a visual journey through fragments of live
“I'm very color oriented in my photographic work. First colors have to match. Afterwards light and composition. Thats why black and white does not work for me.” Everything about the work of the Tyrolean, but currently Vienna based photographer Daniel Gebhart de Koekkoek works for us. He has released his latest illustrated book „The World We Live In“ showing different worlds; cities, workplaces, a ceremony of Jehovah's Witnesses, beautiful girls or people in traditional Austrian costumes. It is a magnificent visual journey through fragments of people´s live. Grasped moments mellow and vigorous at the same time. Along with it, the book lies more than wonderfully in the hand and has an exceptional bond, which allows you to completely open it and the pages always stay flat. So enjoy getting lost in the world seen through Daniel's eyes.
Your book title is called “The World We Live In”. In what kind of world do we actually live in?
Happily there are more worlds in our world. I just came back from Dubai and am happy to live in another world than this. The small worlds make our world enjoyable.
The longer I live in the city the more I feel disconnected with my original home town. But also I enjoy the countryside even more nowadays. I really appreciate it as a place to refresh. Maybe I will live in a small hut at the border of a wood or lake in a few years. But I need to keep connected with a vibrant city such as Vienna. From a photographic point of view I love to shoot in Tyrol. Traditions and old rituals are a fascinating topic to shoot. Also the military draft I shot in Tyrol was a way to process that less convenient part of my life when I grew up.
Since I'm always working in between these two fields of art and commercial I'm only satisfied after I have achieved both.
I'm very color oriented in my photographic work. First colors have to match. Afterwards light and composition. Thats why black and white does not work for me.
I will try to chill and take things more easily this year.
images by C-Heads Magazine