Metamorphosis by bodypainters Léonie Gené and Jörg Düsterwald

Metamorphosis by bodypainters Léonie Gené and Jörg Düsterwald

“Have you overlooked something? Take a second look! Spend some time and discover more than beautiful landscapes. Keep an open mind and discover new vistas.

Metamorphoses of living beings have fascinated people since time immorial. For over 2000 years the different expressions of the arts have offered many ways of making art accessible. The ambivalence of unity and contrast of humanity versus nature remains a topical issue.

Our team consists of 2 photographers (Laila Pregizer and Uwe Schmida) who have been interested in exploring the integration of human beings in natural scenery for some time and two body painter (Jörg Düsterwald and Léonie Gené) who are highly skilled in transferring Mimeses on to human beings. Since mid 2008 we are working on a joint project which consists of taking photographs of people in all four seasons in various natural settings whose bodies have been painted so that they integrate easily into the landscapes so much so that they almost become inseparable from nature and thus virtually disappear.”