Ernst Haas – The Art of Seeing

Here is something not to be missed for photography lovers: Ernst Haas – The Art of Seeing at WestLicht Gallery in Vienna. I actually went to the exhibition opening last year, but am only now getting around to processing my photos from the event and writing about this great master photographer. But I wanted toContinue reading “Ernst Haas – The Art of Seeing”

A Māori world in Vienna

What the Māori artist George Nuku has created for the Weltmuseum Wien is truly spectacular. “Oceans. Collections. Reflections.” is the apt title of this gigantic takeover of the Weltmuseum´s entire ground floor. Seven rooms are filled from top to bottom with George Nuku´s sculptures, paintings, drawings, carvings, supplemented by items from the museum´s own collection.Continue reading “A Māori world in Vienna”

Back to analogue – Part 4: Streets of Linz on Kodak Ektar 100

I may have found a film that works for me. Although it remains to be seen whether it worked out for the indoor shots I took the other day. I have not quite finished that roll. But I did take a complete roll of 36 during my photo school weekend (I am currently studying forContinue reading “Back to analogue – Part 4: Streets of Linz on Kodak Ektar 100”

Back to analogue – Part 3: Vienna views on Kodak Ultramax 400

My heart starts beating faster these days when the download link with scans of my latest analogue photos arrives from the photo lab. Will it have worked out? Getting a transfer is in itself a good sign – at least now I know that the film was transported and exposed! This time I tried outContinue reading “Back to analogue – Part 3: Vienna views on Kodak Ultramax 400”

Back to analogue – Part 2: Vienna Classic Days with Yashica Electro 35

One week ago my camera collecting friend, photographer Reinhard Prenn (the one who passed on his analogue bug, which by now has seriously infected me), brought me a new old camera to try out: The Yashica Electro 35. This was not the camera I was initially supposed to shoot with for this project, but thereContinue reading “Back to analogue – Part 2: Vienna Classic Days with Yashica Electro 35”

Back to analogue – Part 1: Venice, lomified

I grew up with analogue photography, but after I started using a digital camera some 20 years ago I never looked back. Until now, that is. There has of course been a trend, especially among young people but also among seasoned photographers, to go back to analog. It seems to have acquired a certain coolnessContinue reading “Back to analogue – Part 1: Venice, lomified”

Improv at Das Vindobona

This week I discovered a (for me) new, but actually quite old, performance and supper venue in Vienna´s 20th district. The Vindobona on Wallensteinplatz near U4 Friedensbrücke is a multifunctional theater hall that offers a wide range of both in-house productions and guest theatre or musical performances, concerts, readings, varieté, burlesque and travesty shows, cabaret,Continue reading “Improv at Das Vindobona”

Love(r)´s labour ´s never lost

Life is for lovers, isn´t it? I´m in love. Have been for a long time – with the English Lovers! This troupe of brilliant improvisers with nigh Shakespearean linguistic smarts has been performing in Vienna a good two decades. When I go to see a performance by the English Lovers, it is like meeting oldContinue reading “Love(r)´s labour ´s never lost”

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.