Rut Blees Luxemburg

Photograph by John Chase

Rut Blees Luxemburg is a German photographer, based in London. She investigates the urban, metropolitan landscape and its effect on the human condition.

Her work ranges from large-scale photographic prints, through public art works and operatic mise-en-scène. She mainly photographs at night, using long exposures which allow her to use the ambient light of the city . Her poetic images are recognisable through their contemplative, considered  and atmospheric tone. 

Blees Luxemburg initially studied Political Science in Germany and moved to London to study photography at London College of Communication and then University of Westminster. She is a Reader in Urban Aesthetics at the Royal College of Art. She has exhibited internationally and her work is in major collections across Europe.