Short introduction

My name is Robert C. Lemm1, Generation X (1965)

I was given my first camera in 19772. But I was fascinated by photography much earlier3.

In the mid-1980s I took over a camera4 from my father and also experimented with developing photographic prints with a friend in my own small laboratory. In the late 1980s, 1990s and early 2000s, I mostly photographed while travelling or at home with my family and the children growing up. I bought my first digital camera in 20005.

Since 2006 there have been regular small projects with musicians as well as publications in magazines and newspapers such as Goodtimes, Bluesnews, Gitarre & Bass, Focus and Süddeutsche Zeitung and as part of CD and DVD productions.

Since 2019 I have also been photographing headshots and portraits and, on request, private events such as weddings or family celebrations. When I'm not travelling with a camera, I work as a freelance consultant and trainer.

I create only authentic photos. So-called artificial intelligence, which goes beyond supporting image processing and is intended to replace the role of the photographer, is neither intelligent nor helpful for the further development of photography as a form of communication.


3.1. until 30.5.2023: LONDON at Haus der Fotografie, Husum.

  1. Since 2016 I also use the artist name Rob Cale for some projects. 

  2. A Zeiss Ikon Contina matic II

  3. This was around 1970 looking through my father's Rolleiflex 4x4 - I found the square picture format and the pop-up viewfinder very interesting even then. 

  4. A Rolleiflex SL35 with the Xenon 1.8/50 from Schneider-Kreuznach.  

  5. A Nikon Coolpix 990