Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Skeletons in the Closet

I can't get enough of this series by photographer Klaus Pincher who was given behind the scenes access to the Museum of Natural History in Vienna. The scenes he captured of taxidermy subjects seemingly mid-escape give new life to dead storage. Whimsical, colorful and endlessly creative.

According to Klaus: "As a photographer with limited knowledge of scientific research methods, the museum's back rooms presented to me a huge array of still lives. Their creation is determined by the need to find space saving storage solutions for the preservation of objects but also the fact that work on and with the exhibits is an ongoing process. Full of life, but dead nonetheless. Surprises included!"

The photos just experience their own exhibition at the Vienna museum - would have been fun to see them alongside their inspiration.