Your own backyard in a public pool: Stylist Simon WINKELMÜLLER c/o FREDA+WOOLF and photographer Yannick Schuette c/o FREDA+WOOLF produced ‘Until the Pool Closes’, a story with owners of Kabanen, or Austrian rental swimming huts, at Vienna’s Gänsehäufel pools and beaches for DIE PRESSE SCHAUFENSTER.
Gänsehäufel is a foresty sand island in the Old Danube in Vienna’s municipal district Donaustadt, which is used as a swimming facility. The name references the former heaps of accumulated sand which were used mainly for breeding geese. The Kabanen on the West Beach of the Gänsehäufel form a quiet little village within the city limits.
For this SCHAUFENSTER photo spread, Simon and Yannick, who often commute between Vienna and Berlin, wanted to photograph people who regularly visit Gänsehäufel, and preferably rent one the Kabanen, in impressive looks one would probably not expect to find in an eco-system like a public pool...
Simon Winkelmüller went into business for himself after graduating from the Fashion College in Michelbeuern and an internship at Flair magazine. He has already styled for Andy Wolf, Diva, DM, INDIE magazine, Musikexpress, Palmers, Die Presse Schaufenster, Rondo magazine, Tank magazine, Vogue Portugal, Wienerin, ZOOC, and besides with Yannick Schuette, he has cooperated with photographers such as Elizaveta Porodina, Irina Gavrich and Rafaela Proell. The British Fashion Council named him one of the ‘Young Creative Talents’ of his time…
“I have always found it very exciting to give a story or a person a certain expression or direction with clothing. Then there is, of course, getting to work with interesting people every day. You discover so many new places and get the opportunity to let those creative juices flow… In my particular case, it started with training at a fashion school. After five years of studying and an enormous amount of production, I wanted to continue working in the creative industry, but with clothing that already existed. Which is why I decided to focus more on styling and productions,” Simon says in an interview with THE GAP magazine.
Several more exciting fashion projects by Simon are available via FREDA + WOOLF and on GoSee.NEWS.