At Home, since 2016
At Home is an ongoing photography project, started in 2016, which focuses on identities, personal spaces, and community.
I have started this series of photography portraits while living in the Türkis Rosa Lila Villa, a queer house project in Vienna. I lived there for 3 years and during that time I got very inspired by that place of 11 people living together. Living in the same house and being engaged in the community work gave me a strong feeling of mutual belonging. I’ve started photographing my housemates in their rooms mostly because I wanted to become closer to them, to get to know them better. It was my way of showing care and appreciation for being in my life, in the house, for supporting me and letting me support them. When I moved out I have continued photographing my next flatmates, friends, and other people who I met at the Viennese queer scene for the same reasons.
At Home is a participatory project, which encourages its protagonists, LGBTIQ people, to choose where and how they want to be portrayed. Together we create a space for intimacy that is putting them in both vulnerable and powerful positions at the same time and ensures the authenticity of the portraits.