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Klaus Pichler

Who hasn’t had the desire just to be someone else for a while? Dressing up is a way of creating an alter ego, a second skin which one’s behavior can be adjusted to. Regardless of the motivating factors which cause somebody to acquire a costume, the main principle remains the same: the civilian steps behind the mask and turns into somebody else.—Klaus Pichler

In Just The Two Of Us, Austrian photographer Klaus Pichler orchestrates a mysterious series of portraits of people who dress in elaborate costumes, reinventing themselves—be it for fandom, cultural traditions, or just for kicks. Pichler captures his subjects in their homes among their things, juxtaposing the reality of their surroundings with the fantasy of their alternate identity. This perplexing secret life, so to speak, is not the only determining factor in the success of this series—the elaborate costumes along with Pichler’s thoughtful placing and technical approach bring together a humorous and intriguing body of work that is simply stunning to look at. Taken from Feature Shoot

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Trois Couleurs; Bleu by Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1993

Austrian photographer Reiner Riedler’s new project, the appropriately titled The Unseen Seen is a series of macro shots of original filmrolls. Having gained access to The Deutsche Kinemathek, Berlin museum and film archive—home to 13,000 national and international film titles—Riedler selected a mix of well-known cult classics and lesser known films to photograph. He set up a makeshift studio in the archive, using film lights to backlight the filmrolls, lighting each one in the same way for continuity. Alone the images present an interesting graphic visual, but Riedler hopes that coupled with the film titles they will rouse the viewer’s unique associations with the film. Riedler is represented by the Anzenberger Agency. Taken from Feature Shoot

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Ginger E Fred by Federico Fellini, 1985

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Der Blaue Engel (The Blue Angel) by Josef von Sternberg, 1930

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The Godfather by Francis Ford Coppola, 1972

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The Ghost Of Frankenstein by Erle C. Kenton, 1942

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Bram Stoker’s Dracula by Francis Ford Coppola, 1992

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Marlene Dietrich, a conversation with Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer, Original Print

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Ghosts by Christian Petzold, 2005

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Scarface by Howard Hawks, 1932

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Citizen Kane by Orson Welles, 1941

Reiner Reidler

I recognized a difference approaching people at night. Immediately I had a strong connection to most of them – they were very open from the first moment. There was no rush, there was time to talk and express our thoughts. I am sure that meetings like this would have been completely different during the day. People didn’t hide. There was nothing to hide. There was something magical going on in St. Petersburg during this period of time.—Reiner Riedler

The White Nights refers to the time of year when the sun is visible almost the entire day and night in areas close to the Arctic and Antarctic Circle. The Dark Curtain is a documentary project by Austrian photographer Reiner Riedler capturing the transformation of the city of St. Petersburg during this time, when the nights are bright and the streets are crowded with sleepless people. Working for two weeks, Reidler completely changed his rhythm to adjust to shooting at night, often making appointments to photograph people at 4am. Riedler’s photographs reveal what ensues when the night no longer divides the day. Riedler is represented by the Anzenberger Agency. More of his work can be seen on their online gallery. Taken from Feature Shoot

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