Ida Kreutzer (pron.: /i:dʌ kʀɔʏtsɐ/, ee-da kroy-tsa), born and raised in Austria, is a Brooklyn based natural light photographer, specializing in portraiture and documentary photography. Working both with film and digital gear and also developing her own negatives is tied into her work flow and part of the way she creates.
She has been cultivating a portrait series titled Women since 2004. In addition to her portrait work, she regularly photographs fashion editorials for the Park Slope store Kiwi.
Beyond the lens, Ida has expanded her creative abilities into the world of design. With a background in architecture, having worked as a draftsperson, she later went on to study metalwork and jewelry making at Montclair State University. Upon her return to Austria she decided to go into business for herself and established her own line of handbags and accessories, which she all makes herself from ethically sourced materials. For her designs, Ida values longevity and function, as well as a timeless minimalist aesthetic.
Ida has collaborated with Austrian clothing designer Johanna Hauck for a limited edition line of handmade handbags, which were presented as part of the Grazer Designmonat (Graz Month of Design). Her readiness to venture beyond bags for custom orders led to a regular DIY segment on Austrian national TV, where she demonstrated a wide range of skills. Over the course of a year, she would teach her viewers everything from making their own furniture to practical housekeeping hacks in easy to follow steps on TV and on her DIY blog. She also offers interior design consultations.
Her love of hip-hop music and culture has inspired her to design custom made slipmats. An Austrian DJ and producer who requested a pair encouraged her to include them in her line-up.
She is currently working on a project featuring portraits on film and interviews with female artists in New York City. It will be released as a book in late 2019. A series of photographs titled “Saltwater” is currently on display at baba cool in Brooklyn, and the show “A Story from Land and Sea”, for which she partnered with fellow Austrian photographer Luca Mercedes Stemer, opens on June 16.
Past / Current:
Women (solo) - Gleisdorf, Austria (2011)
Women (group) - Schloss Hainfeld, Austria (2011)
NYC (solo) - Brooklyn, NY (2017)
Disrupt (group) Artists & Fleas, NY (2017)
Super Heroines (solo) - Brooklyn, NY (2018)
mindframe (solo) - Brooklyn, NY (2018)
Saltwater (solo) - Brooklyn, NY (2019)
A Story From Land And Sea (group) - Brooklyn, NY (2019)
Lady Liberty (solo) - Brooklyn, NY (2019)
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