Klaus Pichler is an artist and photographer living and working in Vienna, Austria. After studying landscape architecture from 1996 – 2005 at the University of Life Sciences in Vienna, Pichler has been a freelance photographer ever since, working for international clients and pursuing personal projects.

In an ongoing series entitled Just the Two Of Us, Pichler takes portraits of Cosplayers dressed up, but within the confines of their own homes. Short for “costume play”, Cosplay is a performance art and subculture in which participants wear costumes and accessories to represent a specific character or idea.

When you come to think of it, we all have a second skin we sometimes slip into. Whether it’s a camera lense, a pile of make-up or a big, furry costume that helps us do it.

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