Lockdown: Vienna Nights in the Time of Corona is a retrospective of Vienna’s first COVID-19 lockdown in photographs and essays. True to form, the photographer captures the empty and quiet streets of Vienna in black and white in Spring 2020.
Firstly, the high quality images give the viewer the feeling of being out late at night during “lockdown”. However, it succeeds in portraying the unique beauty of Vienna — one that most people don’t get to see. It includes images of back-street lonely and atmospheric locations and well known Viennese landmarks.
Moreover, the photobook is threaded with essays that capture the essence of the moment of each photograph. The reader is brought through mysterious encounters in a cemetery and confrontations with the police.
Danny LoCascio was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. In his early working years, he worked and lived in Morocco, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia. Subsequently, he moved to Vienna, where he has been since 2000, teaching at The American International School.
In his career, he produced his own CD of Vienna-themed songs “Take Me to Vienna.” His book, Being Bob Dylan was published in 2017. For more than 20 years Danny has been performing in music clubs in Vienna, playing blues, originals and a Bob Dylan tribute. His radio show, Danny Chicago’s Blues Garage has been airing on Radio Orange 94.0 fm in Vienna for over 5 years.
To see more, find sample images in this Metropole article or check out Danny’s homepage.