anke linz and andreas oettinger make up artistic due billy und hells who produce amongst other things such arresting postcard style portraits. their atmosphere of quiet neo-nostalgia is portrayed in a painterly frescoed style that complements the ennui of the subjects that seem so naively still-life like. altogether it is the melancholy drama that forms the centre of their dark-eyed portraiture; a weary element that seems trapped in time. although photo manipulations are a mere click away for most with a cellphone nowadays, i still enjoy the compositional identities that they manage to capture with such peaceful elegance.