Photographer , Filmmaker and Founder of Cinema Photographique, Michael Dürr, has worked in the Austrian fashion industry for more than twenty years. His photographs have appeared in international fashion magazines such as Another, i-D, Sleek, Max , Qvest, Blend, Soma, Chapter, Cos, Le Purple Journal, L’Officiel, Numéro, Casa Vogue, Selfservice, Harpers Bazaar, etc. in Vienna, Berlin, Paris, Rio, Hong Kong, Miami, New York as well as Amsterdam. In addition to his magazine work, Dürr has produced commercial works for Austrian Airlines, All i need , H&M, Hella, Mercedes Benz, Pauline Rochas, Diesel or Palmers. At the heart of Dürr’s sensuous photography lies a passion for natural daylight and the playful shadows it casts. His models are primarily female, and the cinematic sets are carefully staged. Apart from advertising and fashion, Dürr’s photography also includes portraits of prominent figures such as David Lynch, Vivienne Westwood, Werner Herzog, Adrien Brody, Diane Kruger, Paula Beer, Franz Rogowski, Tilda Swinton or Marine Vacth. Cinema Photographique is Europe’s first ever cinema for fashion photography, created and curated by Michael Dürr in 2008. Supported by companies including Vöslauer, All i need, Agent Provocateur, Mac Cosmetics, Diesel Black Gold or Swarovski . Cinema Photographique received its premiere at the Festival for Fashion & Photography in Vienna. Further showings have followed in cooperation with museums, galleries, hotels as well as festivals. His work has been showcased at group exhibitions in Amsterdam, Berlin, Paris, London, Shanghai and Vienna as well as numerous solo exhibitions in Vienna. Since 2017 Michael Dürr has been working as a D.o.p / Director on Shortfilms , Musicvideos and TV-Spots.
Photo (c) Miriam Szente