‘I CLIMBED A MOUNTAIN ONCE’ is an series about mountains as motif and symbol of romanticism. During that period, achievements of individualists and artists were highly valued and a central part of this movement. Being alone and sur-rounded by nature was a widespread interest. Therefore the climb of a mountain was rather an actual act than a metaphor quoted in paintings. This series is a photographic approach a continuous interest in mountains as a place of physical ac-complishments, self-discovery - As a sanctuary. The narra-tive is defined by an alteration of landscape and architecture. The traces of human intervention are evident. ‘I climbed a mountain once’ was designed as a book, playing with the ambivalence of title and content.

(Austria, 2019)