Rico Scagliola & Michael Meier
Rico Scagliola (born 1985 in Uster) and Michael Meier (born 1982 in Chur) live and work in Zurich. They studied photography
at the University of the Arts in Zurich from 2006 to 2010 and began collaborating as a team in 2008. Since then Rico Scagliola & Michael Meier have worked on commissions such as Migros Geschäftsbericht 2008, projects for Das Magazin
, of the Zurich paper Tages Anzeiger
, and presented their photo series in the art magazines If You're Into It, We're Out of It
. They are primarily interested in creating “portraits of manners,” exploring social groups and their imagery consciousness.
Edition Patrick Frey
For three years Rico Scagliola and Michael Meier have been taking candid photographs of people from all walks of life and of every age in public and semi-public urban spaces: on streets and city squares, in cafés and bars, train stations and airports, stores and shopping centers. Combined with genuine words taken from the internet or heard in the street, this photographic series is a comédie humaine of the present day and age.