This is my old website - it goes back right to my beginning in 1996 when it finally dawned on me that I would like to take photography further, up until 2011. There are many changes happening. As from today, Sunday, 12.4.2015, I'm changing my name to Katja Lichtermeer (from Katja Heber) for my fine art portfolio and I'm currently working on a new website. Meanwhile, please take a look at my Saatchi Online Site should you want to take a peek at some newer work of mine. You might enjoy looking at this site anyhow- here are my beginnings. Please also take a look at the Links page where you will find links to my stock library contributions on Alamy and Photofusion, as well as links to my Saatchi site and Artfinder sites.
"Photography took me on a journey and just wouldn't let me go and it became a bit of an obsession. I believe one has to follow ones heart in photography and ignore all conventions that may tell one to limit oneself. Photography should be a free exploration of anything that catches ones attention." Katja Lichtermeer's inspiration comes mainly from her immediate environment, experiences and encounters, and features various subjects and situations. She uses photography to comment on the human condition - until now, mainly in the urban setting of London. Topics she touches on include impermanence, uncertainty, environments, showing mundane detail in a new light, and catching fleeting moments to give them some appreciation. She has been located mostly in London. Further influences come from film, art, philosophy, and of course, photography. One of her themes consists of finding images that naturally occur within our modern- day city environment that are reminiscent of great masters or art movements. Initially she rarely chose to digitally alter images but lately she has started to experiment with photomontage and the manipulation of images. Katja Heber was born in Germany, but London has been her home for most of her life. Katja is a self-taught photographer and artist. She has a University Degree in modern languages and TEFL. She is represented by Saatchi Art, Artfinder, Alamy. Lichtermeer had work featured in magazines worldwide. Her work has also appeared on album/CD covers. Fellow artists and photographers have told her that her art and enthusiasm is inspirational. She has sold various pieces through galleries and exhibitions.
Upcoming: 25.4 - 29.4.2015 London- free entry, I'll be exhibiting 3 pieces of my newest work as part of FUSION, the International contemporary art Exhibition organised by The Cult House, showcasing the work of 50 artists @ Hoxton Arches, Arch 402, Cremer street, London E2 8HD. Saturday, 25.4, 12pm to 10pm, preview 18.30 - 22:00 pm Sunday 12pm to 8pm Monday 2pm to 5 pm Tuesday 2pm to 8pm Wednesday 2pm to 6pm
Past: 2015 : 28.2 - 1.3, participated in a group show with 50 participating artists in Brazil on the subject "Casa/Home", Casa da Dona Gisele, Vila Izabel, Curitiba, PR. This exhibition was widely reported in the local press. If you want to attend please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
In 2011: Solo show as part of "Photomonth", the East London photography festival, and over the past 7 years she independently exhibited at various venues and small art galleries in London.
In 2011 she became the founder of "Art at the Trattoria" (a monthly venue in Hackney, hosting art exhibitions) and curated shows there until September 2012.
Awards: 2009: finalist of the Veolia Wildlife Photographer of the year competition with two pictures and in 2010 she was shortlisted with two pictures in the categories "Urban Wildlife" and "animals in their environment".
All art on this site is copyrighted. Should you wish to purchase a print you can contact the artist on: 07852254549, or e-mail her: email@example.com