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Sandra Maria Miklautz

October 13, 2016

Sandra Maria Miklautz

I first saw Sandra on stage in 2001, when she was still studying at the Performing Center Austria. “Magic to do” was a great show, directed and choreographed by the phantastic Alonso Barros. Later that year Sandra played in “Crazy Love”, a very cute new (in 2001) musical at the Wiener Metropol. Since then she has worked for the Vereinigte Bühnen Wien, did a lot of freelance work and is also teaching dance-classes. In case you have seen “Das Orangenmädchen” – a beautiful little musical at the Off-Stage theatre in 2008/2009, based on the book of Jostein Garder, Sandra played the title role.

Sandra Maria Miklautz

And now, finally – 15 years later after getting to know her – I had the pleasure to take Sandra’s portraits! 🙂 Such a beautiful face! We tried different kind of outfits (that’s the advantage of shooting at somebody’s home instead of a studio) until we finally started taking photos of Sandra wearing her nightgown, which worked perfectly well for me, as she seems to be a very open, passionate woman. If you want to find out more about Sandra herself, please also visit her own website. I hope you enjoy the photos as much as I enjoyed shooting!

Sandra Maria Miklautz

 

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:-(

June 1, 2011

Really bad news last week…

http://www.stol.it/Artikel/Kultur-im-Ueberblick/Musik/Trauer-um-Bozner-Musicaldarsteller-Dietmar-Seidner

I was really shocked, how can someone so nice simply die?! And at his age? He was only 40!! 😦

I long thought about posting something, but right now I was just working on my website-portfolio as I’m planning to apply at some ad-agencies – yes, searching for another path of photography; if this doesn’t work out (really well!!) I’ll try to get another full-time-job next year anyway, and I’m already searching for something new. Well, I was working on my website and looking through my external hard-drive-disks for photos I haven’t posted there yet, and stumbled over my diploma-project again. Photographing the rehearsals of “jekyll & hyde” at the “Theater an der Wien” years ago. It was a book-project (no permission for publishing, sorry) for my diploma-exam, a colleague and I were joining many many rehearsals (something I always wanted to do, all my life) and took photos there. At the beginning of the book were the photos of the dress rehearsals, on stage, so it started with how the  theatregoer is going to see “jekyll & hyde” and then it got more “private”, like the black and white photos of the other rehearsals before, and then we asked/offered the actors to take some private portraits too, so this was the third part of the book. Dietmar was always very nice to both of us, and was the first one to tell us he’d like to take some photos with us at his flat.

Vanessa (my colleague) had already a set of three studio-flashlights including some light-shapers and tripods. I didn’t own anything at that time except my analog-camera, two lenses and bought some filmrolls for that shoot.. We just started to learn about portrait photography at school, but we never (at least I) have taken photos “on location” with studio lights, so this was quite an experiment for me, exciting! My first on location shoot with studio lights!! We had so much fun, and great music! I still remember that we listened to Dietmars George Michael CD and I loved that music too (got the same CD later too). I really can remember that photoshoot very well, we shot for hours and he really had lots of patience. 🙂 And Dietmar was the only person of the Jekyll & Hyde – Ensemble I ALWAYS met anywhere else later, even years later. In Amstetten, somewhere in a café in Vienna, just by chance, and it was always a pleasure to talk to him.

So I was looking through the photos today and thought I really just have to post something here, I just can’t ignore the fact that I’ll never meet him again…and cried while editing this picture, and still do while I’m writing those last lines here. Dietmar, thank you so much for the great time. I will never forget.