P E R S O N
by stefani greenwood
One day I was browsing the internet and came across Klaus Pichler. (My heart stopped) The end. But really, I went to his website and was completely blown away by his images. They are stark yet funny and somehow just everything fades away and you are totally engaged. He really had me at Skeletons in the closet, then dust, then inked for life and, and, and… I kept thinking no way I am into all of it but yeah, all of it. I kept wishing that I was standing in front of one of them – really wanting to have that real world connection with surface, color and the senses. Klaus come visit Los Angeles, let’s go on an adventure!
Tell us a little bit about yourself and some of your current obsessions? My name is Klaus, I’m 33 and I live in Vienna/ Austria. My lifetime obsession is, was and will be photography. Boring answer, maybe, but it’s a fact: there is nothing in my life I have done that long – except eating, sleeping and the rest of the daily routine. Photography also leads me into different current obsessions, depending on what project I am working on at the moment. My free works are all dealing with topics I always wanted to do something about, so whenever I start a new project, I immediately get obsessed with it. Currently I’m starting to work on a project about aged people, mainly way over 80 years old, so I’m quite absorbed by their actualities, their special needs and so on, and I enjoy the time I am spending with them a lot.
What is the first memory that comes to mind? If you mean the first thing I can remember from my childhood, my very first memory: wish I had a more nice story to tell, but my first memory is quite a strange one: when I was a little kid, like 2 or so, my parents gave me my first own potty as a christmas present. It was wrapped in gift wrap paper, and when my parents ignited the sparklers on the tree, my present caught fire. My parents extinguished the fire after some short moments, but the memory still remains.I don’t know in which was this has affected my state of mind in later days, but thats the first thing I can remember…
Do you have any reoccurring fantasies? Hmm, no, nothing that I can think of. Sorry. I really want to write anything like ‘yes, to kill everybody’ or something more sophisticated, but, unfortunately, no reoccurring fantasies, neither good ones nor bad ones.
What was the last great book you read? I like to read more than one book at a time, so I’m feeling free to feature two: The last novel that really touched me was ‘Vincent’ by Joey Goebel, a really intelligent, funny and sad story. The last photo book I really loved was ‘Black Sea of concrete’ by Rafal Milach.
Thank you so much Klaus!