VIENNA, second in the new series of photobook portfolios by cultural historian and photographer Marco Buechl, is a collection of 64 uncropped b/w-photographs. Taken between 2009 and 2014, their aim is to showcase sides of Vienna not covered in depth in any given travel guide. So the city’s waterways form a center of gravity around which this collection of photographs is orbiting, as well as motifs sometimes overlooked in the shadows of St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the classic inner city destinations of interest. ///// THE PHOTOGRAPHS were taken on digital SLR cameras, while technique followed a classic approach with predominant use of unifocal lenses and maximum depth of field. All photographs show the full frame of the scene as recorded, with no cropping applied. ///// PORTFOLIO #2 // VIENNA is aimed at anyone interested in contemporary street photography, travel and b/w photography, as well as all folk interested in Austria’s imperial capital of bygone times.
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.
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