ascher clemens

bauer paul

bollenberger ulrike

brucic carmen

de keller sandra

freuis catharina

gavrich irina

girardoni johannes

guschelbauer markus

hardegg luise

hosch rainer

klomfar bruno

koller severin

larcher claudia

manfredi anja

monaco julie

nguyen monika

oberndorfer markus

okazaki elsa

oláh stefan

ribarits tina

rodiek romy

sailer gregor

six&petritsch

schell moritz

schmid anita

traxler helga

waldschütz andreas

zeisel magdalena

ziegler laurent

RAINER HOSCH


   

ABOUT THE WORK
Participation at the VIP Program PARIS PHOTO LOS ANGELES at Fitzpatrick Leland House (2015)

'4 Portraits'
The work of a portraitist often focuses on the human face. Studying the history of close-ups one inevitably comes to mug shots, passport photos and photo booth strips. My fascination with all three led me to experiment with lighting techniques that evoke the same kind of feeling and energy.


This small series was created with a ring flash, a very in your face kind of light that even surprises and challenges these veteran subjects that are very familiar with the typical process of a portrait session.




ABOUT THE ARTIST

Born 1970, Vienna Austria. Rainer lives in Los Angeles, his work brings him everywhere.

COLLECTIONS | SELECTION

2009

Permanent Collection National Museum of Photography, Copenhagen, Denmark

SOLO EXHIBITIONS | SELECTION

2012
2003

New York New York, Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Thank You. Museum of the 20th Century, Vienna, Austria

GROUP EXHIBITIONS | SELECTION

2015
2014

2013
2009

The Copenhagen Interpretation, The Lodge Gallery, New York
Pumpkin Pie, Daniel Rolnik Gallery, Los Angeles
Artists Across America, Flower Pepper Gallery, Los Angeles
10 Year Anniversary Show, Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen
Highline 09, Rogue Gallery, New York
Urban Suroundings, Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen

PUBLICATIONS

SMILE “the best of 20 years of ID”(Taschen), London
ZOO #11, quarterly London
THE FASHIONBOOK, Phaidon (Collaboration with Stephen Sprouse)
THANK YOU VIENNA, Ahead Media (Catalogue for Exhibition in Vienna 2004)
PORTRAITS OF ARTISTS, Self-published
NEW YORK NEW YORK, GP, Limited Edition of 50

CONTACT

rh@rainerhosch.com
rainerhosch.com

Images by courtesy of Gallery Poulsen

Morten Poulsen
gallerypoulsen.com