Comments to some of the photos
John Bjarne Grover
I have earlier speculated if there could have been a burglary of the hard-disk on my computer - and then one could speculate that it could have been for abuse in publishing etc.
I have noticed some similarities in recent phenomena. First I must notice that the below photo of girl and dog was an ad for Bank Austria in 2005 or 2006, I think it was, when I photographed it - very large format on a tram stop near or within Simmering. In late 2011 I came across a garbage bin that had been opened - the bottom lid hung down and I photographed what was exposed. It had interesting similarities with the photo from some years earlier. The garbage bin was in the lower Rotenthurmstrasse in Vienna, but I would doubt that it had been arranged for the intended similarity when I came up the street.
The photo of the 'Concorde', a small backpacked animal I photographed on a sidewalk not far from the same place on Simmering or near to it, has some similarities with the front page of an 'Erotica' book (by Gilles Neret) exposed in bookshops nowadays. Whether it is of same type of similarity as the first one I don't know. (I don't know what sort of animal it was - it was walking slowly up towards the grocer's there with its impressive backpack).
Likewise, the grocer's shop Billa are advertising with lip-looking beef nowadays - perhaps not so unsimilar to the red photo I took at Praterkai, not so far from Simmering.
These three photos were from the same time period - when I lived in Ehamgasse in Simmering. I don't know if this could be a more widespread phenomenon - I have discovered it quite recently, and of course these could be coincidences.
If there is abuse of my work, with uncredited borrowing, it must of course be stopped.
Added on 31 august 2020: It seems that the photo of the 'backpack animal' was replaced with a photo of a snowball-white indistinct object registered on my page on 21 april 2015 - this must have been done by hackers, I think - at least I cannot remember to have done it and certainly this fine little backpack animal is a veritable miracle which I would not have deleted: It seems to tell allegorically of the ten plagues of Egypt (Exodus 7:14-12:36). (A frog is eating a Kheops pyramid which is eating a windsock etc.) I dont know what sort of animal it could have been - I photographed it on a sidewalk at Simmering. Could it have been a relative of the 'cosmic animal' - the Dunkelbirne - in Szolnok? There is even a discrepancy relative to my home computer photos - I had probably intended to put out this version of photo 6 and maybe that originally was on the page - it is possible that I myself replaced it with another version.
© John Bjarne Grover
On the web 16 december 2013
Last updated 31 august 2020