Fake Holidays, Great Art Photos

Theme hotels, Las Vegas virtual reality rides and indoor skiing venues aren’t usually the subjects one associates with high art, but for Austrian photographer Reiner Riedler, they’re his subject of choice. The documentary photographer shoots theme parks around the world to create amusing, surreal images.

An man in a full astronaut suit stands amidst scantily clad sunbathers and water slides at a Turkish hotel; families cruise around faux Greek ruins on a German theme park’s water ride, Dubai men in flowing white robes beat the heat on the slopes of Ski Dubai. Riedler’s photos are currently on display at the Galerie MOMENTUM in Vienna, or check them out in the book Fake Holidays, published by Moser last year.

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