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Funland

September 15, 2011

Oktoberfest is documented by Daniel von Mitschke in an unseen, poetic and serene manner

  • Text by Christine Bierhals

Next Saturday, Munich’s mayor will shout out "O'zapft is", marking the launch of the Oktoberfest 2011 where seven million visitors will descend on the Theresienwiese where they will demolish around seven million litres of beer, 120 oxen and over 59 baby calfs, wearing traditional costumes and listening to Bavarian music at the place which saw the crowning of Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese 201 years ago.

The acclaimed photographer Daniel von Mitschke interprets this spectacle in his series "Funland"... albeit in another, more serene manner. Ghostlike, almost stoical still and surreal imagery shows a world without the lights, loud colours and the countless people. The photographer documents the event in the two weeks prior to launch and reveals a contrasting image against what's to come.

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