Creative Direction – Art Direction – Graphic Design
Based in Vienna.
Photographer 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, Qvest, Blend, Soma, Cos , Faq , Le Purple Journal, 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 H&M, Mercedes Benz, 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, Adrien Brody, Diane Kruger and Tom Hanks . 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, Lena Hoschek / Robert la Roche Eyewear 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.
It was COLACOASTER’s decision to keep the team as small as possible. Although budget was a reason, too, he believed that a maximum on intimacy on the set would lead us to the best output in visualizing this very personal song. So we stuck to the WHERE AM I album cover team, which means 3 persons only: COLACOASTER, Michel Dürr and me. 1 week on location, most of the time only the three of us*, plus the song always around keeps the thing definitely (and in the best sense): DENSE. We all can feel that by watching the video – hopefully you, too.
*Marco Colombo / Drone Operator, Philipp Melchers / Editor and Nicolo Stabile / Local Guide all did a great job, but didn’t accompany the project in its whole length
Vienna, Sept. 2017