Cosplayers at home
• Cosplayers at home
We have all seen pictures of people in costumes of their favorite characters from books, movies or video games. Normally, these pictures are doing on the thematic congresses and exhibitions, and cosplayers standing next to the other fellow in the interests of not less colorful and interesting costumes. But how often have you seen cosplayer dressed up out of context? For example, at home? Well, photographer Klaus Pichler gives us that opportunity in his photo project "Just the two of us."
Klaus Pichler artist and photographer living and working in Vienna.
After studying landscape architecture from 1996 to 2005 at the University of Life Sciences in Vienna Pichler he became a freelance photographer working for international clients and pursue personal projects.
In this series of photographs, entitled "Only we vdovoem" Pichler makes portraits of cosplayers dressed as within their own homes.
The name of the cosplay takes from reducing costume play - "costume play" is the mastery and subculture in which participants wear costumes and accessories to represent a specific character or idea.
In an accompanying word to the project Pichler said: "Who of us would not desire to just be someone else for a while? Dressing up - this is a way to create an alter ego, a second skin, which can regulate anyone's behavior and cause the person to perceive in different ways. " "Just the two of us" has to do it is with the costumes, and the people in them.
for a series of photographs I visited the owners of the complex costumes in their own homes. The choice of location was not accidental: nowhere else (in the abstract) the relationship between the man in the mask, and his alter ego, can not be seen as visible own home. It can not be done in another place, portray a mask and, figuratively speaking, a person who is under it in one photo. Suit - usually completely closed body, and completely hides a "private" person in this case is alter- ego while surrounding the living space, so to speak, "background" or the scene carefully about a man in a suit "