BARCELONA, first in a new series of photobook portfolios to be published on an irregular basis by cultural historian and photographer Marco Buechl, is a collection of 93 uncropped b/w-photographs. Taken in May 2014, they cover a variety of urban settings around this bustling Mediterranean metropolis, ranging from rather obvious places of foreign interest to the more private parts of the Catalan capital hidden in backstreets and residential neighbourhoods. ///// THE PHOTOGRAPHS were taken on a recent digital SLR camera, while technique followed a classic approach with predominant use of a 35mm prime lens (occasionally shorter focal lengths were employed) and maximum depth of field. All photographs show the full frame of the scene as recorded, with no cropping applied. ///// PORTFOLIO #1 // BARCELONA is aimed at anyone interested in contemporary street photography, travel, as well as all folk fallen for the many lures of la Catalunya, her people and her fascinating capital.
Born 1977. Lived a short first life in carpentry before moving from rural Upper Austria to Vienna for studies in modern history and politics. Holds a doctorate in philosophy from Vienna University (cultural studies). Spent nearly two years (as a staff photographer amongst other occupations) in a NATO regional headquarters on the Balkans. Published “Shooting War – Kriegsbilder als Bildquellen” (Tectum Verlag Marburg, ISBN 978-3-8288-2052-4) in 2009. Prepares publication of "Dogface Soldiers. Die Frontsoldaten der US-Infanterie und der Krieg gegen Hitlers Wehrmacht im Mittelmeerraum und Nordwesteuropa" with Böhlau publishing house, Vienna/Cologne/Weimar. Works in the NGO sector. Lives in Vienna with his family.