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”

The circus was in town

Cover image: Lily Paul Roncalli performing a stunning dance number on top of a pool table. It has been a long while, since before Covid-19 struck, since I have been to the circus. I like very little better than photography of stage performances, and the circus is especially magical, with its great lights and colours.Continue reading “The circus was in town”

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”

The State on Trial: Asylum Tribunal

All things are well with asylum processes and rights in my home country, are they not? This, at any rate, is often the official government line. Of course it all depends whose side you are on. The current performances by Theaterkollektiv Hybrid on Vienna´s Judenplatz in cooperation with Werk X-Petersplatz, pitch the side of theContinue reading “The State on Trial: Asylum Tribunal”

A time of transition – The Age of Dürer

Currently at the Belvedere Museum there is a new exhibition of art from an often neglected period: the time of transition between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, when artists were beginning to develop new themes, beyond the exclusive focus on religious themes, and new techniques such as a move towards showing depth and perspective.Continue reading “A time of transition – The Age of Dürer”

Better times at the Belvedere

The Belvedere Museum is another favourite of mine, and so right after lockdown I visited the new exhibition at the Upper Belvedere, at a time when there were very few people so that I had rather privileged views of the exhibitions and also of the beautiful architecture. This place is very crowded when tourists areContinue reading “Better times at the Belvedere”

I see you in black and white

One brand-new exhibition at the Albertina Museum is a must-see for photography lovers. (Actually there is another one that I also recommend at the Albertina Modern, part of the Essl Collection, but more on that another time.) The new photography exhibition Faces. The Power of the Human Visage showcases works by photographers from the 1920sContinue reading “I see you in black and white”