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MTL3 Featured By Owner 3 days ago   Photographer
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madlynx Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014   Photographer
  :iconmadlynx: :iconfaveplz: Wild Thing! by madlynx
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BikeBoyPunk Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi again and thanks for another fave :+fav: it's always appreciated :)
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stevepl Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
Thanks for all of the faves :-)

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Csipesz Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks so much for the fave!
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mikebp Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you for faving! M :) (Smile) 
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TheHarlequinsMask Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Professional Photographer
My thanks for the Favourites, greatly appreciated. :camera:
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BikeBoyPunk Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi there and thanks for the fave :+fav: it's much appreciated :)
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MikeG6 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
Yes - it really is a shame many of the orginal slide are damaged. Doing some inquiry about photography in Vienna in the 1970s, I found an antiquarian who has a huge collection of original photography – including a huge collection of Polaroids. Over the years he bought the heir of some photographers after they died. According to him, it was very easy. Whenever he hears about a deceased photographer he sets contacts to surviving dependets – the same concept he conducts to buy rare old books. The gentleman reported he found a big box in the photographer’s estate just covering this one single pictorial – it was a book he planned. He said, there were at least 1000 slides covering the event. (Good old Ektachrome, 36 photos on each film, 10 films per shooting, three different shootings – the amount seems to be realistic) But most transparencies were mildewed, damaged by scratches and water spotting.
The antiquarian owns a couple of cases of originals of other photographers as well. There also are other kinds of „photo novels” featuring model Sylvia Groess. Unfortunately none of them covers a similar adventure in tropical conditions...
On the other hand, to set the story somewhere in the more northern hemisphere covering all four season actually makes the whole adventure even more daring. If you think of the model running around in the wilderness nude to pose for the photographer’s requirements, doing it in the mud of late fall and also in winter, in snow, really is a story on its own. If it is true what I heard while doing my invquiry on this event, each and every shooting lastet for at least five or six hours. The photographer went with the model to his locations. It is reported, she undressed to hide her belongings somewhere at a significant spot. It is said, the photographer acted this way, because he did not work with an assistant to script the scenes. To guarantee a correct story line he wanted the girl to stay as she has been in the scene before. (Including the dirt she collected with time). It sounds a bit inticately, but it seems the photographer was an elderly man and a paper pusher as well. It also might have been his fetish to have the nude girl doing this kind of stuff the way he wanted it.
Anyway, to imagine the situation in February 1978, chilly, a lot of mud everywhere and some areas still offering snow, the shooting of the adventure must have been an adventure as well. The areas they went can’t be considered as public areas, but chances were still there to meet a hiker or a huntsman any time. As far as I know, it happened. Not to mention situations in summer and early autumn the year before. Nostitsch took Sylvia in some real wilderness full of wild blackberry and other thorny plants. A couple of pictures are proof for the willigness of the model concerning the circumstances of this job.
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MikeG6 Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
Hi. I actually have an almost full set of the pictures of Sylvia Groess shot in summer and early fall 1977 and in February 1978 (in snow) in some remote and wild regions of the Viennese Woods. The pictures are from the legacy of photographer Christian Nostitsch who shot the "photo-novel” of a nude girl in the wilderness. Being involved in a book-project about the "wild and liberal Seventies in Vienna” I also did some inquiries on the backgrounds. Nostitsch had a strange approach to shoot his story. The model had to hide her belongings (mainly a simple shirt) near a significant point and in search for good locations the photographer and his nude model went through the forest for hours - even in winter. Must have been quite an experience... Unfortunately boxes full of slides were stored in bad condition - half of the pictures show marks of dust, scratches and humidity. If you give me access to any dashboard I will post a selection...
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