Bernd Daktari Lorenz
Bernd Daktari Lorenz
|Also known as:||Daktari Lorenz|
|Born:||February 26, 1962|
|Occupation(s):||Photographer, director, actor, composer|
|Field(s):||Adult (photographer, director)
Horror, indepentent (actor)
Bernd "Daktari" Lorenz is a German photographer, director, actor and composer. He is the exclusive photographer of the websites of Nadine Jansen, Milena Velba and Miosotis. All the guest models on these sites have been photographed by him.
In the 1980s, prior to his career as a big bust photographer, Lorenz was an actor in the experimental independent films of German director Jörg Buttgereit, to many of which he also contributed parts of the soundtrack. He was always credited as Daktari Lorenz at that time, and also Bettie Ballhaus' and Nadine Jansen's websites mentioned him as "Daktari Lorenz" in the beginning.
His name was later changed to Bernd Daktari Lorenz on all websites. This may have lead to his having two IMDb entries: one as "Daktari Lorenz" with his early work and one as "Bernd Daktari Lorenz" with everything he produced since Bettie Ballhaus.
In 1996, Lorenz founded the shop Tokyo Radar in Berlin. Being an admirer of Japan and the Japanese culture, he sold everything that had anything to do with Japan. Although the shop was a great success in the beginning, it was reported closed in 2003.
In November 1999, Lorenz discovered Bettie Ballhaus in German TV and "knew from the first minute that one day she would be one of the most popular girls in the internet". He started Bettie's website bettie-b.de in April 2000 and worked successfully with her for over four years until she cancelled her contract in February 2004. During that time, bettie-b.de had introduced many now famous guest models like Nadine Jansen, Ines Cudna and Milena Velba. Nadine Jansen's own website nadine-j.de had already been launched on December 9, 2001, and shortly after Bettie's departure, Milena Velba got her own site milena-velba.de on April 22, 2004.
- For a list of big bust Bernd Daktari Lorenz models, see Category:Bernd Daktari Lorenz models.
The photography of Bernd Daktari Lorenz distinguishes itself by a clear focus on big breasts, combined with well chosen surroundings, a clear lighting style and a mostly high depth of field. The special aesthetic style of his work does show frontal nudity at times, but never as the main focus of the picture and without resorting to pink shots.
At the beginning, the topics of Lorenz's photos were mostly everyday situations at real locations. With time (and as a reflection of his "Japanese" background), the range was expanded by allusions to role play (e. g. secretary, policewoman, teacher or queen), general and breast bondage (but more from an aesthetic rather than a BDSM point of view) and even references to manga style (e. g. the Action Figure pictorial of Milena Velba). In addition to that, most of the long time models of Lorenz have worn latex outfits in at least one pictorial. This somewhat untypical combination of topics for a German non-fetish and non-BDSM photographer made his style unique and later even attracted known performers from other fields like Terry Nova, Melissa Mandlikova, Katerina Hartlova or Angela White.
|Horror Heaven||1984||Jörg Buttgereit||Bernd Daktari Lorenz||IMDb entry|
|Hot Love||1985||Jörg Buttgereit||Bernd Daktari Lorenz||IMDb entry|
|Nekromantik||1987||Jörg Buttgereit||Bernd Daktari Lorenz|| Music by Bernd Daktari Lorenz |
|Der Todesking||1990||Jörg Buttgereit|| Music by Bernd Daktari Lorenz |
|A Day with Nadine||2001||Bernd Daktari Lorenz||Nadine Jansen||IMDb entry|
|Nadine Jansen Deluxe||2002||Bernd Daktari Lorenz|| Bettie Ballhaus
|Boobhouse 1||2002||Bernd Daktari Lorenz|| Anja
Daisy van Heyden
|Bettie & Nadine||2002||Bernd Daktari Lorenz|| Bettie Ballhaus
|Vacation||2003||Bernd Daktari Lorenz|| Dana Benn
|Boobhouse 2||2003||Bernd Daktari Lorenz|| Dana Benn
|Milk!||2004||Bernd Daktari Lorenz|| Milena Velba
|Bikes & Bras||2007||Bernd Daktari Lorenz|| Milena Velba
- Picture gallery of Bettie Ballhaus at Tokyo Topless
- Picture gallery of Mariko Morikawa at Tokyo Topless
- Picture gallery of Milena Velba at Tokyo Topless
- Picture gallery of Nadine Jansen at Tokyo Topless
- IMDb entry: Daktari Lorenz. Retrieved on 2008-05-03.
- Lorenz, Bernd Daktari. Welcome page at Bettie Ballhaus' former home page. bettie-b.de. Retrieved on 2008-05-03.
- IMDb entry: Bernd Daktari Lorenz. Retrieved on 2008-05-03.
- Hughes, Marion (1998-02-27). Zu klein, zu bunt, zu kitschig (German). Berliner Zeitung. Retrieved on 2008-11-19. (Google translation)
- Düfel, Stephan (1997). Sushi für die Ohren: Japanische Popmusik füllt in Deutschland die Clubs (German). Die Zeit. Retrieved on 2008-11-20. (Google translation)
- "Sonstiges" (German) (PDF, Reprint). FUNime 2003 (4). Retrieved on 2008-11-20.