“This project appears as a synthesis of various olive-grey shades of a single night : a night in the city that embraces every night — alive, pulsing and fluttering: Las Vegas. The contents of the book seem to be as if they were dumped from a drawer of an arid Nevada motel— flesh and feeling are tied together. The author, absorbed by empathy, forces us to engage with the glazed reality of her protagonists: the sandy desert backgrounds, the chaotic dance of neon, humour, tears, glitter, violence and camaraderie.
Environments exude emotions, such as pain, misery and awkwardness.
Human portraits don’t have a specific connotation, yet, through their vividness, are able to reveal features that can transform a face and a body into a genuine character.
The constant use of a flash does not flatten the image — even if it is always the protagonist. Rather, it functions in a way as if probing the walls of a cave: walls close to one’s fingertips, yet almost incomprehensible. The eye of the photographer — moved by a powerful and emotional scenario — translates the bitter and rough stories into sweet and smooth images.”
– Mariella Amabili, Yet Magazine, Switzerland
Stefanie Moshammer was born in Vienna 1988. She graduated from Fashion School Vienna and received a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design & Photography at University of Art and Design in Austria. Afterwards she attended the BA in Advanced Visual Storytelling at the Danish School of Media and Journalism.
Fotohof Editions has been publishing books and catalogues by Austrian and international photographers since its foundation in 1981. Over 200 mainly monographic titles have been published so far, generating a publishing house with international distribution channels.