Interviewer / Photographer / Publisher
What is an artist?
Since my move to Austria, I have been overwhelmed by the impressive artistic output there is to experience. There is an abundance of wonderful artistic expressions to discover. That's why I started meeting directly with the artists I admire to learn more about why they do what they do, what makes them tick, how they started out, what they wish for in the future, and much more.
Since 2014, I have visited their studios, asked them about their body of work, methods, ideas and general outlook of the world, and published them as interviews in an online magazine format. I find it immensely rewarding to get to learn what they are doing and creating. The publication is on Medium and is updated with a few interviews per year, hopefully ad infinitum. I see the Hello Austria project as a logical continuation of the core idea we set out to document when going to Sub-Saharan Africa (the Hello Africa documentary); meeting people where they are and be curious about the tools and ideas they employ.