I started my career as a freelance photographer in 1996.

The scope of my work ranges from elaborate high-end advertising shots, editorial jobs and portraits to photo journalism and features. Throughout the more than two decades that I have been working in photography and among all the different challenges presented by each job, the way photographs are created has always remained the most fascinating aspect for me. Photographs are extremely familiar objects, and yet we hardly know how to describe them in actual detail.

In 2005 I also started working for Ballesterer, Austria’s only soccer fanzine, as a photographer and photo editor. Numerous photographs of and about soccer fans owe their existence to this collaboration; some of these pictures were on display in exhibitions at Künstlerhaus and Wien Museum during the EURO 2008 soccer championship and in numbers of international publications.

In 2007 I enrolled in the Danube University of Krems/Department for Image Science for a postgraduate program, which I completed by taking my Master of Arts degree in November 2010 (master thesis on the subject of “Staged Photography”).

In 2012 I opened a photo studio in the Bräuhausgasse in 1050 Vienna.

March 2017


AWARDS FOR ADVERTISING PHOTOGRAPHY:


Epica
(European Advertising Award) for:
Silk Cut/Saatchi&Saatchi Athens.

CCA Venus (Creativ Club Austria) for:
Blaumax, Villacher Bier, Aktion Mensch, Schauspielhaus, Hospiz am Rennweg, Wr.Städtische Versicherung, Steirische Landesausstellung, Tipp3, Caritas.

PHOTO FEATURES FOR BOOKS:


„Der Weihnachtshund“, cover, Daniel Glattauer, novel, Deuticke Verlag, Vienna, 2000.

„Mausi oder das Leben ist ungerecht“, cover, Elfriede Hammerl, novel, Deuticke Verlag, Vienna, 2002.

“Eine kurze Geschichte vom Fliegenfischen”, cover, Paulus Hochgatterer, novella, Deuticke Verlag, Vienna, 2003.

“Temporanea”, Irene Andessner - Donne Illustri, Italy, 2003.

„Polenta Magenta“, art cookbook, Sigi Faschingbauer, Wieser Verlag, Carinthia, 2004.

“Die Wege entstehen im Gehen”, Alfred Gusenbauer in conversation with Katharina Krawagner-Pfeifer and Armin Thurnher, Czernin Verlag, Vienna, 2008.

„Das schnelle zwischen den Beinen ist der Ball“, Elias Schneitter, short stories, Edition BAES, Tyrol, 2008.

“Stadien/Stadiums”, photo essay, architecture book by Albert Wimmer, Springer Verlag, Vienna, 2008.

„Kunstschuß- Die schönsten Fußballfotos aller Zeiten.“, Hrsg. Reinaldo Coddou, Edition Panorama, Germany, 2013.

SOLO / GROUP EXHIBITIONS:


1993 “Handschriften”, Remise, Vienna.
2000 “Fotografie in Wien”, Künstlerhauspassage, Vienna.
2000 “eintagmeer”, Harmas Bar, Vienna.
2001 “Mix Max”, Harmas Bar, Vienna.
2001 “Audioroom”, Projektionen, Meierei im Stadtpark, Vienna.
2004 “STILLLEBEN”, Stift Schlierbach, Schlierbach, Upper Austria.
2005 “You’ll never walk alone”, OK Zentrum Linz, Upper Austria.
2006 “7x7”, Galerie Denkraum, Vienna.
2006 “7x7”, MASC Foundation, Vienna.
2007 “Mix Max2”, agens, Linz, Upper Austria.
2008 “Fans”, Nike Promotion for the UEFA Euro 2008,
Planetarium, Vienna.
2008 “Herzrasen”, Künstlerhaus, Vienna.
2008 “Wo die Wuchtl fliegt”, Wien Museum, Vienna.
2010 “09+1”, Galerie Fröhlich, Linz, Upper Austria.
2010 “Ausstellung Nr.1“, Familie Kramer,
Tiefendorfergasse 3, Vienna.
2012 “Meet”, Ragnarhof, Vienna.
2012 “Spielrhythmus”, Installation,
moods&methods_save our souls, Grundsteingasse, Vienna.
2016 "photo::vienna2016", MAK, Vienna.

Das ideale Bild

Dieter Brasch im Porträt.
Erschienen im „upgrade“, 4.2016, Das Magazin für Wissen und Weiterbildung der Donau- Universität Krems.

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