Jakob Huger: Country
„Two sides of Austria“
For my diploma thesis at the end of my education at the Graphische in Vienna, I chose a counterpoint to the current state of photography. Because today, countless pictures and selfies that capture moments are produced and saved. For me, analog large-format photography possesses a kind of magic. Despite ponderous equipment and elaborate work, it offers many advantages for me, for example, the shooting format in 9×12 cm, which is still larger than the largest digital sensor. In addition, the countless adjustment possibilities provide almost no limits. My goal was to take only one photo per subject, leaving nothing to chance. All images were deliberately composed and the effect of the upside down image was carefully considered.