The library of the Viennese Arbeiterkammer (Austrian Federal Chamber of Labour) is quiet, well stocked, has a sensible policy on water in the reading room and comes with a garden, so on most days this is where I work – and so does Mirko. He is an architect and writes his Ph.D. on Peter Eisenman
Lobkowitzplatz, Vienna, Austria, 18 April 2013.
Almost a Zadie Smith quote (from White Teeth, p
Talking to Christian about creativity, inspiration, style, artistic language (and Austrian unincorporated association law) made me remember I still had shots from his studio sitting on my hard drive:
Or: how to make art with a hammer. On roller skates.
Re-reading Light – Science and Magic and coming through the glass department, I thought I'd give bright field and dark field a try. I picked non-coloured bottles with different contents (brownish, clear, air) and am quite
One of my flashes apparently had
A week or so ago Christian said he had an idea for a picture involving himself, a children's trike and one of his paintings. Was I interested in helping him shoot it? Of course I was – he is very easy in front of my camera and I knew it was going to
When I am out and about I usually don't take the DSLR but use an old Fuji Finepix. She accompanied me to the summit of quite a few mountains, to the beaches of several seas and preserved the memory of the odd pique-nique, too. The wear is starting to show and she is nor ever was perfect, but as
Ms Lando is the Strobist's Correspondent to Europe and
Shortly before Christmas I visited Alex, who is a metalworker. He kindly paused building a motorcycle to turn my old cymbal boom stand into a lightstand. I took the opportunity to take some welding and grinding pictures of him, his friend Lippo and his little apprentice.
Interesting environmental portraits. Strobist correspondent Irwin Wong had an article on him.
He has a whole variety of approaches, ranging from gangs over bees to celebrity shots. I especially like his Brad Pitt series, my favourite is the one of Brad and Quentin in the cinema.
I am a bit reluctant to call it »political photography«, even in the best sense of the term, but it is definitely concerned photography on the highest aesthetic level. Really do check her out. She also had a
There's not much to see on his website, but there are several collections of his images elsewhere: at livejournal some of his famous
Funny and at times uncanny conceptual pictures. His »Storytelling« series (»Scream«, »Trouble in Paradise« and »Pursuit of
Wonderful portraits. Winner of Hasselblad Masters 2012 »Portrait«.