Peter Garmusch, who works as the assistant of international photographers
and travels around the world, has collected his own impressions from abroad
and realized them in photographic series such as “Wheelbarrows”,
“Shoot a load” and “Turbulent Gold”.
His main interests are photographic sculptures with different and various compositions and background, telling interesting stories, but leaving it up to the spectator to interpret and understand his ideas and thoughts. Surreal, very intense situations with social-critical approach are his strong point.
— Marina Yolbulur-Nissim
Curator for the KunstHausWien, Vienna, Austria
Peter Garmusch was one of three photographers from Austria chosen to represent Austria in 2008 at the nightlong projection of photographs from 27 European countries at the Rencontres Festival in Arles. Marina Yolbulur-Nissim served as curator for the selections from Austria.
A series of photos inspired by metaphoric expressions that people use in their everyday language — revealing absurdities and confusion that may arise from cross-cultural interpretations.
Losing yourself to find yourself; finding yourself to know yourself—these enigmatic images show us how experiences of loss can be the most illuminating ones of all.
"Sometimes photography without context is enough — sometimes the lack of context gives depth to the picture, a resonance, gives us space to examine the banality of the subject and its inherent beauty."
The unique communal experience offered by well-worn, well-loved library books is quickly disappearing — being replaced by downloads, finger screen-swipes and plastic newness. This series celebrates the beauty of shared books and marks left by their readers.