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Kay von Aspern exhibition “Randnotizen”

Die Leica Galerie Wien zeigt ab dem 14. August Arbeiten des Wahl-Wiener Fotografen Kay von Aspern. Von Aspern ist ein Street Photographer im emphatischen Sinne: Die Kamera ist sein ständiger Begleiter. Seine Fotografien entspringen einer besonderen Sensibilität für die Exotik unseres Alltags. Was für gewöhnlich im Treiben der Städte verloren geht, weil es unterhalb der Schwelle der allgemeinen Aufmerksamkeit liegt, speichert von Aspern mit seiner Leica: große Dramen in Miniatur, skurrile Begegnungen, bedeutungsvolle Blicke. Es sind Momente, in denen der Alltag sich in einer zufälligen Komposition plötzlich verdichtet und über sich selbst hinaushebt, Momente, die von Aspern dem Strom der Zeit entreißt.

Kay von Aspern ist Teil einer vitalen Szene, die sich in den vergangenen Jahren in Wien gebildet und ganz der Street Photography verschrieben hat. Die Fotografinnen und Fotografen greifen damit ein Genre auf, das vor allem seit dem Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts, seit die Entwicklung der Kameratechnik eine gesteigerte Mobilität erlaubte, für einige der bleibenden Bilder und nachhaltigsten Mythen der Fotografiegeschichte verantwortlich ist. Henri Cartier-Bressons „moment décisif“, der entscheidende Augenblick einer Begebenheit, den es im Foto festzuhalten gilt, die Kamera als Verlängerung des Auges – das sind die Ideen, die das Wesen der Street Photography umreißen. Der Fotograf durchstreift als Flaneur den öffentlichen Raum der Stadt, taucht im Fluss der Passanten unter, bleibt aber immer wachsam für das Besondere im Alltäglichen. (more…)

Christian Reister Interview

The Leica Camera Blog published an interview with Christian Reister today. Seconds2Real member Christian provides details on his most recent book collaboration with Seconds2Real colleague Kay von Aspern, talks about his next exhibitions and on what a well-done photo means to him. Check it out here.

April 26th in Berlin: opening of the solo exhibition “Nacht” + slideshow screening with live music at Hotel Bogota.
April 30th in Vienna: opening of the Wien + Berlin exhibition with Kay von Aspern.

Photo: Christian Reister

Kay von Aspern in Radiate Mag #4

The latest issue of the outstanding Radiate Street Photography Magazine is out and features 16 pages of photographs + an interview with Kay von Aspern. You may order Radiate Magazine in the printed version or download the PDF for free.

If you are around Vienna remember the opening of Kay von Aspern + Christian Reister’s exhibition at eigensinnig next week.

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Reister + von Aspern project

Christian Reister and Kay von Aspern show special and very offbeat moments, encounters, discoveries and nuances of every day life from the capitals of Vienna and Berlin in a joint project. Originally inspired by Natalie Opocensky and Thorsten Strasas’ Wien | Berlin exhibition last year, Seconds2Real colleagues von Aspern and Reister create their very own version of the topic by mixing and mashing some of their best photographs from recent years in one show. This joint project it is not only an exhibition project, it’s a book project also.

Read more about the book and order it here.

Check the facebook event page for the Berlin show opening in just three weeks.

Kay von Aspern & Christian Reister

Nick Turpin’s blog

Photo: Kay von Aspern

Nick Turpin featured photographs of Mario Cuic and Kay von Aspern for some nice thoughts about street photography on his latest blog posts.

Enjoy!

Foto: Mario Cuic

Kay von Aspern Interview

die-frau.at published an interview with Seconds2Real member Kay von Aspern. Check it out here.

International Street Photography Awards

Seconds2Real members Kay von Aspern and Siegfried Hansen are among the 16 finalists of this year’s International Street Photography Award and will be part of the finalist’s exhibition at London Festival of Photography in June 2012.

In 2012, over 2,400 photographers entered the second International Street Photography Awards. From a shortlist of 50 photographers, 16 finalists were selected and will be included in the International Street Photography exhibition at 29-31 Oxford Street from 1 to 30 June 2012. The winner and two runners up will be revealed during the festival.

Check all the finalists here.

From Distant Streets in USA

In the exhibition “From Distant Streets,” curator and photographer Richard Bram has gathered together the work of 29 photographers working around the globe in a multitude of styles but with one common thread: their photographs are of unposed, unrehearsed Reality.


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Kay von Aspern featured on Lenscratch

When you think of Vienna, one doesn’t immediately think of quirky street photography, but Kay von Aspern has a gift for finding it. Born in Germany, now living in Vienna, Kay is a “Collector of Moments”.

A member of the German-Austrian street photographer collective seconds2real, Kay looks for those unique juxtapositions that can only be found with the heightened visual acuity that comes from split second observations.

Check out the feature over at Lenscratch

'f.ort.be.weg.en' group exhibition

Seconds2Real members Elisabeth Schuh and Kay von Aspern are participating in the “f.ort.be.weg.en” group exhibition as a part of the Vienna month of photography.
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