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Born in Lennep, Germany, in 1937, Neususs has dedicated his whole career to extending the practice, study and teaching of the photogram. His intense period of study spanned from 1955 until 1963 at numerous German art academies, where he learnt about and experimental approach to photography and the possibility of chemical manipulation with light in Berlin. His initial work dates back to the 1950s, whereby it emerged from the post second world war art-photography movements in his studies, and includes influences from the Bauhaus, Surrealism and performance art movements that emerged at that time (and Man Ray).
Alongside his work as an artist, he is known as an influential writer and teacher on camera-less photography. Removing the camera in the photo-making process dates back to the original methods of simplicity where light and chemistry interact to enhance shapes and forms.
In today's world of mass produced snapshots (physical and digital), Neüss' work provides a fresh perspective which is creative and alternative, showing that photography does not necessarily have to be created only with the use of a camera. (http://leahfinebergalevel.weebly.com/curatorship-task.html) undefined