About the German photographer Bleicke BLEICKEN (1898-1973)
Bleicke BLEICKEN (1898-1973) was a teacher, after his retirement mayor in Kampen and later additionally Amtmann of the Amt Landschaft Sylt. His passion was photography. He photographed from the 1920s until the end of his life; mainly in medium format. He tested cameras and lenses for Rolleiwerke and worked there testing the development of macro photography. He published in newspapers and photo magazines, but especially in the brochures of the spa administrations on the island of Sylt. He also gave photographic lectures about the island, its people, its nature and its respective present. As a photographer he was self-taught, important role models were Andreas FEININGER and Walther HEERING.
Photo books with photographs and about the work of Bleicke BLEICKEN
- 'Sylt - Meine Insel' (2014)
'Mein Sylt. Neues aus dem Archiv des Inselfotografen' (2023, preface by Hans-Michael Koetzle)