biologist who has worked as a photographer since the early 1990s. His photography highlights the similarities between the human and animal worlds, or the ephemeral appearances of waves, flocks of birds and volcanic clouds, in surprising poetry and minimalist casualness. The resulting formations, patterns and structures are both modest and impressive artistic documents of the living world. Lempert presents 450 of his works, mostly composed in groups and sequences, from more than 20 years of artistic production.
Published on the occasion of the exhibition at Hamburger Kunsthalle Gallery of Contemporary Art, 22 June – 29 September 2013.
"This is the most extensive book on Lempert's work to date, published to coincide with an exhibition at the Hamburg Kunsthalle this summer. Intelligent and with a great deal of humour and poetry, Lempert's photographs of the lifeforms of earth never cease to fascinate me." - Mårten Lange