My first official series was inspired by my various trips to Austria, and it was completed over several years. I typically do not do series, preferring to engage in the moment and my emotions but Austria slowly formed a theme. I found myself enchanted by the beauty and complex past of the country. I love both history and modern architecture so Austria is a natural fit. The overall goal of the series is to contrast the history of the glorious Hapsburg Empire, both World Wars and the communist occupation with my views of modern Austria. To accomplish this, I've done a number of photo overlays as well as few pure photos to express my unique perspective of Austria, both modern and historical.
Bridges and various forms of transit are underlying themes, which serve to connect history with modern times. Nature is also an important part of Austria, so it appears in this series in a minor role. Finally, my goal is to give the viewer a sense of flow for the eye and to present something interesting and complex enough to be enjoyed many times. I hope you enjoy my view of Austria and that it makes you not only consider visiting, but also how its complex past works together to create beauty.