Posts Tagged ‘PCA’


Daniela Harbauer

February 15, 2018

Daniela Harbauer, © Isabell Schatz

I already photographed Dana Harbauer some years ago in my studio. As she is an awesome dancer and has a very beautiful body, we also took some dance photos besides portraits back then – in case you’d like to see them, you can either go to my own website or visit Dana’s website.

Actually I “know” Dana already since she was in school (PCA) because of her outstanding dancing, so I was looking forward to meet her little family now too! This time Dana needed new portraits after the baby break, as she is planning to go back to working as a dancer and singer again.

Daniela Harbauer, © Isabell Schatz

As it has turned out to be very helpful having ALL of the wardrobe close enough and being able to change the outfits, we took Dana’s portraits at her home. It worked out totally fine shooting her portraits in the living room, as I of course have brought my professional studio equipment with me and we had some fun. :-)

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Roman Straka

February 7, 2018

In 2009 I have watched “Krawutzi Kaputzi” here in Vienna, a very funny show, similar to the musical “Avenue Q”, where the singers are puppeteers on the stage at the same time – everyone there did an awesome job!  One of the singers was Roman Straka, playing “Fips” and now, 8 years later, I had the pleasure to take portraits for him! On the other hand, Roman was also part of the cast of another “Simpl”-show (both directed by Werner Sobotka): “Und tschüß – das war der ORF” where I was shooting the official pictures for the programme.

Besides being an actor, Roman is teaching elocution at the PCA, as he always has loved to practice speaking to become a radio presenter, voice-over or dubbing artist since he was a child! If you want to see him on stage – he will be playing in Gmunden in March and April. On March 22nd will be the Premiere of the musical “Jane Eyre”, where Roman plays alongside Elisabeth Sikora, Yngve Gasoy-Romdal, Carin Filipčić and Leah Delos Santos, directed by Markus Olzinger. And I am already looking forward to watch the show, as I have also loved “Blutsbrüder” some years ago! If you want to know more about “Musical Frühling Gmunden”, please click HERE, I can absolutely recommend it.

What I love about especially photographing actors is the complete change of a character with just a different look on their face, even with only slightly different styling. Of course lighting and color are helping too, but it is always astounding to be there with a suddenly different person! That’s always the most exciting part for me – how different someone can look during the time of shooting. I’ll show you what I’m talking about. 😉 From nice and sweet to creepy can happen in minutes!













Of course this is exactly what actors need for castings, auditions and their agents – being able to show what kind of characters they are able to play. From funny guy to creepy neighbor to loving family father.

I hope Roman will get awesome jobs through the pictures we took. Here’s the slideshow with more of his photos!

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May 11, 2017

Last Monday I had the pleasure to follow an invitation for a short presentation about the musical “Zorro”, a musical based on the music of the “Gypsy Kings”. The show will be played this summer at Musicalsommer Winzendorf between June 22nd and July 22nd, 2017.

After a short introduction of the main characters and the ensemble by general manager Marika Lichter, some words by the producers Benedikt Karasek and Jerôme Berg three songs were presented:

1) “Baila Me” – Kurosch Abbasi (“Zorro”)
2) “Djobi Djoba” – Franziska Kemna (“Luisa”), Ana Milva Gomes (“Inez”)
3) “Bamboleo” – Ana Milva Gomes (“Inez”)

Christoph Apfelbeck unfortunately was ill that day, he will be playing “Ramon”, Martin Berger (“Sergeant Garcia”) as well as Christian Peter Hauser (“Alejandro de la Vega”) are engaged for main characters in the show.

The Ensemble:
Romina Bachlechner, Rahel Fuhrimann, Julia Hübner, Lisa Radl, Sophie Schüssler, Bianca Stocker, Sarah Zippusch, Kilian Berger, Paul Csitkovits, Florian Klein, Martin Enenkel, Rico Salathe.

Musical director: Lior Kretzer
Jam Music Lab Orchestra
Director: Andreas Gergen
Choreography: Sabine Arthold

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Judith Jandl

June 26, 2011

Judith Jandl is a student of Performing Center Austria and I had the pleasure to get to know her and take photos of Judith. She already sent me some photos she liked in advance, most of them were from Romy Schneider and also Natalie Portman, so I already knew before we started to shoot that she wanted photos with much shadow too, at least some of those photos. Of course she also needed photos for auditions, which usually need to be lit better and should be as natural as possible. We had lots of fun, Judith really is a very nice person, so we got along very well. As Romy Schneider was smoking a lot, obviously, we also tried some photos while Judith was smoking, and in the end she applied a very dark red lipstick and did a very cool hairstyling, my favourite photo is this one:

What a beautiful girl! I also like the really natural photos a lot, especially this one, I edited it in two different ways, and I wonder which one YOU like best (and I’d love to read some comments about it). I like this one because its so soft;

and I like the next one because of it’s purity:

Have a look at the slideshow to see some of the other photos:

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