I was born in 1973 in Salzburg/Austria, grew up in the mountains and attended a photography college in vienna. Since then I am working on books and live now with family at Lake Constance.
I look and watch and rest in this very moment and gradually faces, names and landscapes evolve into stories and my photos emerge. I ask myself how a place where people live and work came to be what it is now, how it reflects the person inhabiting this place and how - vice versa - that person has formed it. I remember, I open my ears and eyes and discover everyday things that make me wonder, that wait to be explored. I create essays presenting and portraying a place in detail as well as a whole. I want to tell a story, this is why I am a photographer. Petra Rainer