An acclaimed DJ, singer-songwriter, and musician, Moby is credited as helping to bring electronic dance music to the masses. World renown, he has toured for the past 20 years and now has captured “the strangeness of touring” in his first book of photographs, titled Destroyed.
Born Richard Melville Hall in 1965, Moby started playing music at age 9 and taking photos a year later—shooting 35mm black-and-white film on a Nikon camera that his uncle, a New York Times and National Geographic photographer, had given him. He studied philosophy and photography in college, where he developed his own film and processed his prints in the school’s darkroom.
Imparting striking visual form to the mental state of his models—which included himself, patrons, friends and lovers—Egon Schiele was one of the most important portraitists working in Europe in the early-20th century. Composing mostly portraits and landscapes in oil, watercolor and drawing, Schiele constructed a powerful body of work in a remarkably short amount of time. Nearly 100 of his self-portraits and portraits, produced between 1906, when he was still a student, and 1918, the year of his and his pregnant wife’s sudden deaths from the Spanish flu, are currently on view at the Belvedere in Vienna, through June 13.