Klaus Lenzen

Country: Germany 🇩🇪

I am a non- professional photographer (born in 1953) and living in Ratingen, a neighboring city of Duesseldorf, which is located in the western part of Germany. Photography is my passion since 2011. With my mostly minimalist photographs, I try to focus especially on shapes, colors and structures. I also try to find and create art in our everyday surroundings in my current projects "pole vault", „wrapped“, „Berlin backyards“ and „my home is my castle“.
Several of my pictures were awarded at national and international Photo awards. For example:
• HEAD ON Photo Awards 2020 Sydney, Finalist Landscape Prize
• CEWE PhotoAward 2019 "Our world is beautiful”, Special Award of the president of the Jury
• Minimalist Photographer of the Year 2019, Teheran
• Prix de la Photographie(PX3) Paris 2019, Winner Fine Art/Collage category ,
• Tokyo International Foto Awards 2018, Gold in Fine Art/Collage
• International Photo Awards (IPA), Fine art Photographer of the Year 2018, Los Angeles
• Editor's Pick Lensculture Black&White Photography Award 2018, Amsterdam
• SIENA International Photo Awards, 1st Place Category General Color 2018, Honorable Mention 2017 and 2019
• Sony World Photography Awards London 2018 und 2019, Open category winner "enhanced" and shortlisted “architecture” and “still life”
• THE INDEPENDENT PHOTOGRAPHER, First Price Landscape 2018
• 15th Smithsonian Photo Contest 2017, Washington, Finalist category "Travel"

My works were shown at exhibitions in London Somerset House, Aperture Gallery New York, CLB Gallery Berlin, Willy-Brandt-Haus Berlin, Lo Stellino Siena, Espace des Arts Sans Frontierès Paris and the Klompching Gallery New York