Just the two of us – Klaus Pichler

Posted on September 27, 2014

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Who hasn’t had the desire just to be someone else for awhile? Dressing up is a way of creating an alter ego and a second skin which one’s behaviour can be adjusted to. Regardless of the motivating factors which cause somebody to acquire a costume, the main principle remains the same: the civilian steps behind the mask and turns into somebody else. ’Just the Two of Us’ deals with both: the costumes and the people behind them.” – Klaus

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Austrian photographer Klaus Pichler’s series ‘Just the two of us’ brings to light an interesting twist on the standard portrait, placing into context, new mythological narratives. He takes portraits of individuals who take part in a wide trend named, ‘Cosplay’ which is where an individual will dress as their favourite fictional character either from a book, game or tv series.

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What I love about the series is that Klaus takes these ‘cosplayer’s’ rather odd natures, their fearsome attire and places it within an environment of normality. When would you see a unicorn in your bathtub for instance? In the past I have been a part of this trend and I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed it! Who would you dress as if you had the chance?

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