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Portraits of Costume Owners at Home

Just the two of us, Klaus Pichler, 2013

For the past couple of years, photographer Klaus Pichler has been interested in the subject of costumes. The subject has traditions in many of the world’s cultures, and some people spend great deals of time and money in order to obtain extremely elaborate outfits.

Between 2011 and 2013, Pichler visited many of these costume owners in their homes, asking them to pose among the spaces and objects of their life while taking on the appearance of their “alter egos.” The resulting series is titled “Just the Two of Us.”

The series contains 35 images. Pichler’s images aim to capture knowledge about the people behind the masks without actually showing them. Instead, we’re simply shown each subject’s choice of costume and living environment. The purpose “is to create questions” about each person.

Just the two of us, Klaus Pichler, 2013

Just the two of us, Klaus Pichler, 2013

Just the two of us, Klaus Pichler, 2013

Just the two of us, Klaus Pichler, 2013

Just the two of us, Klaus Pichler, 2013

Just the two of us, Klaus Pichler, 2013

Just the two of us, Klaus Pichler, 2013

Just the two of us, Klaus Pichler, 2013

Just the two of us, Klaus Pichler, 2013

Just the two of us, Klaus Pichler, 2013

Just the two of us, Klaus Pichler, 2013

Just the two of us, Klaus Pichler, 2013

Just the two of us, Klaus Pichler, 2013

Just the two of us, Klaus Pichler, 2013

You can view the rest of the images in the series over on Pichler’s website.

(via Colossal)


P.S. You might recognize Pichler’s name from our previous feature of his decaying food project.


Image credits: Photographs by Klaus Pichler/Anzenberger Gallery


 
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  • Jeremy Madore

    Brilliant work, really.

  • Jake

    If only people in the world actually looked like this…

    Seriously, these are fantastic shots.

  • Susan Burrows

    Brilliant!

  • Thomas

    Nice !! The one with the Teddybear made me laugh!! :)

  • Bristol

    Strange Star Wars over-representation going on here.

  • Kodachrome64

    More people are hardcore fans of Star Wars than teddy bears and Cookie Monster, I’d imagine.

  • Ross E. Watts

    waoo

  • John R

    Marvellous

  • Rabi Abonour

    Good idea executed wonderfully. Love it.

  • Dan

    Steve Schofield shot an identical project in 2007/8…