Lothar Wolleh was a German photographer.
Berlin, Germany 1930 - 1979 London, England.

Mathematical-poetic Breakdown

Lothar Wolleh’s peculiar feeling for Light

Lothar Wolleh
  • Author E. Cho
  • Date 2017
  • Work Portrait

In recent years, a number of assistants have worked on Lothar Wolleh´s archive. Many of them responded to his work in their own specific way. Here is the almost mathematical-poetic breakdown of Wolleh's photographic understanding by E. Cho from South Korea.

Place of light

Darkness = Coldness = Lack of Warmth = Death = Cole mine = Hardship

Darkness is something that makes people feel alone.


Light = Energy = Warmth = Life = Multitudinousness = God

Light is something that gathers a group of people.


Aperture = Intermediary role = Photographer, Artist, Priest = Individual


However human solidarity is possibly born out of experiencing the collective hardship = Group

Günther Uecker