muscles & bones
muscles & bones depicts young adults at the public bathing areas along the Old Danube river in Vienna. It addresses how (gender) stereotypes, media and advertisement influences the poses chosen.
“Untitled (Sisters)” embodies the influences of modern media perfectly. The younger sister leans cool against the tree. Her gaze oscillates between indifference and seriousness. Her teenager sister has already internalized typical gender roles and beauty concepts. This direct comparison of the two sisters in one single images shows what the difference of a couple years in age account for.

The ancient wetplate photographic technique changes the poses of the models. Prammer takes only one photo per subject; no retakes. The models have to hold their poses very still. Because of these facts a special atmosphere arrises.

Vienna, June 2013
Series of 25 photographs

Original plate: Ferrotype, 13x18cm, unique copy

Print-edition: pigment prints from (wetplate/ ferrotype scan), framed 66 x 88 cm, edition: 5

Leporello: „human atlas“, Vienna and Milan, 2014, artist-edition: 20