Martin Fuchs was born in Vienna 1979, where he lives and works as a freelance photographer and graphic designer.
He will be doing an internship at Magnum Photos New York from May 2005 to October 2005.
"I am seeing the photographer's art as an examination of the self as well as of the world. When I start to work an a photographic project I always have to take some time wandering around observing the people and the situation around me. I want to become part of my environment. Only when I have the feeling that I have an overview of the whole situation do I start taking pictures.
I try to take pictures from unexpected angles and surprising perspectives and I am conscious of the fact that I can not be objective. It is important to show my very personal point of view, to capture and transport moods and emotions. For me, photography is a good way to grapple with myself and life, to learn and mature. What could be more interesting than life itself?"