Stefan Furtbauer was born in 1976 and raised in Upper Austria, living and working in Vienna since 1997. The self taught photographer started to take pictures early in childhood when his father passed down plastic camera to him. After following various careers he returned to photography through the digital revolution though he works analogue and hybrid as well.Eiterquellen is a free work on Viennese Wurstel Diners and the little different Viennese fast-food culture.
Most of the time these diners are isolated islands of food supply in an ancient surrounding with a dash of cultural heritage. Isolated both in the sense of appearance as well as in the sense of resisting against global operating fast-food chains. But the ‘improper’ and modern their architecture may appear, the much heritage there is behind the scenes.
Viennese wurstel diners have been introduced during the Austro-Hungarian “K.u.K.” Monarchy around 1870 to provide a safe income for wounded war veterans. Since then they became an essential part of the urban culture not by only supplying snacks but also being a meeting spot of the distinctive Viennese working class and the high society, too.