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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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Klaus Pichler

Klaus Pichler

Klaus Pichler was born 1977 and lives in Vienna, Austria. After graduating from university in 2005 he decided to quit his profession as a landscape architect and become a full time photographer- without any education in photography. The topics of his work are the hidden aspects of everyday life in its varying forms, as well as social groups with their own codes and rules. This work is from his series, ‘Skeletons in the closet’, which deals with the backstage environments and storage sites of the Museum of Natural History in Vienna. Taken from Feature Shoot

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Klaus Pichler photography

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Klaus Pichler photography

Klaus Pichler photography

Klaus Pichler photography

Dust as a by product of civilisation, the enemy of a sterile society, a constant presence hidden in corners, nooks and crannies. Also, a microcosm made up of multiple components, a combination of different colours, textures and structures, a construct reproducing itself. Every bit of dust is different, each space produces it’s unique type of dust, depending on its nature and its individual use. Over the last two years Klaus Pichler had been looking for accumulations of dust, fluff and grime in various locations in and around Vienna. In commercial premises, factories, private properties, doctor’s surgeries, etc. It was important to him to offer a representative cross section of all basic functions of society, a kind of ‘typology of dust’ in its various shapes and forms. Pichler logged the ‘dust samples’ he had gathered in an archive and took photographs of them in a studio, all under the same conditions. The result was 99 photographs of dust which offer an insight into its surprisingly varied appearances. Taken from Feature Shoot

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dust Klaus Pichler photographyDust # 03: Bed Articles Store

dust Klaus Pichler photographyDust # 27: Pet Shop

dust Klaus Pichler photographyDust # 37: Ethno Fashion Store

dust Klaus Pichler photographyDust # 82: Police Station

dust Klaus Pichler photographyDust # 09: Soccer Club’s Fanstore No.1

dust Klaus Pichler photographyDust # 13: Furniture Store No. 01

dust Klaus Pichler photographyDust # 86: Soccer Club’s Fanstore No. 02

dust Klaus Pichler photographyDust # 18: General Merchandise Store

dust Klaus Pichler photographyDust # 23: Cafe No. 02

dust Klaus Pichler photographyDust # 08: Tailor No.1