Lars Deike was born in 1963 as son of a publishing family in Constance, graduated from training as a publishing assistant and worked for a move to Berlin as an editor at a large Berliner Zeitung.
The love of photography had long accompanied him and so he decided to study photography in Los Angeles.
After his return to Germany in 2001, Lars Deike opened his photo studio in Munich. There, the male body was in the interplay of light and shadow in the focus of his camera.
Lars Deike specialized in the course of his work as a freelance photographer on the field of nude and fetish photography.
So his photographs graced books, calendars, catalogs and cover images vielzähliger gay magazines. Lars Deike want this deliberately provocative. The artist wants his pictures the entire spectrum of game types of male gay sexuality cover - Leather, Rubber, Skins, sports, or even a complete 'snax - scene' can be reflected in his paintings.
Numerous exhibitions in Los Angeles, Amsterdam, Berlin, Cologne, Hamburg or made him a regular fixture in the field of erotic male photography in Germany. He is the important to provoke his pictures though, but here are subject to aesthetic and are not offensive.
In 2008 Lars Deike discovered influenced by his uncle - also a painter - the love of painting. Thematically, he linked this to his past as a photographer and captures the male body in sexy game usually larger than life on canvas. Besides the topic of fetish but is also the male body - young, old, or in the center. For the first time the VENUS in Berlin, the artist shows his women's record.
This was followed by exhibitions such as Gallery Weekend in Berlin, Kurhaus Bad Cannstatt (Stuttgart) in Oslo for Euro Pride at City Hall, which also houses the free Dens Nobel prizes are awarded to Folsom, europe's largest fetish festival in Berlin and the Hustlaball (selection). The press has discovered the Berlin Artists - BZ Berlin's largest newspaper, the COLORFUL or MATE magazine, BLU, GAB write about the artist
2014, the artist with political motives on the Potsamer place Berlin: Topic: Together against homophobia in football. This coincided with the World Cup Brazil 2014. In the exhibition the artist shows, inter alia, known players in erotic poses. At the same time were held exhibitions on the CSD Berlin, Frankfurt CSD CSD CSD Cologne and Stuttgart on the subject. In Berlin, the artist supports social projects with the help AIDS Berlin and the LSVD. For this purpose an original was auctioned, Lars Deike also took in the way in Charity Berlinischen gallery part where one of his works were auctioned for the projects.
In Cologne, one of his greatest works in the raffle was on the AIDS Gala CSD favor of Aids Cologne raffled in Stuttgart supported the artist Aids also has two plants. The actions of the artist on the CSDs were supported by many groups - among other things were the LSVD, AIDS help, LSU, LC Stuttgart eV IG CSD Stuttgart eV Stuttgart Junxx eV Lehmann Club, Lovepop, Gaydelight, Fame, Switchboard, MFCB2.de the mix Fetish Club Berlin, Don Rondo, Surprise, Cafe Rico and the Mutschmanns supported.
Lars Deike will continue to contribute artistically and politically support various actions 'Together Against Homophobia'.
For the 2nd Charity Dinner of the Federal Foundation Magnus Hirschfeld of renowned filmmaker Rosa von Praunheim wore an erotic dinner jacket with designs by Lars Deike. Ambassador of the event was the world football player Thomas Hitzelsperger.
Lars Deike also accept commissions.
1983 Villingen Schwenningen
1988 Los Angeles