Christine Miess is an analogue photographer living and working in Vienna, Austria. In her projects Time Collapsing and Lines Blurring Christine captures some of the most beautiful and well-known cities in the world in a way you haven’t seen them before, and makes you discover some of the most famous sight all over again. On her website Christine shares:
“Pictures – photographs – are perfect liars. They deceive us, lead us to believe in unreal realities, leave us in the dark. But what is “truth”? What is the essence of reality? Why do we so urgently need to believe in something? I have always been fascinated by this play with reality in photography. Not only because pictures – so silently and easily – influence our thoughts and feelings. To me, the upmost appeal of photography lies in its ability to take us on mystic journeys. (…)
In my artistic work I keep looking for this unique spell, these faraway realities. Because to me, photography is a dance between dream and reality. Working analogue enriches my work, as the film builds a truthful basis for the pictorial worlds, the photographs develop their unique character: real, yet unreal; familiar, yet unfamiliar; lived, yet dreamed.”
I love how the multiple exposures makes these images seem so unreal, and just like Christine says: familiar yet unfamiliar. Next to that I adore the gritty, black and white finish in Christine’s work.
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