IN LOVING MEMORY OF KLAUS TIDEGE

KLAUS TIEDGE WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER

German-born Klaus Tiedge (1965-2019) had been a prominent figure in the field of commercial photography for more than 20 years, having worked in numerous countries including India, Japan, Brazil and the USA. In 2001 Klaus moved to South Africa and settled down in Cape Town taking full advantage of the thriving fashion industry and optimal conditions that the region is renowned for. In 2008, Tiedge decided to shelve his commercial endeavours and pursue his passion for fine art photography as he turned his attention to the beauty and diversity of the African continent. Embracing the “modern digital darkroom”, Klaus has successfully traversed the boundaries between painting and photography. Read More Below >>

Patriarch No.1 | Pride of Africa

PATRIARCH # 1 An incredible print in the Pride of Africa collection taken by wildlife photograph...

PATRIARCH # 1 An incredible print in the Pride of Africa collection taken by wildlife photographer Klaus Tiedge was taken in Amboseli National Park, of one of the few rare "big tuskers" still around. Artist: KLAUS TIEDGE Signed Limited Edition Medium: Archival print on fine art paper Available in three editioned sizes: 64cm x 36cm / 25" x 14" (Including border | Ltd Ed 50) 96cm x 54cm / 37" x 21" (Including border | Ltd Ed 20) 128cm x 73cm / 50" x 28" (Including border | Ltd Ed 15) 149cm x ...

$560.00 $4,050.00

Pride of Africa

PRIDE OF AFRICA Undoubtedly the king of the jungle. Wildlife fine art photographer Klaus Tiedge ...

PRIDE OF AFRICA Undoubtedly the king of the jungle. Wildlife fine art photographer Klaus Tiedge took this brilliant portrait of a male lion in 2009, which later became the feature print in the Pride of Africa collection. This photograph prompted the artist to pursue the now world-renowned collection that bears the same name, truly impressive. Artist: KLAUS TIEDGE Signed Limited Edition Medium: Archival print on fine art paper Available in three editioned sizes: 64cm x 36cm / 25" x 14" (Incl...

$560.00 $5,120.00

Brotherhood No.4 | Pride of Africa

BROTHERHOOD # 4 An iconic print in the Pride of Africa collection taken by wildlife photographer...

BROTHERHOOD # 4 An iconic print in the Pride of Africa collection taken by wildlife photographer Klaus Tiedge features a brotherhood of three impressive Cheetahs as they overlook the savanna from a mound of grass in the African bush. Artist: KLAUS TIEDGE Signed Limited Edition Medium: Archival print on fine art paper Available in three editioned sizes: 64cm x 36cm / 25" x 14" (Including border | Ltd Ed 50) 96cm x 54cm / 37" x 21" (Including border | Ltd Ed 20) 128cm x 73cm / 50" x 28" (Incl...

$560.00 $4,050.00

Matriarch No.3 | Pride of Africa

MATRIARCH # 1 An incredible iconic print in the Pride of Africa collection taken by wildlife pho...

MATRIARCH # 1 An incredible iconic print in the Pride of Africa collection taken by wildlife photographer Klaus Tiedge of three majestic elephants crossing an open grassland in Kenya. Artist: KLAUS TIEDGE Signed Limited Edition Medium: Archival print on fine art paper Available in three editioned sizes: 64cm x 36cm / 25" x 14" (Including border | Ltd Ed 50) 96cm x 54cm / 37" x 21" (Including border | Ltd Ed 20) 128cm x 73cm / 50" x 28" (Including border | Ltd Ed 15) 149cm x 84cm / 58" x 33"...

$560.00 $4,050.00

Duo No.2 | Pride of Africa

DUO No.2 This brilliant print of two Zebra was photographed in the Etosha region of Namibia as r...

DUO No.2 This brilliant print of two Zebra was photographed in the Etosha region of Namibia as rain clouds are building in the West. Artist: KLAUS TIEDGE Signed Limited Edition Medium: Archival print on fine art paper Available in three editioned sizes: 64cm x 36cm / 25" x 14" (Including border | Ltd Ed 50) 96cm x 54cm / 37" x 21" (Including border | Ltd Ed 20) 128cm x 73cm / 50" x 28" (Including border | Ltd Ed 15) 149cm x 84cm / 58" x 33" (Including border | Ltd Ed 10) 214cm x 108cm / 84"...

$560.00 $4,050.00

Mara Harmony No.2 | Pride of Africa

MARA HARMONY No.2 A lioness in the Masai Mara proudly guards over three of her seven cubs as the...

MARA HARMONY No.2 A lioness in the Masai Mara proudly guards over three of her seven cubs as the drink. An incredible photograph that forms part of the Pride of Africa collection by the late Klaus Tiedge. Artist: KLAUS TIEDGE Signed Limited Edition Medium: Archival print on fine art paper Available in three editioned sizes: 51cm x 55cm / 20" x 21" (Including border | Ltd Ed 50) 73cm x 79cm / 28" x 31" (Including border | Ltd Ed 20) 93cm x 99cm / 36" x 38" (Including border | Ltd Ed 15) 110c...

$560.00 $4,050.00

Spirit of Discovery | Pride of Africa

SPIRIT OF DISCOVERY A pride of lion arrive back from a successful early morning hunt. The youngs...

SPIRIT OF DISCOVERY A pride of lion arrive back from a successful early morning hunt. The youngsters are seen here in a playful mood just before setting down to sleep for the day. An incredible photograph that forms part of the Pride of Africa collection by the late Klaus Tiedge. Artist: KLAUS TIEDGE Signed Limited Edition Medium: Archival print on fine art paper Available in three editioned sizes: 51cm x 55cm / 20" x 21" (Including border | Ltd Ed 50) 73cm x 79cm / 28" x 31" (Including bor...

$560.00 $4,050.00

Pride and Joy No.1 | Pride of Africa

PRIDE AND JOY No.1 An incredible photograph of Malaika, an impressive female cheetah seen here w...

PRIDE AND JOY No.1 An incredible photograph of Malaika, an impressive female cheetah seen here with three of her cubs in the mood to play. The print forms part of the incredible Pride of Africa collection by the late Klaus Tiedge. Artist: KLAUS TIEDGE Signed Limited Edition Medium: Archival print on fine art paper Available in three editioned sizes: 51cm x 55cm / 20" x 21" (Including border | Ltd Ed 50) 73cm x 79cm / 28" x 31" (Including border | Ltd Ed 20) 93cm x 99cm / 36" x 38" (Includin...

$560.00 $4,050.00

Dynasty No.3 | Pride of Africa

DYNASTY No.3 An incredible print in the Pride of Africa collection of a female cheetah known as ...

DYNASTY No.3 An incredible print in the Pride of Africa collection of a female cheetah known as Malaika with her size cubs perched upon a mound overlooking the savannah in Kenya. Artist: KLAUS TIEDGE Signed Limited Edition Medium: Archival print on fine art paper Available in three editioned sizes: 64cm x 36cm / 25" x 14" (Including border | Ltd Ed 50) 96cm x 54cm / 37" x 21" (Including border | Ltd Ed 20) 128cm x 73cm / 50" x 28" (Including border | Ltd Ed 15) 149cm x 84cm / 58" x 33" (Inc...

$560.00 $4,050.00

Dignity No.2 | Pride of Africa

DIGNITY No.2 This incredible photograph of a Leopard with her cubs was sadly taken of Klaus Tied...

DIGNITY No.2 This incredible photograph of a Leopard with her cubs was sadly taken of Klaus Tiedge's very last trip to Masia Mara in Kenya. At the same time, he was also being filmed for his documentary called "Safari of my Life". After tracking her for many days, this dramatic photograph was finally captured on the last day before he returned home.  Artist: KLAUS TIEDGE Signed Limited Edition Medium: Archival print on fine art paper Available in three editioned sizes: 64cm x 36cm / 25" x 1...

$560.00 $4,050.00

Matriarch No.2 | Pride of Africa

MATRIARCH No.2 A brilliant print in the Pride of Africa collection of a young elephant flapping ...

MATRIARCH No.2 A brilliant print in the Pride of Africa collection of a young elephant flapping its ears as it leads the herd along a narrow path in the wilds of Botswana. Artist: KLAUS TIEDGE Signed Limited Edition Medium: Archival print on fine art paper Available in three editioned sizes: 64cm x 36cm / 25" x 14" (Including border | Ltd Ed 50) 96cm x 54cm / 37" x 21" (Including border | Ltd Ed 20) 128cm x 73cm / 50" x 28" (Including border | Ltd Ed 15) 149cm x 84cm / 58" x 33" (Including ...

$560.00 $4,050.00

Affirmation | Pride of Africa

AFFIRMATION This breathtaking photograph of two elephants with their tusks locked in sparing was...

AFFIRMATION This breathtaking photograph of two elephants with their tusks locked in sparing was taken at Amboseli national park in Kenya. The print forms part of the incredible Pride of Africa collection by the late Klaus Tiedge. Artist: KLAUS TIEDGE Signed Limited Edition Medium: Archival print on fine art paper Available in three editioned sizes: 64cm x 36cm / 25" x 14" (Including border | Ltd Ed 50) 96cm x 54cm / 37" x 21" (Including border | Ltd Ed 20) 128cm x 73cm / 50" x 28" (Includi...

$560.00 $4,050.00

Brotherhood No.3 | Pride of Africa

BROTHERHOOD No.3 A brilliant print in the Pride of Africa collection taken by wildlife photograp...

BROTHERHOOD No.3 A brilliant print in the Pride of Africa collection taken by wildlife photographer Klaus Tiedge of three cheetah gathering under a tree as a thunderstorm builds. Artist: KLAUS TIEDGE Signed Limited Edition Medium: Archival print on fine art paper Available in three editioned sizes: 64cm x 36cm / 25" x 14" (Including border | Ltd Ed 50) 96cm x 54cm / 37" x 21" (Including border | Ltd Ed 20) 128cm x 73cm / 50" x 28" (Including border | Ltd Ed 15) 149cm x 84cm / 58" x 33" (Inc...

$560.00 $4,050.00

Crossing at Amboseli | Pride of Africa

CROSSING AT AMBOSELI A popular print in the Pride of Africa collection taken by wildlife photogr...

CROSSING AT AMBOSELI A popular print in the Pride of Africa collection taken by wildlife photographer Klaus Tiedge of three majestic elephants crossing a dry pan in Kenya's Amboseli National Park. Artist: KLAUS TIEDGE Signed Limited Edition Medium: Archival print on fine art paper Available in three editioned sizes: 64cm x 36cm / 25" x 14" (Including border | Ltd Ed 50) 96cm x 54cm / 37" x 21" (Including border | Ltd Ed 20) 128cm x 73cm / 50" x 28" (Including border | Ltd Ed 15) 149cm x 84c...

$560.00 $4,050.00

Innocent Pride No.1 | Pride of Africa

INNOCENT PRIDE No.1 A popular print in the Pride of Africa collection taken by wildlife photogra...

INNOCENT PRIDE No.1 A popular print in the Pride of Africa collection taken by wildlife photographer Klaus Tiedge of three lion cubs in Kenya at play climbing a tree. Artist: KLAUS TIEDGE Signed Limited Edition Medium: Archival print on fine art paper Available in three editioned sizes: 64cm x 36cm / 25" x 14" (Including border | Ltd Ed 50) 96cm x 54cm / 37" x 21" (Including border | Ltd Ed 20) 128cm x 73cm / 50" x 28" (Including border | Ltd Ed 15) 149cm x 84cm / 58" x 33" (Including borde...

$560.00 $4,050.00

Baobab Hierarchy No.2

BAOBAB HIERARCHY No.2 A beautiful moody print of a tall baobab tree in earthy tones composed und...

BAOBAB HIERARCHY No.2 A beautiful moody print of a tall baobab tree in earthy tones composed under a large African sky. Artist: KLAUS TIEDGE Medium: Archival print on fine art paper Available in three sizes: 29cm x 42cm / 11" x 16" (Including border) 42cm x 59cm / 16" x 23" (Including border) 54cm x 84cm / 21" x 33" (Including border) 84cm x 118cm / 33" x 46" (Including border) ABOUT THE BAOBAB TREE Known as the upside-down tree the Baobab enjoys an iconic stature in African culture. It is...

$159.00 $449.00

Baobab Legacy No.1

BAOBAB LEGACY No.1 A black and white line drawing impression of an incredible baobab tree. Artis...

BAOBAB LEGACY No.1 A black and white line drawing impression of an incredible baobab tree. Artist: KLAUS TIEDGE Medium: Archival print on fine art paper Available in three sizes: 29cm x 42cm / 11" x 16" (Including border) 42cm x 59cm / 16" x 23" (Including border) 54cm x 84cm / 21" x 33" (Including border) 84cm x 118cm / 33" x 46" (Including border) ABOUT THE BAOBAB TREE Known as the upside-down tree the Baobab enjoys an iconic stature in African culture. It is seen as the tree of life sym...

$159.00 $449.00

Baobab Hierarchy No.5

BAOBAB HIERARCHY No.5 A beautiful moody print of an incredible baobab tree in earthy tones compo...

BAOBAB HIERARCHY No.5 A beautiful moody print of an incredible baobab tree in earthy tones composed under a large African sky. Artist: KLAUS TIEDGE Medium: Archival print on fine art paper Available in three sizes: 29cm x 42cm / 11" x 16" (Including border) 42cm x 59cm / 16" x 23" (Including border) 54cm x 84cm / 21" x 33" (Including border) 84cm x 118cm / 33" x 46" (Including border) ABOUT THE BAOBAB TREE Known as the upside-down tree the Baobab enjoys an iconic stature in African culture...

$159.00 $449.00

KLAUSE TIEDGE | WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER EXTRODAIRE

It is with great sadness that I bring you the news that one of our artists whom we represent and a close friend, Klaus Tiedge, has passed away after a two-year struggle with cancer. Klaus left us in the early hours on the 1st July 2019 at his family home in Cape Town. In 2010 I met this extraordinary person when he strolled into my gallery seeking representation in wildlife photography. From that meeting, I was honoured to mentor him in his newfound passion for wildlife photography and tribal portraiture. In our early meetings, we both agreed that that landscape of the bush was as important as the animals, and so he set out to shoot captivating images showcasing the animals in their environment which he achieved very successfully. A few years later, leading up to his first exhibition I got to see just how passionate and determined he was. He knew what he wanted and was prepared to travel to the ends of the earth to find it. I still recall the delight on his face when returning from an adventure. His relentless pursuit for capturing iconic wildlife photographs was inspirational and a joy to behold. What many people don't know is that Klaus was a very successful fashion and lifestyle photographer before turning to the African bush. This, I believe ingrained the "stylized" approach to his highly successful PRIDE OF AFRICA collection for which he became known for. I have always commented that in his photography it seemed as if he directed the animals, as one would a model, on exactly where to stand and how to pose. His photographs feel like classic portraits photographed under controlled lighting by a master photographer, under the direction of a stylist. When diagnosed with cancer, Klaus and his family's world was turned upside down. It was in the last two years that I got to see the unbelievable determination and positive attitude of the man. What was amazing is that over the last year, working with Dean Paarman he still filmed an incredible documentary called "Safari of my Life".  A moving film where he shows behind the scenes footage of how he went about his wildlife photography and his passion for the African bush even during the height of his struggles. Furthermore, last month, he had a solo exhibition in Munich, Germany, which has been a great success and an achievement he was very proud of. During his last few months, those who did not know Klaus would not have even known his circumstance. His positive attitude and love for his family were at the forefront of his life right until till the end and this is what makes his death so sudden and difficult to deal with. I have lost a great friend who will be loved and remembered for his humorous spirit, being a caring husband and loving father plus a photographic artist with immense talent. On behalf of the art photography gallery, staff and clients I would like to extend our deepest sympathy to his wife Sandra and his children during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. With many of our clients who have admired Klaus's work and invested in his prints, I have had to delay sending out this news, as we needed to get clarity on how we would continue representing his work and being part of his legacy going forward. The good news is that the original limited edition prints are still available and will now carry an estate emboss, authorised and signed by Sandra, his wife. Klaus, you will never be forgotten and your wonderful family and work will be your legacy! ​Rest in peace, my friend!
Martin Osner

BIOGRAPHY

German-born Klaus Tiedge (1965-2019) had been a prominent figure in the field of commercial photography for more than 20 years, having worked in numerous countries including India, Japan, Brazil and the USA. In 2001 Klaus moved to South Africa and settled down in Cape Town taking full advantage of the thriving fashion industry and optimal conditions that the region is renowned for. In 2008, Tiedge decided to shelve his commercial endeavours and pursue his passion for fine art photography as he turned his attention to the beauty and diversity of the African continent. Embracing the “modern digital darkroom”, Klaus has successfully traversed the boundaries between painting and photography. His editioned wildlife photographs have a unique stylized quality to them. Tiedge displays the distinct ability to give equal attention to the animals and the environment in which they are captured. His impressions portray the animal as if it is being photographed for the front cover of a glossy magazine. Qualities of master lighting, brilliant composition and technical perfection are emblematic of an artist who has obviously done his time in the commercial arena. Besides his successful wildlife imagery, Tiedge is also kept busy with other projects. In 2010 he completed a series of stylized “on location” portraits of the Himba and Zemba people in North-Eastern Namibia and an ageless portrayal of single baobab trees. Of late, Tiedge has been devoting a significant amount of time to going on safari in Africa as he continues to document its diverse people, animals and vistas. Artist Statement: I was always driven by curiosity and the desire to travel the world. My fascination is underpinned with questions such as: “what is life like for others and how do other people live on our planet, how diverse is nature and what else is out there and beyond? ” Pursuing answers to these questions has led me on numerous photo trips to India, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, Mexico, Australia, USA, Brazil and Ecuador. The lens becomes my eyes and I literally devour my experiences and document them forever. Finally, in 2001, a photo trip brought me to South Africa. I liked it so much that I moved here with my wife Sandra and we decided to make Cape Town the centre of our lives which we now share with two children. My curiosity for Africa hasn’t abated as I find myself travelling more than ever. Whether portraying her people, animals or landscapes, I find that Africa is good for my soul.