Here Seiland plays with the façade of the colorful dress against an equally bright and textured background of orange and red flowers. As is conventional for his works, this image is part of a series, and when seen together the photographs have a pictorial language of their own. Created through the use of color and other contrasting elements, the images suggest a mood and space that seems to exist only in and for that picture.
Alfred Seiland was born in 1952 in St. Michael, Austria. He has exhibited works at Kicken Berlin, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum der Moderne Kunst in Salzburg, Austria, and the Kunsthalle in Emden, Germany. Seiland lives and works in Austria. Known primarily as a landscape photographer, Seiland’s work for the New York Times Magazine has covered a range of subjects from fashion to his more recent project on a prison in a small Austrian town, Leoben.
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Beyond the View, Number 9