Stefan Drashan hunts for curious shots in museum halls, like street photographers on the streets, turning his observations into shots with funny and unexpected combinations. His work, perhaps, confirms the words of Oscar Wilde: "Life imitates art much more than art imitates life."
In order to replenish and expand his project "People corresponding to works of art", Austrian photographer Stefan Drashan spends many hours in museums in Vienna, Berlin, Paris. There he seeks out interesting plots, when the spectator, reverently looking at the canvas, harmoniously merges with the masterpiece, combining with it colors or patterns on clothes, posture, hairstyle or style.
“I started creating this series in 2015,” says the photographer. - If you look closely, you will notice that she is not staged, no one understands that I am photographing (from the back). This is “street photography” in its purest form. I am a voyeur and a hunter. I prefer to look for coincidences with the painting of the old masters or with the old art in general. Overlaps with contemporary art are fairly common and too easy for me; I want to build a bridge between centuries, connect different times."
The photographer seeks the perfect "match" between a person and a museum piece, combining two motives in the frame and connecting the old with the new. He assures that all the pictures of the project are the result of patience and observation. Stefan Draschan has a personal website as well as Instagram and Tumblr accounts where he shares his work.
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