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Helmut Horn Hotel Entrepreneur & Photographer

Form follows Fluid

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The images I chose for my Fifty Fathom Portfolio show the softness and lightness of bodies immersed in water. They symbolize natural peaceful beauty, respect and harmony for our threatened planet worth preserving.

About the photographer

It was during my time in Hong Kong that I could expand on my passion as a diver and underwater photographer, since my extensive regional responsibility for the then young Hyatt International Hotel chain included Australia. The planning of business trips took on a rather selfish twist to include diving with friends like, for example, Dr. Walter Starck, Howard and Michelle Hall and last but not least, the environmentalist Jean Michel Cousteau.

Strongly influenced by these great minds, I started to adopt a profound sense for the underwater world and the abusive threats facing the oceans from mankind. I amplified my feelings through my photography: One photo series documents the actor Lee Marvin pulling out almost daily for ten days straight a 1000-pound plus Marlin only to saw the bill off as a trophy. Photos like these document volumes true to its reputation: »A picture is worth a thousand words!

These experiences also converted me into taking on an active role in engaging my own hotel management company into doing our part. Just recently, we proudly opened the very first certified uncompromising boutique hotel, the »Orchard Garden« in California, which is only the fourth of its kind in the entire United States! All my modest efforts in this regard have their origins in my exposure to the oceans through underwater photography. Taking pictures also helps me to see the beauty of our world and in so doing, I always try to create a new message: Pictures of the feminine body immersed in water and sprinkled by light for example.

The images I chose for my Fifty Fathom Portfolio show the softness and lightness of bodies immersed in water. They symbolize natural peaceful beauty, respect and harmony for our threatened planet worth preserving.

Discover the Gallery

Black Velvet
Black Velvet
Black Velvet
Body Reflections
Fairy Queens Glow
Fairy Queens Gown
Fairy Queens Promise
Form Follow Fluid
Liquid Form
Liquid Light
Mirrored Couple
Shadow in Light
This portfolio is featured in Edition Fifty Fathoms 2008 Book.

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