INVENTOR AND ARCHITECT
Werner Kraus And Erhard Hößle
In 1970-72, two friends - physicist Werner Kraus and artist Erhard Hößle - conceived and created the large-sized camera IMAGO 1:1. Like many brilliant ideas, the walk-in camera was conceived out of chance and the joy of experimentation rather than from precise premeditated plans.
The combination of science and art proved extremely fruitful. The two inventors are now 87 and 83 and, still full of curiosity, they continue to provide moral and practical support to the new life of their creation. Now that the supply of photo paper is finally secured IMAGO 1:1 can realise its full technical and artistic potential.
Today, as in the past, Erhard Hößle designs and creates huge objects in the Isartal valley, near Munich, whilst Werner Kraus has made significant inventions in magnetic field medical therapy and still works on its further development.