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Mathias Kniepeiss

Mathias Kniepeiss | Austria

"In photography, nothing is impossible, whether to document stories for eternity or to create new worlds"

As a teenager, Mathias Kniepeiss was an avid painter, and although trained as a digital designer, he taught himself the art of photography. Initially he combined his passion for sports as a team photographer for Red Bull Racing and Scuderia Toro Rosso in Formula One, but the more he learned, the greater his curiosity grew for other areas of photography such as industry, advertising and reportage, in which he works cross-divisionally today. Since 2014 he has been creating historical and artistic costume productions under his pseudoym "Mateo Moém". In his fantastically staged photo series he tries to use the means of photography to lift the boundaries of being and appearance and to capture life in all its sensuality.

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