Manfred Tischer has been documenting Artists from the 1950´s to 2000.
Unobtrusiveness and competency were his special recipe in documenting art and artists, many Artists became friends, and the frequent parties at the Tischer home, arranged by his wife Erika were well known and well attended. We as his sons inhaled art and were submerged in the art scene; we saw it as perfectly normal but enjoyed it nevertheless.
His beloved Leicas, the most silent cameras at the time gave him the perfect tool to do what he liked most, portraying art and artists, registering situations, but allowing him to blend in so perfectly that it seems that he became part of the room.
With his eye for people and situations he always managed to register all important people, all situations, and even in his late 80s, he could name every person on every photo flawlessly. The archive is not only his heritage, it is a unique place, a piece of history in itself, congealed time, people and the pure unique spirit of art.