portrait & documentary photography,
on 35mm film, 50x75cm, since 2020
Shortly after the first lockdown in 2020 I began documenting people I meet and situations I experience within the queer viennese performance art and drag community. The pictures are taken spontaneously, sometimes during but often backstage or after the show and further on in private – outside of a performative context.
Who is pressing the shutter? How does being part of a group myself impact the way people act in front of my lens? What happens when a photographer – model dynamic turns into a long standing collaboration or friendship? Where does the performance stop and a private moment start?
I work with a small analogue point and shoot, making use of the snapshot moment and the impossibility to immediately see and improve the result.