Photos: Armin Schulz
I was born in Wittstock, Germany in 1962. By the age of 14 I started my autodidactic studies of the photographers craft in Neubrandenburg. In the 80’s I did Pedagogy studies education at the Humboldt University in Berlin and began working as a teacher in history and geography. Afterwards I became Director of Photography at the Pioneer Palace/ FEZ Wuhlheide.
Since 1993 I was working as a freelance photographer in Wiefelstede, (Ammerland). From 2002 till 2015 I was lecturer of photography at the Academy for Communication, Marketing and Media in Bremen.
Cultural History Museum Stralsund
Gallery Findling, Wiefelstede
Sorat Hotel Brandenburg
Photo Gallery Friedrichshain, Helsingforser Platz, Berlin
Photo Art Gallery, Vierrademühle Neubrandenburg
Gallery Atelier III, Schlossinsel Rantzau, Barmstedt
Photo Art Gallery, RWN Hall 9, Neubrandenburg
Bahnhofsverein e.V. Westerstede, Güterschuppen
"Beauty produces a kind of pain, and if it is particularly painful, I react with the camera", Sven Tiedemann quoted the photographer Ernst Haas.
The search for beauty, for dreams and aspirations is the motivation, which finds its expression in his black and white photos. In this way Tiedemann directs the scenes, models and landscapes for his photographic compositions - precisely, there is nothing left to chance - mostly inspired by the grace of the human body, an expression of the imagination and dreams of the photographic artist himself. In this way Sven Tiedemann presents himself entirely as a romantic photographer technically as well as in the context of the photographic vision.
Bernhardt Rengert, Märkische Allgemeine Zeitung, 26.02.2001
„He doesn’t create surfaces without a content, instead he arranges with artistic tools the elegance of women in their natural splendor. The models act professionally between idealized and earthly-sensual beauty and between spiritual and profane love. The staged scenes and ingenious imagery bring visitors into tingling moments of surprise. Imaginative visions astound with fine eroticism combined with accurate lighting. Tiedemann sets body and landscapes in an exciting dialogue.
This collection of erotic photos proves that Sven Tiedemann represents a serious artistic position. He has his own picture language, and yes he affects trends in the contemporary nude photography.”
Jürgen Tremper, Nordkurier, 9.12.2004
“In Spain Sven Tiedemann has realized his dream: to create images that look like paintings.”
Elisabeth Meyer, Barmstedter Zeitung, 30.11.2010