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My name ist Stefan Czurda, I’m a street photographer and author from Vienna, Austria, thank you for visiting my website.

The focus of my photography lies in human subjects that are surrounded by public spaces or urban environments.

I have been photographing since 2007, but found my passion in street photography in 2020, when I purchased a used Leica M camera and started to intensively study the great masters of reportage and street photography.

After training my skills in casual street photography for two years from 2020 to early 2023, I started my work on my “urban ghost” project in 2023, that was inspired by the work of Olga Karlovac and Alexey Titarenko.

Urban Ghost photos are based on random encounters with strangers on the streets. The use of longer exposure times creates a ghostly appearance of people photographed, which is variable in its appearance. Color selection, contrasts and a non-distracting backgrounds are additional important components of this photography.

Following an invitation in 2022, I regularly publish articles on street and urban photography on a guest photoblog called “Urban Essentials” in the Austrian online newspaper ““.

Photos © Stefan Czurda