Michael Dürr


Fashion photographer and founder of Cinema Photographique, Michael Dürr, has worked in the Austrian fashion industry for more than twenty years. His photographs have appeared in international fashion magazines such as Another, ID, Sleek, Qvest, Blend, Soma, Faq, Le Purple Journal and Selfservice, in Vienna, Berlin, Paris, Rio, Hong Kong, Miami, New York as well as Amsterdam. In addition to his magazine work, Dürr has produced commercial works for H&M, Mercedes Benz, Diesel and Palmers. At the heart of Dürr’s sensuous photography lies a passion for natural daylight and the playful shadows it casts. His models are primarily female, and the cinematic sets are carefully staged. Apart from advertising and fashion, Dürr’s photography also includes portraits of prominent figures such as David Lynch, Vivienne Westwood, Adrien Brody, Diane Kruger and Vincent Gallo.

Cinema Photographique is Europe’s first ever cinema for fashion photography, created and curated by Michael Dürr in 2008. Supported by companies including Vöslauer, all i need, Agent Provocateur, Mac Cosmetics, Diesel Black Gold, Keinen Beistrich and Swarovski, Cinema Photographique received its premiere at the Festival for Fashion & Photography in Vienna. Further showings have followed in cooperation with museums, galleries, hotels as well as festivals.

Dürr completed his education at the School for Graphic Design in Vienna. Starting off in the early 90s, he worked as an assistant photographer for some years before venturing into the profession himself. Today he works and lives part-time in Vienna and Miami, enjoying a successful career and life of traveling. His work has been showcased at group exhibitions in Amsterdam, Berlin, Paris, Barcelona and Vienna as well as numerous solo exhibitions in Vienna.
Another Austria presents a very special selection of Dürr’s work, created for the Austrian fashion labels Elfenkleid, Claudia Rosa Lukas, Gregor Pirouzi & Nina Peter, Lena Hoschek, Petar Petrov, Wendy & Jim, Global Citizen, Florian Ladstätter, to name but a few.