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Publishers Weekly Interviews Author of “Skeleton in the Closet”

Publishers Weekly today posted an interview with me about Skeleton in the Closet: “The Human Condition: PW Talks with Fritz Liedtke.”  Back in March, Publishers Weekly gave the book a starred review, and included a writeup of it in their print magazine. Fritz Liedtke’s Skeleton in the Closet collects portraits of people who have suffered from eating disorders, each of the photographs…

On the Experience of Opening a Book

When I was in my teens, I remember picking up a Zane Gray novel from my grandparents’ bookshelf.   I remember thinking to myself, “This book is solid; it is the perfect size and weight.”  The heft of it in my hand, the embossed hardcover, the deckled edges of the paper, the lightly embossed text…it was…

Astra Velum on the cover of LensWork Magazine

The January-February 2013 issue of LensWork Magazine features the Astra Velum series.  With an 22-page spread of images, and an interview with publisher Brooks Jensen, it’s a beautiful presentation of the series, my thinking behind the series, and much more. LensWork is well know as having the finest black and white reproductions in the publishing…

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Featured in Professional Photographer Magazine

“Fritz Liedtke: Contemporary Photography Balanced by a Bohemian Lifestyle” I think that’s the first time I’ve ever been called a Bohemian…. The new issue of Professional Photographer (December 2012) features an 8 page article on my balance of fine art and commercial photography. “What’s most valuable to me is my time. And with that time…

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  • Cann’t believe it’s true &##830;&88230;…ࢶ.but i have to believe you didn’t come up with this in a couple of hours.I know, i know, life is much more ………From the bottom of my heart wish you good luck and much much happines AND time.

Featured in a Documentary-Interview Video with Lensbaby

  Tilt Focus Portrait Photography: Behind the Scenes with Fritz Liedtke from Lensbaby on Vimeo. I’ve known Craig Strong for about a decade, since I stumbled upon him at a garage sale in his living room.  I’d heard his name before, and when I saw the photos on his wall, I asked him, “Are you…

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Recent Interviews with Susan Burnstine and Paul Pastor

It’s been a busy month around here, with a variety of interviews, articles, shows, and purchases in the works.  Most recently, I was interviewed by Susan Burnstine about my series Astra Velum, and by Paul Pastor on my fine art photography work in general.  Lensbaby also just put out an interview they did with me…

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View Camera Magazine features Welcome to Wonderland

I’m pleased to announce that the current (Sept/Oct) issue of View Camera Magazine features 9 pages of my series Welcome to Wonderland: Exploring Adolescence.  I photographed the series with a Tachihara 4×5 camera, using Polaroid 665 and Tmax films.

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Astra Velum in Black & White Magazine

The current (September) issue of Black and White Magazine features an article by Susan Burnstine on my series Astra Velum. I appreciated Susan’s insight into my work, when she says: “In viewing all of Liedtke’s work, including his early portraits of children and his powerful colour series about women struggling with anorexia and bulimia, _Skeleton…

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“Beneficio de Cafe” in Lenswork Magazine

I’m pleased to announce the publication of my series Benificio de Cafe in the current issue of Lenswork Magazine Extended. Lenswork’s print edition has, in my opinion, the finest reproductions of black and white images of any photography magazine out there. And their Extended editions (available on CD and digital download for your iPad) are…

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