A NIGHT IN VIENNA – Peter Schmid for Kurt Prynne

The spontaneous collaboration between Peter Schmid and Kurt Prynne epitomizes unrestricted creative expression. With only a select few clothing items delivered in a small box to his studio in Vienna, Peter’s curiosity was piqued. Unacquainted with KURT PRYNNE’s designs, he immediately felt a connection with the brand’s philosophy, subtle style, and the fascinating story behind its name. The result? An unforgettable night.

In a world where nudity is often taboo, there exists a hidden domain where inhibitions are cast aside. In the shadows, desire intensifies as the exhibitionist encounters the voyeur under the flash of light. A simple black fabric draws attention, delicately framing muscular curves with slender straps.

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Here, Peter, the visionary photographer, concocts three captivating narratives with three unique models, each drawing the viewer into an enticing realm where passion takes centre stage.

“Fortunately, the briefs and jockstrap I received for the photo shoot fit me perfectly. When I wear them, I contemplate the men who wore these pieces before me. Do briefs retain memories?” – Peter Schmid

The Dancer | LUKAS

I’ve known Lukas for years. He’s a serene, empathetic individual who showcases his talents onstage as both a dancer and a drag artist, embracing his alter ego as a ‘creature of the night’. One sultry summer evening, we venture to a deserted playground in the Vienna Prater. Apart from a few oblivious late joggers, we’re alone. As the harsh flashlight illuminates the playground, its equipment transforms into eerie shapes reminiscent of a darkroom or a pole dance stage.

The Cowboy | Eric

Erich leads a captivating double life: by night, he transitions from artist to escort, his moustache and piercing eyes concealing his wild desires. In Vienna’s outskirts lies a sprawling 1970s-era park, filled with enchanting corners. Amidst graffiti-covered walls and decaying architecture, we capture moments while a nearby couple indulges in passionate kisses.

The Player | Stefan

Stefan, relatively new to rugby, boasts a muscular physique sculpted from years of rafting in Japan, where he also leads tourist groups, aligned with his Japanology studies. When asked to pose nearly nude on the rugby field, Stefan eagerly agrees. Meeting at the pitch a few days later, amidst chilly darkness, we capture his raw energy as he joins the training teams, both of us quickly warming up despite the cold.