Logo: Gerald Zugmann - Fotografie KG
Photographs are skins, pelliculae, simulacra, removed from the things that surround us or are even concealed from view.

The earliest photographs were as thin and fine in their material structure as the sheets of paper that received them – photogenic drawings, morphologies, exposed once in the contact and then removed from the light again between the pages of books. Photographs are leaves, life pages of a book, delicate, grassy, transparent pages of nature and manifest pages of built objects, the architecture of our world.

Biography | Gerald Zugmann | Vienna Architectural photography | fine art photography | landscape photography

Gerald Zugmann was trained as a photographer at the Graphische Bundeslehr- und Versuchsanstalt Wien and works as a freelance photographer since 1978 with a focus on architectural photography. He has worked with Coop Himmelb(l)au for decades and photographed architecture and other objects for Haus-Rucker-Co, Günther Domenig, Carl Pruscha, Hans Hollein, Snohetta, Donald Judd, Kiki Smith, Vito Acconci, Chris Burden, Philip Johnson, Bruno Gironcoli, James Turrell, Jannis Kounellis, Franz West, Bernard Rudofsky, Karl Hikade, Rebecca Horn and many others.

He has also created photo series about Carlo Scarpa, R.M. Schindler, Louis I. Kahn, Frank Lloyd Wright, Adolf Loos and Walter Pichler.

1998-2001 he worked on the project Crossing California, about the architecture and landscape of California, in 2008 commencement of work on the project A Garden in West Cork, Ireland.

Since 1995 he is occupied with “plant architecture” and “artificial landscapes” (Twilight Project) and he started building spaces and landscapes in his studio. This now has become the main focus in his work.

He is an advocate of analogue photography and therefore he exclusively works with film and large format cameras and develops all gelatin silver prints by himself.

He is teaching architectural photography since 1996 at the Institute of Artistic Design at the Technical University of Vienna.

His photographic work is held in private and public collections in Europe and the United States.

Gerald Zugmann - Fotografie KG Biography