fake holidays (signed + print)

by Reiner Riedler


Photographs: Reiner Riedler

Text: Bill Koudenhoven, Jens Lindworsky

Publisher: Moser Verlag München

Year: 2009

ISBN: 978-3-9812344-4-2

Price: 290

Comments: 35 x 27,8 cm, edition of 50 book plus signed print in a yellow box. print motif: Superman in Turkey, 2006

City beaches and tropical paradises, artificial islands, Western cities and indoor skiing - a way to stay home and fake holidays!

Welcome to the world of fake holidays. Although authenticity and originality play a crucial role when choosing a holiday, the commercialisation of “the most beautiful time of year“ is becoming more and more obscure. Reiner Riedler investigates this trend and reports on the most absurd settings of fun parks worldwide in his melancholic photo book “Fake Holidays“. Riedler shows holidaymakers who pose in front of wallpaper showing erupting volcanoes while dining calmly. Or Arabs in a skiing hall in Dubai with outside temperatures of 40 degrees. The holidaymaker pays to pose in front of a copy of the original. Born in 1968 in Austria, Riedler spent years travelling the world in order to document these. With brief headings such as ‘longing’, ‘transformation’ or ‘passion’, the brutal irony and purchasable reality becomes apparent. Reality is what we see. And what we see exceeds our imagination by far.

> see also Reiner Riedler's fine art prints


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fake holidays (signed + print)

by Reiner Riedler


Photographs: Reiner Riedler

Text: Bill Koudenhoven, Jens Lindworsky

Publisher: Moser Verlag München

Year: 2009

ISBN: 978-3-9812344-4-2

Price: 290

Comments: 35 x 27,8 cm, edition of 50 book plus signed print in a yellow box. print motif: Superman in Turkey, 2006

City beaches and tropical paradises, artificial islands, Western cities and indoor skiing - a way to stay home and fake holidays!

Welcome to the world of fake holidays. Although authenticity and originality play a crucial role when choosing a holiday, the commercialisation of “the most beautiful time of year“ is becoming more and more obscure. Reiner Riedler investigates this trend and reports on the most absurd settings of fun parks worldwide in his melancholic photo book “Fake Holidays“. Riedler shows holidaymakers who pose in front of wallpaper showing erupting volcanoes while dining calmly. Or Arabs in a skiing hall in Dubai with outside temperatures of 40 degrees. The holidaymaker pays to pose in front of a copy of the original. Born in 1968 in Austria, Riedler spent years travelling the world in order to document these. With brief headings such as ‘longing’, ‘transformation’ or ‘passion’, the brutal irony and purchasable reality becomes apparent. Reality is what we see. And what we see exceeds our imagination by far.

> see also Reiner Riedler's fine art prints


More books by Reiner Riedler

more books tagged »travel« | >> see all

more books tagged »Austrian« | >> see all

A collector's choice by josefchladek.com

fake holidays (signed + print)

by Reiner Riedler


Photographs: Reiner Riedler

Text: Bill Koudenhoven, Jens Lindworsky

Publisher: Moser Verlag München

Year: 2009

ISBN: 978-3-9812344-4-2

Price: 290

Comments: 35 x 27,8 cm, edition of 50 book plus signed print in a yellow box. print motif: Superman in Turkey, 2006

City beaches and tropical paradises, artificial islands, Western cities and indoor skiing - a way to stay home and fake holidays!

Welcome to the world of fake holidays. Although authenticity and originality play a crucial role when choosing a holiday, the commercialisation of “the most beautiful time of year“ is becoming more and more obscure. Reiner Riedler investigates this trend and reports on the most absurd settings of fun parks worldwide in his melancholic photo book “Fake Holidays“. Riedler shows holidaymakers who pose in front of wallpaper showing erupting volcanoes while dining calmly. Or Arabs in a skiing hall in Dubai with outside temperatures of 40 degrees. The holidaymaker pays to pose in front of a copy of the original. Born in 1968 in Austria, Riedler spent years travelling the world in order to document these. With brief headings such as ‘longing’, ‘transformation’ or ‘passion’, the brutal irony and purchasable reality becomes apparent. Reality is what we see. And what we see exceeds our imagination by far.

> see also Reiner Riedler's fine art prints


More books by Reiner Riedler

more books tagged »travel« | >> see all

more books tagged »Austrian« | >> see all

A collector's choice by josefchladek.com