We mourn the former art university professor Floris Neusüss, professor at the art university in Kassel, who died on April 1st at the age of 83. He was one of the most innovative photographers of the past six decades in Germany and is considered one of the main representatives of experimental photography in Germany.
Floris Neusüss was a contemporary experimental photographer known for his use of camera-less photography (photograms). His most famous works are the Nudogramms from the late 1960s, in which he exposed a nude figure directly onto photographic paper “Photograms don’t show us what’s beyond the visible, but they give us a hint of it,” Neusüss has said. “It is true that the subject resting on the photo-sensitive paper presents its reverse side to be recorded, the side that is in shadow, the shadow cast by the object itself. This intimate physical connection inscribes into the paper, and this, if you are open to it, is the real fascination of photograms: the tension between the hidden and the revealed.