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Cyril Helnwein
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Film photographer at heart, although I often use digital cameras.

I've lived and worked in Austria, Germany, England, Scotland and the USA, eventually settling in Ireland in 1997.

I don't digitally manipulate my photographs, instead I use traditional photography tools such as lighting, movement and timing.

I am married to Irish actress/model Kojii and we have three children.

My exhibition "Beautiful Disasters" in Vienna is closing today.  It was quite successful and I look forward to starting a new photo-series for my next show.

Here is a cool little film about the exhibition, created by Konrad Weixelbraun.  Music by my brother, Ali Helnwein.   Check it out:

And here's a spot on ORF (Austrian National TV):


Castle Gurteen de la Poer in the Autumn by Cyril-Helnwein
Castle Gurteen de la Poer in the Autumn
Castle Gurteen de la Poer, informally known as Castle Gurteen, on an Autumn afternoon. 
Tipperary's lovely Slievenamon (meaning "mountain of the women" in Irish) in the background.

Shot from a 40-foot cherry picker (with no HDR, filtering or other digital tricks!)

The Castle
was built in the 1860s in a neo-Gothic style by the Power family.  Home of the Helnwein family since 1998.

Submitted to
CRPhotography for the October architecture contest.
A Load of Craic (detail) by Cyril-Helnwein
A Load of Craic (detail)
This is a close up of A Load of Craic to show some of the details

"Craic", is a term for news, gossip, fun, entertainment, and enjoyable conversation, particularly prominent in Ireland.  It is often used with the definite article – the craic. The word has an unusual history; the English crack was borrowed into Irish as craic in the mid-20th century and the Irish spelling was then reborrowed into English. The term has great cultural currency and significance in Ireland.

This is a software-generated mosaic of 100s of asses (each ass was photographed individually).

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martiuk Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Professional Photographer
An unique view of life - I adore it. Strange as it appears, dig deep enough and every day existence seeps through; it's not that bizarre!

I value your thorough approach to image making. Thought, planning and extreme excellent execution provides captivating pictures. If this is just you and model(s) collaborating then it is more ingeniously conceived. 

Knowing from experience the absolute distrust and anxiousness some models throw up at pre-shoot discussions, I defend my actions by admitting I have (sometimes) a weird solution for producing photographs, they either withdraw or do it. 

Are you the sole instigator or are there others who assist you? I really would like to know. Congratulations on a inspirational gallery. I do plan to purchase your book. :w00t:
Cyril-Helnwein Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thanks very much for the kind words.  The ideas are indeed my own, at least 99.99% of the time.  Often inspired by other artists. 
The models of course are collaborators and sometimes I have assistants help out on the shoot if I need an extra pair of hands (or eyes to keep a lookout). Usually it's just a simple shoot that takes a few minutes to execute (although often with many hours and sometimes even weeks of preparation).
The book is pretty cool, if I may say so myself.  95 pages, hardcover and a nice big format too.  ;-)
3wyl Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
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hosagu Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats dear friend :)
Cyril-Helnwein Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thanks! :-)
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