Magdalena Fischer, Things Unnecessary: A5, 32 pages, color, digital print. Limited Edition of 140

Magdalena Fischer was born in 1987 in Linz/Austria, where she studies Photography at the University of Arts since 2006. She will graduate in Summer 2009 with a Bachelor's degree. Her work focuses on human portraiture.

 
 
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What happens when things become unnecessary? Do you try to ignore them or do you prefer to embrace them as a part of your life?  Afterall, isn't our life defined by our little moments?
Quickly passing through our experiences, these little moments last for a very short time. We need to be able to catch and collect them.


Magdalena Fischer tells us the story of unnecessary things. Her photographs build up a semi-fictional world about what happens in our everyday life, with relatives and friends. Her controlled eye observes frequently intimate and awakening moments.
Often in Magdalena’s moments, we can see fragments of bodies, and less frequently frontal portraits.
She offers us several interpretations of every day’s moments: they are unnecessary, but they reveal more than we can image. By capturing the moment, in a more subtle way, without conventional portraits, she demonstrates how people want to hide their private lives and daily routines. Subsequently, in this book we can see many backs, or legs, or faces, again the fragments, all half hidden. These people are all of us. There is a suspicion that photography can steal our soul.

 

Anya Jasbär, Daniel Augschöll

 

 
 

© Magdalena Fischer

 
 

©Magdalena Fischer

 
 

©Magdalena Fischer

 
 

©Magdalena Fischer

 
 
©Magdalena Fischer