So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish!

Seconds2Real is closing down. While Seconds2Real’s activities as a collective have come to an end this website will remain for archive reasons. To stay up to date in the future check the photographers’ individual websites:


So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish!

Seconds2Real 2012. Back row left to right: Andreas Stelter, Thorsten Strasas, Kay von Aspern, Friedrich Schiller, Mario Cuic. Front, left to right: Alexander Magedler, Nathalie Opocensky, Elisabeth Schuh, Christian Reister, Siegfried Hansen.

New exhibitions by Seconds2Real photographers

New exhibitions by Seconds2Real photographers Thorsten Strasas, Christian Reister and Alexander Magedler are about to open in Berlin and Vienna within the next couple of weeks. Please feel free to join us atb the openings!




Seven Berlin based photographers cover the ongoing refugee protests in Berlin.

Berlin, DE – Café Kotti
May 27th – Juni 23th
Public opening: May 26th, 4pm

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Exhibtion in three rooms: Photographs from his series ALEX, NACHT and Street Photography since 2006

Berlin, DE – Café Aroma Photogalerie
June 7th – October 6th, 2013
Public opening: Thursday June 6th, 8-10pm

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„Die Europäer haben die Uhr, die Afrikaner die Zeit.“ – Photographs from Niger, 2004

Vienna, AT – Eigensinnig Schauraum für Mode und Fotografie
June 11th – August 11th
Public opening: Monday June 10th, 7-10 pm

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Wien | Berlin gallery added

The pictures of the Wien | Berlin gallery are double exposures – for each image one exposure was taken by Natalie Opocensky in Vienna, the other one taken was by Thorsten Strasas in Berlin. (more…)

Selected Austrian Photography

Seconds2Real’s Natalie Opocensky / Thorsten Strasas, Kay von Aspern and Elisabeth Schuh participate at the group exhibiton SELECTED ::: AUSTRIAN PHOTOGRAPHY.
Public opening: Dec 3rd, 7 p.m. @ gallery 33 Temporary [Con] Temporary, Design Tower Vienna – Stilwerk. We are looking forward to meeting you! Check
the official website for further information.

selected austrian photography

Wien | Berlin exhibit in Vienna

Natalie Opocensky (Vienna) and Thorsten Strasas (Berlin), both members of Seconds2Real, are showing their project “wien | berlin” during European Month of Photography in Vienna. The pictures of the exhibition are double exposures – one exposure taken by Natalie Opocensky in Vienna, the other one taken by Thorsten Strasas in Berlin.

wien berlin

Read more about the exhibiton here and find details about the venue here.
There’s also a blog about the project.

Thorsten Strasas at FENSTER61

Foto: Thorsten Strasas

Thorsten Strasas’ series “Berlin. Grey.” ist currently on exhibition at FENSTER61. FENSTER61 is a Berliner photo exhibition place in a shop window in Mitte. The exhibition will be up until the 14th of February.

From the press release:
The urban human being lives. With and within major city architecture, as well as within the spaces of urban centers. Cramped or crushed to death by wideness, occasionally like a redundant relict out of a time when he himself was the center of the colony. Crowded to the border and left over – not knowing, whereto with himself and still meeting himself along the way.
Thorsten Strasas sees and shows encounters between the human being and his environmental space. Pictures these moments and shows the rest of disappearing individuality in urban space.

More on the FENSTER61 website

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