A Head On exhibition, REALITY CHECK – Vienna Revisited by Christoph Mueller, showing at Salerno Gallery in Glebe, Please note the printed program incorrectly states the opening times. The correct times are Tue – Wed 11 – 6, Thu – Sat 11 -7, Sun 11 – 4.
I have always enjoyed returning to Vienna where I was born. In November 2012 winter was approaching, the air was fresh, people were in a hurry and it was getting dark much earlier. The city had changed. This different atmosphere stimulated the idea for this exhibition. A city changes its face and mood with the seasons. A different reality comes to the fore.
Moving through the city I photographed familiar places. The images I took that November seemed to speak to my subconscious in a very special way, taking me back to my early childhood in post-war Vienna.
This series reflects a deep and emotional picture of what Vienna still means to me. Presenting the images in black & white I transpose the reality of today into a representation of the past. My past.
Christoph Mueller was born in Vienna, Austria and is now living in Sydney, Australia. His interest in photography started at high school and included many hours in the dark room. After migrating to Australia photography took second place. In recent years Christoph Mueller has been able to again focus on photography.