Lockdown: Vienna Nights in the Time of Corona is a retrospective of Vienna’s first COVID-19 suspension in photographs and essays capturing the city in Spring 2020 in luminous black and white.
With photographs by Danny LoCascio, and texts by LoCascio and Metropole editor in chief Dardis McNamee, the book is an elegant testimony to our altered world, to the eerie stillness, the moments of magic unfolding on Vienna’s streets during the first lockdown. Find images of loneliness in empty lanes, atmospheric locations and well-known Viennese landmarks transformed.
In lustrous, high quality images, you rediscover the feeling of being out late at night on abandoned bi-ways, portraying the unique beauty of a Vienna most people don’t get to see. You travel through back-street lonely corners and atmospheric locations, and rediscover places you thought you knew.
And threaded all through are essays that capture the essence of the moments and settings of each photograph, of mysterious encounters in a cemetery or 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.