Linz / Donau  2009  -  2013

For this series I worked with amateur models  which I recruited by an ad in a local newspaper or approached locally in the streets and encourage to participate. 
The models were then asked to wear a white fine rib underwear as a kind of uniform to not draw any conclusions about their individual social class and origin. Depending on the project idea and the public location the models carried different masks on their faces. 

The idea of masks is echoed in most my works. Starting from a sociological point of view, the individual human being has to overtake permanently different roles in order to remain a functioning member of the society. These roles can be seen as masks behind which the “real” person hides. Ultimately, the question remains: “When is the human really oneself?”

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