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ok. no new york, no kigali, no congo, no los angeles… just vienna, a little bit of hungary. on the other side I’m getting to know a new person and her story in my life, as well as her family.

I have been working on sorting and editing my negatives for the last 3 weeks and the weather is more than depressing.. but that’s just one side of the medal. life can’t be exciting all the time, challenging and fresh and sunny. the good thing about these days is that you have the time to recapitulate what has happened. to sort something things (like 50k negatives)… and to hang out with friends and your loved ones.

so my life isn’t that dark or boring at the moment. but the things I shoot are more on the personal side and random and a bit dark yeah.

first I thought lately my work is not from any exciting experiences or places – but when I take a closer look I realize I am wrong. I just created a series I really like, in a place where it didn’t expect it at first. it can be seen here: http://www.severinkoller.com/personal/mosonmagyarovar

when you get used to travel and escape home, chasing one ‘adventure’ after another – you easily feel numb back home, doing all these “normal” every-day life things… but looking at my photos, it’s a proof that there is beauty in there too.

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  1. uuh…! i forsee prices for the (pink) konica pop will rise dramatically!

    Comment by pink — November 26, 2012 @ 4:19 pm
  2. Great stuff as always !

    Comment by Joel — November 26, 2012 @ 11:04 pm
  3. Excellent visual story-teller!

    Comment by António Marques — November 27, 2012 @ 12:32 am
  4. Great photos – I especially like those taken in the Mosonmagyaróvár, Hungary – those of the family and from family visits I like the most.
    Keep up telling stories with photos – it’s like adventure to read what happened with/behind the photo.

    Comment by wally — November 27, 2012 @ 2:02 am
  5. The price of the Konica Pop will increase dramatically worldwide. :P

    Comment by Kinoz — November 27, 2012 @ 2:28 am
  6. Hi there Severin…just wanted to say I really like your photographs. I’ve looked back over the entirety of this blog (and have started looking at your even older stuff on blogspot) recently, but I never commented because for some reason I thought you needed a website to link to, which I just started 2 weeks ago (I think I was confusing it with the mail portion). Let me say that over the past 6 months, your work has become a major source of inspiration for me. I don’t get how it is possible to churn out so many fantastic frames so often. Your work is definitely up there with the classics, how do you not have big exhibitions or book publications yet?

    Your Vienna work is very strong, but outside Austria, I really take to your work of Berlin, Kigali, LA, the Salton Sea, and this more recent Hungarian series.

    And a Konica Pop? Who knew you could get such high end results from a plastic little point and shoot from the ’80s?

    Keep up the fantastic work, cheers from Edmonton, Canada!

    Comment by tyler — November 27, 2012 @ 4:52 am
  7. …atmospherical and iteresting. Great job! Cheers from the far and sunny Mexico.

    Comment by Francisco — November 29, 2012 @ 6:43 am
  8. less technical and more dramatic photos! congratulations. dg

    Comment by dg — November 30, 2012 @ 12:00 pm
  9. I meant this: less technical and more emotional photos! congratulations. dg

    Comment by dg — November 30, 2012 @ 12:00 pm
  10. Interested in your developing process. Great work.

    Comment by RMA — December 3, 2012 @ 2:51 pm
  11. I love the Hungarian angle! Of course being Hungarian helps…

    Then the other thing was about my premonition coming true…

    Comment by Scheff — December 18, 2012 @ 10:37 am
  12. Great photos.
    I have browsed all your work from the old blog, very inspiring!

    Comment by Lin — December 26, 2012 @ 5:27 pm
  13. what happened to you and Miriam?

    Comment by belle — January 4, 2013 @ 7:47 pm
  14. Suicide doors!

    Nice photos as always.

    Comment by Nate — January 16, 2013 @ 8:00 pm
  15. Nothing works better to get motivation/inspiration back than some new gear! The Olympus XA did that for me.

    Comment by Suzan — January 17, 2013 @ 2:14 pm
  16. I love this post Severin. The last photo is great too.

    Comment by Dwayne — February 4, 2013 @ 5:33 am
  17. wahnsinnig tolle bilder, ich lass keinen deiner post’s aus! wie schaffst du es bei den massen deiner negative alle so staubfrei zu bekommen? oder stempelst du jedes einzelne Bild staubfrei?

    Comment by Daniel — February 19, 2013 @ 10:47 am
  18. A fire red Konica Pop was my very first camera when I was around 6 years old. It accompanied me for almost ten years – and seeing your pictures I absolutely have to use it again!

    Comment by Ursula — November 16, 2013 @ 11:47 am
  19. Hello! I love your pictures. Especially “reka and tomato aka I-only-drink-it-in-the-airplane-juice.” and ” smile last for a generation”. May i ask what camera and film do you use? Have a great day. x

    Comment by Calvin — February 2, 2016 @ 7:34 pm

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