Sebastian Reiser was born in 1986. Lived in Andorf (Austria) and moved to Graz in 2009. In 2007 he acquired his first camera and began to enter the world of photography. A few years later he discovered his love for analogue photography. This medium has since accompanied him through light and shadow cues. In contrast to the fast-paced life, it is the everyday moments in their simplicity, banality and gentle melancholy he captures and decelerates. He gets unexciting places in the light of the lens identity. The photos look beautiful at the same time calm and complex, informal and self-conscious, and allow a second look at the world through his eyes.
In these photographs I traced the tracks humans leave behind in this world. Their buildings, their dwellings, their movements within them, and finally, what remains when these sites are abandoned again. Encroachments into and alterations of their immediate environment as well as of nature itself inevitably establish an inextricable link between human inhabitants and their surroundings, causing a human presence to remain tangible in their vestiges even after they have been deserted. Man’s surroundings and what it surrounds himself with are, thus, the very core of the investigation. This photographs function as evidence. Evidence of the presence and absence of humans.
To view more of Sebastian’s work, please visit his website.