“The Tree hugging is over”

 

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“The Tree hugging is over”  is an ongoing series which, so far, explored various mountainous regions of western Austria  & eastern Switzerland.

The Tree-Markers indicate a Land Owner’s property and trees thereof, by using various colours & signage.  These trees are meant to be cut down for wood & environmental  restoration-, as well as commercial purposes.

Markers and colours used are meant to be seen! The more intense & contrary a colour is, the greater the effect of the contrast to the corresponding backgrounds.

The images exhibited are part of a larger group of images of different colour groups. They have been photographed with ordinary negative film-material, creating a beautiful grain & colours.

Invisible Pole

 

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‘Invisible Pole’ reverses the typical approach in advertising, depicting professional models, beautiful faces & perfect bodies, by photographing individuals who are yet professional pole dancers but “regular” girls at the same time.

Additionally, this reversed approach is intensified by creating a sculptural feel to it. Heads, hands, feet as well as the dancing pole itself are removed, leaving nothing but hollow pieces of fabric, floating in an undefined space.
The colourful and flashy fashion, lit against the black backdrop, is merely a visual accompaniment intensifying the impact.

Dancers: Mela & Petra, Photography: Marc Lins, Retouching: Nikolaus Gohm

 

Frame Sculptures – Body Scans – Part 2

 

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‘Frame Sculptures’  is an ongoing series of works whereof different thread-materials, including natural as well as inorganic fibres, are applied onto metal frames which are equipped with fine-thread machine-bolts, variable in number, length and diameter. Each frame is individual in terms of size, shape and surface-finishing. Besides some minor basic colour-corrections, these works are to be considered 100% analog.

This series exhibits nine out of fourteen patterns from the series ‘Frame Sculptures – Body Scans’. ‘Body Scans’ is one of the by-products of the series Frame Sculptures (http://marclins.com/art).

By projecting the photographs onto bare skin, special effects are created through the various patterns on a 3D-surface, such as in this case, the female body.

The intention wasn’t to produce pictures of ever so perfect models, but to rather focus on the visual impact, in addition to underlining the beauty and imperfection to be found simultaneously with any human body.

All image content Copyright © Marc Lins

 

Frame Sculptures – Body Scans – Part 1

 

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‘Frame Sculptures’  is an ongoing series of works whereof different thread-materials, including natural as well as inorganic fibres, are applied onto metal frames which are equipped with fine-thread machine-bolts, variable in number, length and diameter. Each frame is individual in terms of size, shape and surface-finishing. Besides some minor basic colour-corrections, these works are to be considered 100% analog.

This series exhibits nine out of fourteen patterns from the series ‘Frame Sculptures – Body Scans’. ‘Body Scans’ is one of the by-products of the series Frame Sculptures (http://marclins.com/art).

By projecting the photographs onto bare skin, special effects are created through the various patterns on a 3D-surface, such as in this case, the female body.

The intention wasn’t to produce pictures of ever so perfect models, but to rather focus on the visual impact, in addition to underlining the beauty and imperfection to be found simultaneously with any human body.

All image content Copyright © Marc Lins

 

Renault R25 – Road Trip

 

Road-Trip with a late 80’s French Flagship Limousine, a Renault R25 Baccara – en route from Lindau to Berlin, Germany.  And, since i’ve been asked, due to a 70L tank and a ‘CW-value’ of only 0.28 , which even for today’s Standard is very low, zero of these stops are for Gasoline.

 

r-25-01A7 – Illertissen

r-25-02A6 – Frankenhöhe Süd

r-25-04A9 – Fränkische Schweiz

r-25-03A9 – Frankenwald Ost

r-25-05A9 – Hermsdorfer Kreuz

r-25-06A9 – Kammersteiner Land

r-25-07A9 Dessau

r-25-08A9 – Fläming Ost

r-25-09A115 –  Zehlendorf

 

Frame Sculptures – Series 3, Frame 1 – 6

 

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‘Frame Sculptures’  is an ongoing series of works whereof different thread-material, including natural as well as inorganic fiber, is applied onto metal frames, equipped with fine-thread machine-bolts, variable in number, length and diameter. Each frame is individual in terms of size, shape and surface-finishing.

The various color codes, partly being used like ‘positive negative’ light sources, and the image-crops are merely a visual accompaniment.  Besides some minor basic color-corrections, these works are to be considered 100% analog.

This series exhibits six out of twelve patterns from the ‘Frame Sculptures – Series 3’

 

All image content Copyright © 2006 – 2016, Marc Lins

 

Get off my Property! – Aha vu mim Grund!

 

“Get of my Property!” or as we say in dialect within the western austrian region of Vorarlberg,         “Aha vu mim Grund!”, is an ongoing series showing various ‘property markers’, indicating the specific owners for each property or land, by using different colors and color-codings or shapes and materials for the actual markers. These color codes are ‘meant to be seen’, therefore the paint or spray painted colors used, sometimes harshly contrast against the natural backdrop.

The 4 Images below are part of a much larger group of images, not to be shown here, of different ‘color groups’, which are shot with cheap color negative film material, producing a beautiful grain and even more beautiful colors …

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Porsche 911 T

 

With the support of a happy Porsche owner and a stunning Backdrop, to be found within the western austrian region of Vorarlberg, i managed to take a couple of Pictures of this quite exquisite 1973 Porsche 911T in Gemini Blue. This Model is one of the last ones of the air-cooled “911 F-Series”, also called the “Ur-Elfer”, built until 1973. Originally the 911 has been introduced as the 901 in Fall of 1963 at the IAA  in Frankfurt and until 1964 only 82 Exemplars have been manufactured under that Model name. After a legal dispute with the French Manufacturer Peugeot, Porsche had to change the model name, which really didn’t affect the beauty of this car negatively whatsoever…

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Hotel Konkurrenz – AO&

 

30 Tage AO&-Betrieb
14. Mai bis 15. Juni 2014
Bad Kleinkirchheim, Österreich
60 Zimmer, 100 Betten, Suiten, Dormitorium
Restaurant, Bar, Schwimmbad, Dampfbad, Sauna, Kraftraum, Tennisplätze

30 Days AO& in operation
May 14th through June 15th 2014
Bad Kleinkirchheim, Austria
60 Rooms, 100 Beds, Suites, Dormitory
Restaurant, Bar, Swimmingpool, Steam bath, Fitness area, Tennis courts

http://www.hotelkonkurrenz.at

 

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