Nadine Dinter is our German correspondent and one of the greatest public relations professional in the photography world across the Rhine.
She is also a photographer and presents an exhibition of her images entitled: Torso Reloaded at the Hazegallery in Berlin!
Dinter developed the concept in 2012 while working with New York photographer Christopher Makos, a long-time companion of Andy Warhol.
For his exhibition Andy Dandy and Other Works, which Nadine Dinter curated at galerie hiltawsky, Makos traveled with, among others, former erotic art model and current tattoo artist Benjamin Godfre, who turned out to be a passionate Warhol fan.
Dinter and Godfre spontaneously decided to photographically recreate Warhol’s legendary Torso series from 1977.
Exactly ten years later, the photographer has taken up the idea once again. While Warhol’s spirit continues to be the inspiration,
Dinter’s latest project shines the spotlight on the different body types of the current generation of men.
Alongside the first torso she photographed, of Benjamin Godfre, her images portray six representative men – from the professional model Benjamin Kühnemund and the photographer Traegi to a wrestler, a fitness instructor, a computer scientist, and fellow photographer Alexander Schuktuew.
While Warhol mainly photographed the front and back of male models in a tight close-up shot, Nadine Dinter’s wider framing gives them more space, adding impact to individual characteristics such as tattoos, scars, and musculature. As a result, the bodies seem close enough to touch without being overtly sexualized.
These contemplative body shots were taken in an intimate hotel atmosphere using only natural lighting between January and April 2022.
Each picture tells its own story, transforming the bare image into a unique photographic profile.
Nadine Dinter : Torso Reloaded
Until 29 October 2022
10783 Berlin, Germany