born in 1953 lives and works as a freelancer in Duesseldorf, Germany.
As a photographer he is self-taught.
After working for many well-known photographers in the advertising field,
he established his own business in 1981 in Duesseldorf.
His main interest is people-photography focussing on beauty, portrait, nudes
He works for leading advertising agencies and companies but also indulges
in artistic photography.
Many of his images, especially nudes and ballet-dancers have been printed
in international publications and are very asked for among collectors.
Membership in Bund Freischaffender Foto-Designer, BFF ( leading german
Photographers' association ) since 1984.
Publications e.g. in
Bund Freischaffender Fotodesigner, BFF-Yearbooks since1984
H.E. Hess, Akt Photo International, Verlag Photo Technik Intern. München, 1988
B.M. Pedersen,Graphis Photo 92, Graphis Press Corp., Zürich, 1992
B.M. Pedersen, Nudes, Graphis Press Corp., Zürich, 1992
B.M. Pedersen,Graphis Photo 93, Graphis Press Corp., Zürich, 1993
U.Richter, Novum, 3/94, Bruckmann Verlag, München, 1994
R.Ashford,Erotique, Carlton Books, London,1998
B.M. Pedersen, Nudes 3, Graphis Inc., New York, 1999
M.Schmalriede, Zeit Blicke, Hatje/Cantz Verlag, Stuttgart, 1999
B.M. Pedersen, Graphis Photo Annual 2003, Graphis Inc., New York, 2003
R.Hillebrand, Fine Art Foto 3/2004, Verlag R.Hillebrand,Neuss, 2004.
S.van Gils, J.van Gils, The Body, Feierabend-Verlag, Köln/Berlin, 2004.
B.M. Pedersen, Nudes 4, Graphis Inc., New York, 2006
B.M. Pedersen, Photography Annual 2010, Graphis Inc., New York, 2010
2009: True Bodies, Oliver Gordon Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2004: Tanz in 13 Akten, Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Düsseldorf
Tanz in 13 Akten, Theater der Stadt Duisburg, Duisburg
Group Exhibitions, e.g.
2009: Sichuan – Vier Flüsse, Forum für Fotografie, Köln
2008: A Brave New World,Visual Gallery of Photokina, Köln
2007: Best of BFF,Haus der Wirtschaft, Stuttgart
2006: International Photo Festival Xining, China
2005: Selected Characters, BFF, Düsseldorf
2004: CO_OP, Kunstverein Hildesheim, Hildesheim
2002: Die Heilige Kuh, Visuall Gallery of Photokina, Köln
2001: Positiv, Galerie Beethovenstraße, Düsseldorf
2000: Zeit Blicke, Galerie der Stadt Stuttgart, Stuttgart
Ausgezeichnet, Large Format Award 2000, Köln, Rheinauhafen
1998: Zeit Blicke, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg
nrw-vor-ort.de, PrivART-Museum, Hamburg
1995: ET HÄNGT!, Landesmuseum Volk u.Wirtschaft, Ehrenhof, Düsseldorf
1988: Schwarz Gesehen, Rheinisches Landesmusum, Bonn
2010: Graphis Photography Annual 2010, Gold Award
Photography Masters Cup 2010, 2.place, Merit of Excellence
2011: Prix de la Photographie Paris, PX3, Gold Medal
Photography Masters Cup 2011, Honorable Mention
2012: Graphis, 100 Best in Photography,Gold Medal
Kampert / Statement
My work is mainly concerned with the human body.
Still, I do not consider my images to be classic nudes or erotic
photography, although these genres may have an impact on my work.
I am not interested in showing beauty as an outward phenomenon.
Rather I would like to present the human being as a whole:
Body and mind united.
By picturing nakedness in an image, it is to reveal mind and emotion,
not only showing the body as such.
Among my models especially the ballet dancers are those who succeed in
expressing this wholeness in a particular manner.
Their bodies bespeak the constant pursuit of beauty, grace, achievement
It is my intention and my passion to display this to the viewer.
The series "You Better Not Play with the Earth", my second submission,(please mind the order of the images) was created right after Fukushima. It should be a contribution to further discuss energy sources, supply and consumption. Fukushima shows that answers to the global energy policy are not anymore just a PUBLIC matter but need to be discussed and understood by every person individually and thus are a PRIVATE matter. The future of energy policy needs an ear for an eye, for the obvious.