Photostories

Basically here are collected photostories and -series, but not only – this section is to describe some photoprojects, fulfiled ideas etc.

PopFest 2019

The Popfest is a festival for innovative pop music by Austrian musicians and bands. The Festival is held annually since 2010 in Vienna. For four days, 70 performances around Vienna’s Karlsplatz, open-air and indoor, give an impression of the diversity of the Austrian pop music scene.

Official website: popfest.at
Radio FM4 report: fm4.orf.at/stories/2988999/
Location: Vienna, Austria

The Encounter

I made this photo story in 2017 shortly after the short film “Are You Still With Me?”. As the sequel. The video is about 2 best friends meeting a girl, Sarah. Now they are “3 best buddies” and hang out very often together. Both boys are now in love with Sarah. But Sarah can’t choose between them, and changes from the Axel, with whom they were shortly together, to Daniel. The friendship ends.

The work on this project was very exciting for me. Re-assemble the team, organize the trip to Riga, where we were allowed to take pictures of the surgery, and of course the surgery itself.

The events in the Photostory happen in a small town where all three protagonists live. One year has passed since the events described in the film. Sarah is now with Daniel, they live together and have no contact with Axel. But one day an accident happens and two former friends meet again.

Axel: Roman Hemetsberger
Daniel: David Lehmann
Sarah: Angelina Marsch

Ort: Lettland, Riga

Closeness

I wanted to do this foto-serie for a long time. Above all, I wanted to practice with mask and blood effects. And indeed, I was very involved during the photoshooting – when I cleaned my apartment after that, I found the blood even on the ceiling!

As for the story – it’s really simple and tells us about closeness and jealousy. A young woman is in the relationship. It all seems to be serious, but one day she comes home early and … Well … I understand that the man behaved very badly, but our protagonist is really overly jealous!

Models: Noémie Aufragne, Onur Kar
Location: Berlin

Film developing

With the appearance of digital photography, which makes it much easier to get high-quality images, the classic film began to die. But in fact exactly the analog photography bring the photographer not just to make as many photos as possible, but bring them to think about a frame and analyse every single detail in it. I love this approach and from time to time take pictures with my old analog camera. However, I must confess, that I only recently learned this fascinating process entirely and instead to give my negativ to developing unit, I have closed in a darkroom and finally experienced this almost magical feeling when you drop your photo paper in a developer. And only after that I realised, what the analog photography exactly is. Here you can see the results of my experiment.

Marie

Reworking of the classic literary works XIX – early XX century about the fate of the homeless, drug addicts and prostitutes.

A young naive woman comes in a big city. She is filled with dreams of a better life. The reality is quite different. After she has not found a job, to survive she is forced to work as prostitute. This life leads our protagonist to drugs and completely destroy she as a person. The story criticizes modern society where a man is simply an instrument to profit – his hopes and dreams are of no real worth.

Models: Marie Darme, Olga Fjodorova
Location: Berlin

The photostory was captured on Fujichrome Provia 400X slides and wasn’t digital edited.

Müllkunst

Photostory about an artist, who has created a work from trash. First the society despises the artist. But after the story about her in a Magazine, the same society admires she. The story should show shallow judgments of society over men.

Models: Marie Darme, Olga Fjodorova, Yannick Pitouis
Location: Berlin

The photostory was captured on Fujichrome Provia 400X slides and wasn’t digital edited.