44440 years of photographic images seen through the eyes of a female photographer.
40 years of the career of a photographic artist,
it is also
40 years of a technologic evolution,
40 years of visual art history,
40 years of unique instances,
40 years of passion.
Her photography is a true testimony of 40 years of technological changes with analogical photos to
numeric, 40 years of photographic history that has come through time. As a reporter to a more artistic
manner, 40 years of the passionate passage of this artist life who stated out a simple and humble “special
photographer” in the movie industry, 40 years later she is still “behind the camera”
What if Oscar was wrong ?
a female photographer and visual artist throughout the world for 40 years.
ULLA REIMER - France - +33 (0)6 83 59 50 77 - Korea- +82 (0)10 3144 7488 email@example.com - www.ullareimer.com
40 years of photographic images seen through the eyes of a female photographer.
1973 TO 2013
career in image
In 1973 at the age of 16, Ulla Reimer
helped at local daily newspaper ofﬁce based
in Frankfort, Germany. She accepted to do
an article on the city. Her senior colleagues
were surprised at her remarkable
and unique talent at such a young age.
They continued giving her odd jobs, and
encouraged her to continue.
She continued on to become a worldwide
1973 - 1986 On / Off
In 1973, Ulla Reimer was sent to Rome to
photograph Sophia Loren.
Touched by her style, Sophia Loren hired her to
become her personal photographer to cover the
opening of her ﬁlm and ﬁlming of her second.
She also covered many musical events with
artists such as The Rolling Stones, Ella Fitzegarld.
One year later, she went on to become special
photographer and portraitist for a
number of well-known international worldwide
movie stars and ﬁlm companies.
1989 Série Noire
Her ﬁrst personal artistic series that was inﬂuenced
by the cinema.
Ulla opted for a particular method to colour her images,
dating from the early 20th century.
She used translucent aquarelle on her prints, obtaining a
colour which became one with the images. This method
was considered unique at the time. Her work was
exhibited for the ﬁrst time at Lucernaire, the national
art complex in Paris.
1991, Ulla did a series as an homage
to surrealistic painters.
It was a photographic wizardry as
each image were taken with only one
shot using artiﬁcial lighting without
prop or superposing.
«ETRE ou ne pas paraître» is an
invitation to share emotions, dreams,
interrogation and spiritual quest.
1990 Etre ou ne pas Paraître
Eclairs represents 160 shots taken over
3 years. After a trial run of one week in
Arizona at the unused airplane depot
,Lufthansa was convinced by Ulla’s talent
and decided to sponsor her work and
associate the exhibition to their collection
of Max Ernst,
Thanks to the sponsorship and the
freedom given to her by Lufthansa,
Editions Cantz edited these series of
These series of image showed yet again a new vision of Ulla
Reimer work, always ahead and constantly renewing her
techniques .The images were breath of fresh air in the world
of photography, contemporary and pure.
For the ﬁrst time, the images developed in the dark room
by Ulla presented her images directly on unframed foam
–backed plywood. Today this technique is use often but at
the time, she was one of the ﬁrst using this method.
Even though Ulla is trained Analogical
Photographer and loves the
atmosphere of working in the dark
room, which for her is magic and
unique. She has moved on to the use
of digital photography combining
both methods in her work.
«Rencontre» is the cobination of two
technical univers (analog and digital),
and a poetic approach of poesie,
inspired by «l’été» a novel of Albert
Camus and his discription about light
in the south of France.
2010 Highway to Eden
A singular light: its variations construct, deconstruct, reconstruct, and purify the vista that unfolds from black to white
through all ranges of grey. More than just a stable centre
casting over all the captured shapes in their entirety (being then
too quickly read, recognized, classiﬁed and forgotten), this light
unhinges our landmarks in time and space with its dislocated
Alternative perspectives of curves, angles and lines are thus
developed, transcending the contradiction between the visual
universe and magical visions of the sky.
Looking for new horizons , «Highway to Eden» stared in
France et was ﬁnished in South Korea
In 2009 during a humanitarian project Ulla
met Caroline Carles.
Seeing the work of Caroline, Ulla is
amazed by the sensibilté and the images
that emerges, however, carried out with
extreme rigor of reﬂection.
It will offer a year later to Caroline
to combine their work in a joint
The year 2012 brought Ulla to
Seoul in South Korea where loves
the atmosphere and found strong
inspiration. Fascinated by the culture
and language, the dynamic people,
she decided to move for a while to
Seoul working on new projects.
2012 South Korea
“The most beautiful feeling in the world is the sense of mystery. Anyone who has never experienced this emotion, his
eyes are closed”. - Albert Einstein
“My artworks were inspired from the Korean ﬂag, in which there
is a symbol of Yin-yang. Yin and yang sound opposing forces
but they are complementary forces. For example, light cannot
be understood if darkness doesn’t exist, and shadow cannot
exist without light. Most of my artworks combine nature and
artiﬁcial objects and that make the mutual whole. For me, Yinyang is a mystery that makes me discover this city, paint my
grey palette with colors and express new things with freedom.”
2014 South Korea
Orson Welles said that the art is useless. But I
think the art is necessary to live a life especially
in a world where everything moves fast.
Art is an escape from everyday life and a door
to another world. Imagination and emotion,
which are the main sources of art, give your life a
full of energy. That is why I create artworks.
And also had the idea to bring together
art and business companies.
The ﬁst project was about Korean sewing factories .Started by a freelance work for Orgdot
social enterprice to renove the website of
Disigner Makers ﬁnish with an exhibition, photos, installation and presentation . A new way to
show production and products of a company.
The exhibition was helt in Geumcheon Atrs Hall
1975 Ulla and Roger Moore
2012 Ulla Reimer
Ulla Reimer bought her ﬁrst camera 40 years
ago at the age of 16 and never stopped taking
photos ever since. First a reporter, she then
became a worldwide portraitist especially of
actors and ﬁlm directors in Hollywood and ﬁnally
dedicated herself to her inner passion : art work.
She has taken place in many exhibitions
throughout the world, mainly Japan, China, USA,
Germany, Korea and France where she has spent
the most of her life. From the beginning, she has
always been interested in lines and architecture.
Although her passion for the magical atmosphere
around the development process in the dark
room has never extinguished, her recent work
has evolved as she now uses both analogical and
Over the past years her images used to show
mise-en-scene with an architectural background.
Nowadays her work goes towards more
minimalism and abstraction and spiritual work
Maybe a sign that getting older, one leaves aside
the unnecessary to concentrate on the very heart
More details on www.ullareimer.com
Née à Francfort : french nationality
1973 – 1986 Photoreporter free-lance,, photo journalist
Photographe de spectacles : tours of le festival de Blues Nouvelles Orléans
et Jazz et concerts with Les Rolling Stones, Charles Aznavour, Pink Floyd,Dire Straits,Chick
Special photographer : Tina Turner, Bette Middler, Shirley Mac Laine, Frank Zappa… et pour
des compagnies de productions cinématographiques américaines (United Artists, Paramount,
20th Century Fox, Canon ﬁ lm…) portraits, shooting, ﬁming et reportages.
Voyages : Etats-Unis, Indes, Japon, Sri Lanka…
Foundation of a press agency specialized in ﬁlm buisness (agence CINETEXTE)
Portraits ﬂim makers, producers and actors, shooting of international ﬁlms ,
Festival de Film à Cannes…
Personal Work about special portraits of actors and ﬁlm makers : J.L Godard, Glen Close
Harrison Ford, John Huston, Jane Fonda, Michael Douglas, Gérard Depardieu, Michel Piccoli, Mickey
Rourke, Patrick Dewaere, Nastasia Kinski , and may others
1988 the German Film Museum , Francfort produces the exhibition « On- Off », result of 10 years work
in ﬁlm buisness
From 1980 to 2011 permanante residence in BONNIEUX (84) .
From 1986 till today
ﬁne art photography (cf. CV exhibition).
Solo exhibition à JAPAN, ,CHINA, FRANCE, GERMANY, USA, SOTH KOREA
Academic award Bienal in JINAN QUFU(China)
1993 -1995 editions
Recueil de cartes posales «Paris Sépia» in limited edition
Photobook «Ulla Reimer Photographie» - Edition Cantz
Creation of 160 original , limited photographes; Series «ECLAIRS» , sponsored by LUFTHANSA
1995 birth of my daughter LOU
From1998 to 2009
Artistic programms for childrens from 3 to 17 ans (cf. CV interventions
artistiques) In France and Vietnam
Special art and photo student training program
Projets suported by l’Education Nationale, des MJC, la Fondation de France,
Conseil Général, Mayors Ofﬁces
EDITION : Portfolio Franco - vietnamien «Carnet Tranche de Vie».
From 2004 to 2007
from analogical to digital, video creations (concept , , ﬁlming, mouting).
Artist Residency « anniversery 40years MJC APT
From 2009 to 2011
associated works with Caroline Carles, young upcoming visual artist.
Well beeing coaching, «art et entreprise»
2013 to 2015
V_i_s_i_o_n___U_l_l_a_R_e_i_m_e_r Outside exhibition produced by
Chateauneuf du Pape Tourism and CCPRO
From 2012 till today moved to South Korea: new art projects, exhibitions, freelance photography, photo
journalism and art education programs
SEOUL, Geumcheon Atrs Hall ‘’
SEOUL, Gallery IMAZOO « 2013 Ulla Reimer »
PACA- Chateau neuf du Pape Tourisme, Projet Vison___UllaReimer
SEOUL, Gallery Now «Evolution ,from Hollywood to Eden »
SEOUL, Gallery Jireh, Woman Foundation « Yin and Yang »
2011 PARIS, Galerie Arsyne «Duality» avec Caroline Carles
LYON, Espace Paul Ricard «Etre ou ne pas paraitre»
2010 PARIS, Galerie Oberkampf, < (IN)ORGANIQUE > avec Caroline Carles
LYON, Espace Kozac, mois de la photo, exposition avec Caroline Carles
GORDES, La chapelle, Exposition comune avec Caroline Carles
TOKYO, ISJ <WINGS OF FANTASY>
2009 AIX EN PROVENCE <FOOD for SOUL> Exposition «festival du ﬁlm sur l’environnement»
JINAN-QUFU (Chine) Contemporary International Photography Biennale
<WINGS OF FANTASY> et <ETRE OU NE PAS RARAITRE> Prix de l’Académie Supérieur
2008 AIX EN PROVENCE REGARDS CROISES <ETRE OU NE PAS RARAITRE> rétrospective Musée de Tapisserie
2007 ARLES, Maison des Associations Création Vidéo dans le cadre des Rencontre de la Photographie
PORT DE BOUC Création Vidéo et Photo, invitée d’honneur
2004 APT, MJC Résidence d’Artiste (Oct.2003 à Juin2004) < Les 40 ans de la MJC> Installation, Exposition, Projection
2002 GORDES, Château <JALEO>
2001 TOKYO, Pentax Gallery <WINGS OF FANTASY>
AIX EN PROVENCE Espace Sextus <ETRE OU NE PAS RARAITRE>
2000 ARLES, Espace MPT <ECLAIRS>, dans le cadre des Rencontre de la Photographie
1999 ALLAUCH, Invitée d’honneur, PHOCAL le vieux bassin <ECLAIRS-Ailes>
1998 TOKYO, Pentax Gallery <ECLAIRS-Nocturne> <JALEO OU LE REEL TRANSFIGURE>
GORDES, Aumônerie St.Jacques <ECLAIRS>, <ETRE OU NE PAS RARAITRE>
LYON, Palais de Bondy, Journée de la photographie <ECLAIRS>
1996 Festival d’AVIGNON, Théâtre de l’Escalier <ECLAIRS - TOKYO-TO>
NEMOURS, Mois de la Photo Invitée d’honneur <ECLAIRS - SYMBIOSE >
LYON, Journée de l’Image Photographique <FRAGMENTS>
LOURMARIN, Espace Karas <ECLAIRS>
MARSEILLE, Espace Ecureuil <ECLAIRS >
1994 YOKOHAMA, Festival du Film Français <ON-OFF>
OSAKA, Galerie AF, Festival de Film International <ON-OFF>
FRANCFORT, Atelier Nr.695 rétrospective
YOKOHAMA, Galerie Institut Franco-Japonais <PARIS - SEPIA>
1993 TOKYO, Pentax Forum <VIT-LE-REVE>
OSAKA, Pentax Forum <VIT-LE-REVE>
MARSEILLE, Espace Ecureuil <VIT-LE-REVE>
MARSEILLE, Atrium CG13 <ETRE OU NE PAS PARAITRE>
OSAKA, Galerie Espace <ETRE OU NE PAS PARAITRE>
FUKUOKA, Galerie Amikasu <SERIE NOIRE>
NARA, Galerie AF <ETRE OU NE PAS PARAITRE>
1992 AIX-EN-PROVENCE, Espace Sextus <ETRE OU NE PAS PARAITRE>
TOKYO, Galerie Institut Franco-Japonais <SERIE NOIRE>
YOKOHAMA, Galerie Institut Franco-Japonais <SERIE NOIRE>
ISTRES, MPT invitée d’honneur <ETRE OU NE PAS PARAITRE>
1991 ARLES, Espace MPT <ETRE OU NE PAS PARAITRE> dans le cadre des Rencontre de la Photographie
OSAKA, Pentax Gallery <ETRE OU NE PAS PARAITRE> <OMBRE ET LUMIERE>
AIX-EN-PROVENCE, Espace Méjane <ON-OFF>
OSAKA, Pentax Gallery <ETRE OU NE PAS PARAITRE> <OMBRE ET LUMIERE>
1990 PARIS, ESEC <SERIE NOIRE> dans le cadre du mois de la photo
MONTROUGE, 35.Salon d’Art Contemporain <ETRE OU NE PAS PARAITRE>
NEMOURS, invitée d’Honneur, Festival de Photo <SERIE NOIRE>
1989 PARIS, Lucernaire - Centre d’Art et d’Essai <SERIE NOIRE>
AIX-EN-PROVENCE, Galerie Fontaine Obscure <OMBRE ET LUMIERE>
BONNIEUX, Galerie St. Dieu <SERIE NOIRE>
AIX-EN-PROVENCE, Ofﬁce Départementale de la Culture <SERIE NOIRE>
FRANCFORT, Musée de Cinéma <ON-OFF> 10 ans de portaits dans le monde du cinéma