City of Images

EXHIBITION REVIEW: For the third year in a row, the small town of Baden near Vienna has become an outdoor photography gallery. Billed as the largest European photography festival, the exhibitions are spread all across downtown Baden´s streets and parks. In times of the Covid-19 pandemic, there could not be a more ideal setting for a “museum visit” than to stroll around in the open air, enjoying the outstanding photography and the greenery, stopping in between for coffee and cake in one of Baden´s many coffee houses. I visited on a warm September afternoon, when people were still lounging about on picnic blankets and in outdoor cafes. The exhibition runs until 26 October 2020.

Abstractions

I spent the entire last week at a “Fine Art Creative” photography workshop at Stift Goettweig. One of my aims for this workshop, apart from good company among like-minded people, was to expand my photographic horizons towards experimental and abstract photography. Here I show you some of the results, something rather different from my usual documentary work.

Ping Pong for photographers

One of several cultural activities I meant to write about while the exhibition is still open was a visit to the OstLicht Gallery with Instagramers Vienna, an invitation by Female Photographers Vienna.  This was supposed to be on until 28 March, but of course COVID-19 also closed down this space, although from the website IContinue reading “Ping Pong for photographers”

Family matters

They say, you can choose your friends, but not your family.  Well, I guess that depends on how you define family.  The way the Dom Museum Wien sees it, there is certainly many ways to look at families, and family histories can be tragedies or comedies, or both.  The current exhibition, Family Matters at theContinue reading “Family matters”

A moody Christmas present in my inbox

I just got a really nice Christmas present in my inbox.  The third issue of the Street and Moody Zine, aptly sub-titled Merry drunk! I’m Christmas! is out.  For the latest issue the editor featured my Aarhus photo as chapter cover for the Moody section and also included two more of my photos.  So permitContinue reading “A moody Christmas present in my inbox”

A hymn to the earth in Baden

For the second year now, the city of Baden near Vienna is hosting the photo festival La Gacilly-Baden, and all over downtown you can feast your eyes on outstanding photo-art.  Huge photographs by acclaimed photographers from around the world grace building walls, line walking paths and frame baroque palaces.  If the charms of Baden aloneContinue reading “A hymn to the earth in Baden”

Istanbul´s streets through the eyes of Ara Güler

If, like me, you are into classic street photography, the exhibition “Istanbul´s Eye” (das Auge Istanbuls)  at the Leica Store near the Vienna opera is for you.  Until 24 August you can visit their upstairs gallery and look at a selection of photographs by the famous Armenian-Turkish photographer Ara Güler.   Admittedly I had not heardContinue reading “Istanbul´s streets through the eyes of Ara Güler”

This is important

The impressive portraits by the German-Italian photographer Luigi Toscano of surviving victims of Nazi atrocities on Vienna’s Ringstrasse were damaged three times during their showing in Vienna.   In these pictures Luigi Toscano confronts us with large-scale versions of the faces of contemporary witnesses, survivors of the Holocaust, with eyes that look directly at you, seriousContinue reading “This is important”

OstLicht reloads

If you are into photography and live in Vienna, you may have stopped by the centrally located Westlicht Gallery.  But have you been to its sister gallery, Ostlicht?  I have to admit, despite really enjoying photography, last week´s #instawalk with @igersaustria was my first visit to this great gallery.  Ostlicht. Gallery for Photography is locatedContinue reading “OstLicht reloads”

Zones of Life

What could be better than a photo trip to the Vienna Zoo on a rainy day?  No, I am not crazy.  That´s just what I did a couple of weeks ago, on a mission to capture people interacting with nature – even if captive nature.  And I did not even get wet.  😉 As aContinue reading “Zones of Life”