With his series ‘Skeletons in the Closet’, photographer Klaus Pichler takes a look behind the scenes of the Museum of Natural History Vienna. Pichler went to explore the vast area of 45.000 square metres with his camera, finding the exhibits in unusual scenes in the basement of the Museum.
Mervyn O’Gorman was an English engineer whose artistic interests turned him into one of the early pioneers of color photography. Among his best known works are a series of color photos of his daughter, Christina, taken in 1913. Slower exposures and larger apertures give some of the shots a shallow depth-of-field and a dreamlike quality.
Klaus Pichler, Skeletons in the closet I"l progetto fotografico si intitola Skeletons in the closet (Scheletri nell’armadio), e mostra corridoi abbandonati e nascosti del Museo di Storia Naturale di Vienna, uno dei più grandi musei di scienze naturali del mondo, e il più grande museo di tutta l’Austria."
Who knew portraits of people dressed up in costume could be so revealing. Klaus Pichler’s photo project, Just the two of us, captures Austrians hidden visually behind elaborate costumes but revealed on a deeper level by posing in their homes.