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Golden days before they end

They still exist, these little inns, bars or – as the customers refer to these places – dens in Vienna, Austria, where time seems to have stopped. If you pass by, you hear loud laughter through the half open door – and only very few walk in. Too often, these places appear in the media with reports of a fight or a stabbing ...
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Just the two of us

Who hasn’t had the desire just to become someone else for a while? Dressing up is a way of creating an alter ego and a second skin which one’s behaviour can be adjusted to. Regardless of the motivating factors which cause somebody to acquire a costume, the main principle remains the same: the civilian steps behind the mask and turns into somebody else. ...
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One third

According to a UN study one third of the world’s food goes to waste – the largest part thereof in the industrialized nations of the global north. Equally, 925 million people around the world are threatened by starvation. The series ‚One Third‘ describes the connection between individual wastage of food and globalized food production. Rotting food, arranged into elaborate still lifes, portrays an ...
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Skeletons in the closet

It all started when I happened to catch a glimpse through a basement window of the Museum of Natural History Vienna one night: an office with a desk, a computer, shelves and a stuffed antelope. This experience left me wondering: what does a museum look like behind the scenes? How are exhibits stored when they are not on display? I was intrigued by ...
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Middle Class Utopia

Middle Class Utopia The project ‘Middle Class Utopia’ focuses in Austrian allotment gardens in and around Vienna, called ‘Schrebergärten’. These tiny gardens were invented in the late 19th century, mainly to provide space for the working class people to grow their own vegetables and fruits. Over the time, the use of these gardens changed and now they are mainly used for recreational purposes. ...
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Dust

The thing is, we are controlled by a compulsion to get rid of dust. Dust, we believe, does not agree with us, because it conceals everything we create. Dust is the devil’s trap, revealed only once it has caught its prey. Haven’t we been forever treading all evil into the dust? Was the snake not cursed to grovel in the dust? Klaus Pichler’s ...
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Fürs Leben gezeichnet

Inked for life. The world of prison tattoos. In 2003 I met an elderly homeless man whose forearms were covered in tattoos- prison tattoos, he explained to me. This encounter left me curious to find out more about these body ornaments and I started to look for people with prison tattoos in order to take photos of them. Over the last 7 years ...
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Idylls

A box full of slides which I stumbled upon at a house clearance turned out to be a portray of the self image of a middle class family in the early 1960s. A family at a time of new wealth- enjoying a day out, a fair or a seaside holiday, in peace and harmony. Taking a closer look at the pictures in the ...