Vienna Night Prowl in the Time of Corona

A photographer takes us on a walk through Vienna by night in the time of Corona.

“My wife calls me a vampire because of my nocturnal lifestyle. During the coronavirus lockdown, I took a nightly walk for exercise through the empty streets of Vienna. I began seeing interesting images that can only be felt in a nighttime setting.

So I started bringing my camera along, capturing scenes of an empty and deserted city in black and white. My objective was to give the viewer the feel of Vienna at night during the Time of Corona, and also produce images that stood on their own as photographically strong. 

Through this project I have rediscovered Vienna, and I hope the viewer will as well.” 


There are many more photographs in this series.
Framed prints are available.
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Danny LoCascio was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He has worked and lived in Morocco, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and now Vienna since 2000, teaching digital media at The American International School.

His many extra-curricular activities include performing musically under the name Danny Chicago, doing Bob Dylan Tribute shows, playing in several blues bands, hosting a broadcast on Radio Orange called “Danny Chicago’s Blues Garage“, publishing two books, “Being Bob Dylan” and a children’s book “Kann Ich Helfen” with Picus Verlag.

He produced his own CD of Vienna-themed songs “Take Me to Vienna.” Danny hosts regular open-mics at Tunnel and also dabbles in stand-up comedy. He also manages an all-girl 60s band called Blonde on Blonde.

You can find out more at www.dannychicago.com

“Have you already seen Vienna by night? Have you experienced that?” sings Reinhard Fendrich in one of his famous songs – in German, of course: “Haben Sie Wien schon bei Nacht gesehen? Haben Sie das schon erlebt?” Another photographer takes us on a tour of nightly Vienna in these strange times, so we can experience what Fendrich sings about, with eerie but strangely beautiful pictures of our city in deep slumber. To listen and watch click here. Haben Sie Wien schon bei Nacht gesehan [Editor Note]

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Danny LoCascio
Danny LoCascio was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He has worked and lived in Morocco, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and now Vienna since 2000, teaching digital media at The American International School. His many other extra-curricular activities include performing musically under the name Danny Chicago, doing Bob Dylan Tribute shows, playing in several blues bands, hosting a broadcast on Radio Orange called "Danny Chicago’s Blues Garage", publishing two books, “Being Bob Dylan” and a children’s book “Kann Ich Helfen”. He produced his own CD of Vienna-themed songs “Take Me to Vienna”. Danny hosts regular open-mics at Tunnel and also dabbles in stand-up comedy. You can find out more on his web site, www.dannychicago.com.

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