Mysterious Lampshade Man Snaps Photos Across Austria

A curious project known simply as Die Lampe, or The Lamp, features a man wearing a lampshade on his head as he poses for pictures all across Innsbruck, Austria. The unusual yet entertaining project this man has undertaken is masked in mystery along with the elusive subject's identity. Though his name and face are unknown, he certainly has a way of attracting attention.

The whimsical series of images, which are only growing in numbers with each passing day, ironically spotlight the two-legged lamp-man hybrid balancing on railings, standing defiantly on the edge of rooftops, and pretzeling himself between wood posts. Part photo series, part performance art; his figure is seen delightfully putting on a visual show that simultaneously highlights the various locales of the Austrian city. In a way, the subject of Die Lampe‘s images are not actually the man himself, but the city he inhabits.

Die Lampe on Facebook
via [Lost At E Minor]


Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at NBC Universal, Penguin Books, and the Tribeca Film Festival as well as many other independent media companies. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies—anything from foreign art house films to mainstream blockbusters.
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