Description In June 2008, Austria, along with Switzerland, was host to the European Soccer Championship, and on the day this image was taken, there was the match Austria vs Germany. Thousands of people were on the streets, mostly on their way to one of the public viewing areas in the so-called fan zones, and what I saw in Westbahnstraße, was one of the funnier ideas. Some people had taken a TV set out onto the sidewalk, along with some furniture, and were viewing in public. Someone made a video, and they really seemed to enjoy themselves. Oh yes, Austria lost 0:1, but that was to be expected :)
Andreas Manessinger, Vienna Member Since January 2008 Artist Statement I'm a photographer based in Vienna, Austria's capital, and Carinthia, Austria's southern, sunny province. Since autumn 2006 I have a daily photoblog.
Doing photography on a daily basis has been very challenging and incredibly rewarding at once. It seems easy to get one single good image in a whole day, but doing it every day is a completely different story. From one shooting you come home with ten or more candidates, and only one of them can be the Image of the Day - and the next day you begin again from zero.
It's a constant challenge to creativity, but nothing could have been better training to my vision and my imagination. Visit my blog to follow me on my journey.