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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).
Feelin' Horny by Cyril-Helnwein
Feelin' Horny
This photo is part of my "Beautiful Disasters" series and is featured in a 95-page hard cover coffee table book available on amazon here:…  

photoshop-free photograpy as usual: model sitting on a strobe light

p.s. don't get technical with me, I know they're antlers and not horns.

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hosagu Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Pleasure Monsieur :clap:
TaranJHook Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You are a genius! A very strange, wonderful genius!
Cyril-Helnwein Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Professional Photographer
Why, thank you very much.
northern-art Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
Wonderful portfolio you have.
Cyril-Helnwein Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Professional Photographer
Many thanks! :)
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