DATE: March 20, 2008
Apparently, Achim Lippoth is unfamiliar with the expression "Never work with children or animals."
The Cologne, Germany-based Lippoth has made
photographing kids his career, and since 1995 he has published Kid's
Wear, an international trend and style magazine for children's fashion.
But rather than leaning on the clichés of innocence and cute
sentimentality, Lippoth's photos portray childhood as a volatile,
occasionally savage time (e.g., the picture below). In "Storytelling"
-- a collection of staged images reminiscent of Natural History Museum
dioramas now at L.A.'s Fahey/Klein Gallery -- Lippoth's favorite
subjects are captured in heightened moments of conformity, camaraderie,
tomfoolery and rage. Ends Sat., faheykleingallery.com
By The Los Angeles Times