ich bin waldviertel

29 December 2012

Die beiden Schwestern Hannah (7) und Alena (9) wohnen in Merkenbrechts, einem 170-Seelen-Dorf im Waldviertel, ein isolierter, ländlicher Landstrich in Österreich, nahe der tschechischen Grenze. Hannah und Alena haben zwei ältere Brüder, aber verbringen die meiste Zeit ihres unbeschwerten Lebens gemeinsam. Sie schwimmen und spielen in Wald und Garten.

Merkenbrechts, Austria

Hannah (7) and Alena (9) are two sisters who live in Merkenbrechts, a village of 170 inhabitants in Waldviertel, an isolated rural area of Austria, near the Czech border. The girls have two older brothers, but spend much of their time together in a carefree life, swimming, playing outdoors, and engrossed in games around the house.

Hannah (7) y Alena (9) son dos hermanas que viven en Merkenbrechts, una localidad de 170 habitantes en el Waldviertel, una zona rural aislada de Austria, cerca de la frontera checa. Tienen dos hermanos mayores, pero pasan la mayor parte del tiempo juntas disfrutando de una vida sin preocupaciones, nadando, al aire libre, y ocupadas con juegos en casa.

Hannah (7 ans) et Alena (9 ans) sont deux sœurs qui vivent à Merkenbrechts, un village de 170 habitants du Waldviertel, une zone rurale autrichienne isolée, près de la frontière tchèque. Elles ont deux frères plus âgés, mais passent la majeure partie de leur temps ensemble dans l’insouciance, nageant, jouant dehors ou absorbées par leurs jeux à la maison.

Hannah (7 anni) e Alena (9) sono due sorelle che vivono a Merkenbrechts, un villaggio di 170 abitanti nel Waldviertel, una zona rurale isolata dell’Austria, vicino al confine ceco. Le bimbe hanno due fratelli maggiori, ma trascorrono molto tempo insieme conducendo una vita spensierata, nuotando e organizzando giochi all’aperto intorno alla casa.

De zusjes Hannah (7) en Alena (9) wonen in het dorp Merkenbrechts (170 inwoners) in Waldviertel, een afgelegen landelijk gebied in Oostenrijk, dicht bij de Tsjechische grens. Hoewel Hannah en Alena twee oudere broers hebben, brengen ze hun zorgeloze bestaan grotendeels samen door met zwemmen, ravotten en spelletjes in en rond hun huis.

Hannah (7 anos) e Alena (9 anos) são duas irmãs que vivem em Merkenbrechts, uma aldeia com 170 habitantes em Waldviertel, área rural isolada da Áustria, perto da fronteira checa. Têm dois irmãos mais velhos, mas passam a maior parte do tempo juntas e levam uma vida despreocupada: nadam, brincam ao ar livre, entretêm-se com jogos em casa.

Две сестры – семилетняя Ханна и девятилетняя Алена – живут в Меркенбрехте – деревеньке со 170 жителями, расположенной недалеко от границы с Чехией, в уединенном сельском регионе Австрии Вальдфиртель. У Ханны и Алены есть два старших брата, но большую часть своей беззаботной жизни девочки проводят вдвоем, купаясь, играя дома, во дворе или на улице.

Location

Merkenbrechts, Austria

Technical information

Shutter speed: 1/60
ISO: 800
F-Stop: 2.8
Focal Length: 24.0 mm
Camera: Nikon D700

Carla Kogelman
Nationality:
The Netherlands
About:
Carla Kogelman (b. 1961) has worked in the theatre industry for 25 years. In December 2011, she graduated at the Foto Academie Amsterdam. She was always interested in the stories backstage, the actors' stories instead of those being performed on stage. Her portrait series of actors backstage won first prize at the Zilveren Camera in 2011 and the Dutch national photography portfolio contest, the SO (Selection Of Dutch Photography) Awards, in 2013.