Posts Tagged ‘portrait photography’


Linda Fischer

September 7, 2016


In August I had the pleasure to get to know Linda Fischer, a very nice, natural girl with supercool blue eyes! At the moment she’s a student at the “Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität” here in Vienna, starting her last year very soon. 🙂

Although it should have been raining at least part of the shooting-day we were very lucky with the weather, so we could walk around, talk and take some pictures. On our way we found an awesome red wall, and as Linda had a perfectly matching lipstick with her, it worked out so well!


I hope my photos will help Linda to get great jobs and I’m looking forward to see her on stage very soon.

Here’s the slideshow!


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Florian Resetarits II

August 24, 2016

Florian and I already took photos three years ago, in case you want to look at the old pictures – HERE you can find the other blogpost.


This time the weather was finally perfect! 🙂 So we walked around in Vienna and tried to find photogenic places. As Florian basically is a classical singer, he needed photos with a tailcoat and later then a jacket, a kind of style that is just perfect for him!


If you want to see Florian on stage, at the moment he’s playing at the Lehár-Festival in Bad Ischl. And now enjoy the slideshow! And if you want to know more about Florian himself, please also visit his website!

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The last shoot in my own studio

March 5, 2012

If you are reading my Facebook-page or my blog regularly, you already know that I decided to close my studio and shoot exclusively outdoor or on location for the next years. I made two slideshow-videos to show some examples, if you’re interested, please watch them on my website.

At the end of February I’ve had my last studio-session and I’m very happy that I got another chance to take photos of someone I appreciate a lot and just love to photograph: Aris Sas. And I swear I could see some excitement there too during the shoot, what makes me smile even more, considering Aris usually does not like being photographed. 😉

So this was a very beautiful ending of my studio-career, although Aris once again did not give me enough time… *sigh* But I’m grateful for every minute of course, as it wasn’t sure we would take photos at all, that day. We got some beautiful shots, agreed on a very classical portrait light/style, which looked amazing with Aris’ edgy face (great jawline!) and how the light was caught in his curly hair.

Most of the pictures are how I know Aris’ face already – what I like a lot and what’s also good to have for Aris of course, but the more interesting stuff is coming later, always. There are photos you will only get after some time of working with someone. You might discover something new, see a person differently, or perhaps the person is changing? I still don’t know. Doris Fuhrmann, a well known manager for actors/singers described exactly this really sweet when I asked her to write a line about my work for the “clients & sentiments”-section of my website:

“Isabell Schatz liebt Schauspieler und das merkt man in ihrer Arbeit. Sie schaut genau und entdeckt manchmal auch ganz neue, aufregende Seiten bei Künstlern.”

– but this takes time, if that happens at all. It started to be like that in the shooting with Aris after a while: Having the weird feeling that you see someone you don’t know, an expression that never appeared on that person in front of you, which leads to very interesting photos, most of the time that’s a good thing, though I’m still not sure about those last photos before we had to stop. Aris likes them, so it’s fine with me. But I wish there would have been more time left to find out more, getting the really extraordinary pictures. Although I’m starting to like that photo too.

And there’s one thing that’s driving me crazy – sitting there, watching Aris, while he scrolls through the pictures at the back of the camera, or talking, and looking incredibly gorgeous. But as soon as I raise the camera, getting some distance to being able to shoot, everything has changed again  –  the same thing only occurred with one other person too so extreme, a very pretty female dancer –  and I still haven’t found out what to do in those two cases, I just can’t catch that special beauty I saw seconds before, so I always have the bad feeling that I’m still not doing them justice although I like the pictures…besides enjoying to shoot with them that’s perhaps another reason why I want to go on and on. Because I know that’s not the absolutely best I can give to them, because I see more. More than what’s on the photos.

Well, I hope I get the chance another time (I know that’s very demanding…), shooting outdoors/on location might be easier especially for Aris (and perhaps also for the girl I was talking about). Or shooting such a long time that people are really forgetting that the camera is there too? Getting them distracted with something else they enjoy to do? I think, or better, hope, that this is the solution, and I absolutely need to try that.

So here’s my favorite photo of that shoot:

I hope you like the new photos as much as I do, please feel free to leave comments below, and now enjoy the slideshow!

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Manuel Stoff

February 8, 2012

This week Manuel Stoff was at my studio for portraits.  So funny! :-) This is already the FIFTH (Ex-)-”Tanz-der-Vampire”-”Alfred” I have portrayed! And every one of those five was really nice, and all very handsome guys. ;-) So shooting is even more fun then. 😉

After a somehow difficult beginning and a short break everything turned out fine and we got some really nice pictures. It was great working with Manuel – it’s always exciting getting to know new people, I like that a lot, that’s one of the good parts of my job! But I’d so love to know how Manuel sings – I haven’t heard him until now and also couldn’t find anything on youtube. 😦

Well, I hope you like the pictures and the slideshow – feel free to leave a comment below!

This is my favorite photo of Manuel (I think..?)

And here’s the slideshow – enjoy!

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News for 2012 and a winner!

January 1, 2012

First of all: HAPPY NEW YEAR!

As I’m always grateful for people who are passing my name on to others who might need photos of themselves, I decided to give away a PORTRAIT-PHOTOSHOOT FOR FREE at the end of 2011! So I asked every customer who told him/her to let ME take his/her photos – and the name I have heard the most will get a free photoshoot! Unfortunately there were more people who brought the same amount of jobs for me this year, so I had to choose one of those. As I know that one of those already sent some of his colleagues to me in 2010, it is PAUL MARESCH who is going to get the free portrait shoot! Congratulations, and of course thanks to everyone who recommended me to his/her colleagues and friends! Please do so in 2012 too!

If you want to know who Paul is, here’s his casting video – as he doesn’t have a website by now, and here’s my favourite photo of the last shoot with him:

As this “competition” was kind of interesting for me too, I decided to give YOU the chance to win a portrait-photoshoot at the end of 2012 again – and no, not only customers can win – everyone who is recommending me has the chance to win the free photoshoot at the end of 2012, so start now! 😉

Though there will be changes in 2012. As you have perhaps already read on my facebook-site I decided to cancel the contract of my studio, this means that there will only be a few studio-shoot-dates available in 2012 – one in January and some at the middle/end of February, so if you want studio portraits, you should book very soon.  From March on only outdoor-shoots will be possible, which actually shouldn’t be a problem because many agencies for actors like natural photos taken outdoors and several actors specifically asked for “only-outdoor-photos” this year.

Examples for those shootings are the photos of Charlotte Krempl, Sebastian Smulders and also some of those pictures in the blogpost before this one – the photos of Pia  Baresch, Lutz Standop, Julia Jelinek, Franziska Hackl, Paul Maresch and Julia Kronenberg were only taken outdoors, we didn’t even go to my studio. If the light and the weather are good for photos I really like to shoot outdoors as it is much more diversified, although I also like studio photography with a controlled environment a lot too. But if you are shooting outdoors you don’t even need a special environment, the only thing you need to have is a starting point – nearly everywhere can be found a great background which is perfect for photos, of course it helps if the photographer or the model knows the surroundings, but very often it’s inspiring to just walk around and find great places while walking around, also good for getting to know your model better. And I’m always glad that actors never mind changing their clothes outdoors! That simplifies shooting a lot when you don’t have to look for a restaurant or café first where my model can change! 🙂

Some asked why I’m canceling my studio contract. The answer is simple – it won’t be profitable any longer, as I’ve decided to go (back) to university in October 2011 to study pharmaceutics. There are several reasons – most of them private – why I made this decision, and I still don’t know if I want to write those reasons down here, I just know that I can’t go on like this forever. I love photography, but sometimes I hate it as much as I love it at the same time – for what it’s doing to me. Sometimes taking photos of someone is like an addiction, I MUST DO IT, even though it might hurt a lot later – and stopping it in a long term view is simply self-protection. Yes, that sounds dramatically – and of course it’s not always like that!!! – but my best friends know how much I’ve struggled for many years whether going on with photography or quitting it. There are more personal reasons, and also the business-part of being self-employed is another thing I don’t like a lot, so in some years I will prefer to work for someone else instead of having to take care of EVERYTHING myself for sure.

But don’t worry, pharmaceutics is a very difficult field of study, so it will take some years – until then I will work as a photographer – at least kind of “part time”, which means shoot dates will depend on my university schedule and exams, and without my own studio, but then I also didn’t have a studio two years ago ;-). I will also try to get some more wedding-photography-jobs, so if you are getting married in 2012 or know someone, here’s my website for wedding photography! 

I hope my plans will work out, to go to university AND be a photographer for some more years. Thanks to all my customers of 2011 (please go on recommending me!) – let’s all have a wonderful 2012 with many beautiful pictures, a lot of creativity and of course and most important much fun! 🙂 HAPPY NEW YEAR! 🙂


“Yes, I shoot people for a living” – Shootings 2011 and websites ;-)

December 14, 2011

Sorry, I just HAD to use this old photographer-joke. 😉 And yes, I still think it’s funny. 🙂 And I’m happy nobody got hurt – even if we take dangerous dancing pictures like those with Marcus Richter this year (have a look at the blogpost).

As I don’t have a lot of time right now and there are lots of blogposts I actually planned to write but didn’t because of a lack of time I decided now to write ONE blogpost for all the people I’ve photographed (in 2011) which already have their own website, excluding those shootings that already have their own blogpost. So I’m uploading some photos here, you’ll find the link below that is leading to this person’s website. I already posted some of those links on my facebook-site, so in case you want to be informed what I’m working on currently, just click “like” HERE.

Of course there are many more I’ve photographed this year, but I didn’t find a website then- if you have one though, please send me the link and I’ll post it here!

Sometimes websites are in planning mode right now, so I’m only posting few photos here and the link will follow as soon as those websites are online.

One of those websites will be the one of SARAH SCHERER, I took photos of her yesterday. Beautiful girl, we had fun, and here’s the result:

The week before I photographed MAXI NEUWIRTH (Cast of “Sister Act”)  – as the new photos aren’t on her website right now, I’ll only post my two favorite photos here:

JULIA JELINEK was already photographed by me two times, one of the photos of the last shoot has been published on a full page in “Seitenblicke Magazin”, here’s the link to her website and here are my favorite photos:

Another actress I’ve photographed this year (again) is FRANZISKA HACKL, unfortunately she doesn’t have a website right now, but I like her photos a lot, so I’m posting some here, and post the link to her management here. By the way, she’s a winner of this year’s Nestroypreis (for best young actress…well, I think it was for actors too, so I just write it in German “Bester Nachwuchs” ;-).

MARTIN BERMOSER I’ve also already photographed twice (funny guy!), here’s the link to his website and here are my favorite pictures of this year’s shoot.

Another handsome guy I had the pleasure to photograph this year is MARCEL BRAUNEIS, currently playing “Rusty” in “Starlight Express” in Bochum. Here’s the link to his website, and my favorite photos:

This year I also took photos of vocal coach WOLFGANG WATZKA, here’s the link to his website and one of the photos!

Doris Fuhrmann gave me the chance to photograph another famous actress – MARESA HÖRBIGER. It was such a pleasure, she is really really nice! We took photos at her beautiful house. As she doesn’t have a website, here’s the link to Doris Fuhrmann’s website.

STEFANIE REINSPERGER, another very talented young actress was at my studio for photos too. Here’s the link to her website and my favorite photos:

PATRIZIA STIEGLER is still at school, but I had the pleasure to photograph her again this year! Here’s the link to her website (though I’m not responsible for the additional editing of the photos), and here’s my favorite photo of this years shoot:

NADINE GABRIEL also was here for the second time, when we took photos in 2008 I lived at the 9th district and had a great backyard for taking photos, though time has passed and actors/singers/dancers always need new pictures, so here’s a photo of the most recent shoot, more soon on her own website! (But the front picture is already one of the new photos we took!)

DANIELA MOSER also was here for the second time, she already put the new photos on her own website, so here’s the link – have a look at her new photos there, and here’s my favorite one of this year’s shoot:

At the beginning of this year I took photos of singer MIRJAM NEURURER, here’s the link to her website, and one of my favorite photos!

Thanks to Michael Staringer I had the pleasure to get to know JOHANNA KRÄUTER, a lovely person. Here’s the link to her website and my favorite photos:

BETTINA BOGDANY was already here for photos years ago and it was nice meeting her again! We even got to shoot twice this year – her portraits for her own website, and then again for the PR-photos for “The last 5 years”, I made another blogpost for that shooting.

I also got to know KAROLINE KÖGL this year, here’s the link to her website. We also took some very colorful photos I like a lot, like this one:

I also took photos of DENISE JASTRAUNIG, one of my favorite singers! It’s always fun to shoot her, I think we really got some nice shots for her website (and mine too 😉 ), have a look:

Another dancer I photographed this year is SUSANNE BRANDSTETTER. I really do love taking dancing photos. Susanne also has her own website, so have a look there, but here’s one of the photos I like a lot:

I also got to know LUTZ STANDOP this year, here’s the link to his website and two really different photos! ;-):

Sometimes I really like outdoor-shootings, like the one of JULIA KRONENBERG (or also the one with Charlotte Krempl, here’s the link to the blogpost I made), it was lots of fun to walk around with her and one of her friends. Naschmarkt (and surroundings) was a great location, so we got some really nice shots. Please go to her website and look at more photos, here are some of my favorites:

Another very pretty actress I had the pleasure to meet and photograph this year is PIA BARESCH. Though it was kind of stressful because I had to be back at university in time, Pia was very kind and we got some really nice pictures. We took photos at Stadtpark and in her beautiful flat. Oh yes, and of course at the basement garage!! That’s actually my favorite picture! 🙂 Look at more photos at her own website.

PAUL MARESCH is another actor I’ve photographed this year for the second time. Actually a good thing many of my models come back to me for photos! Thanks to all of them! This also helps the photos, if I already have taken photos of someone before. Unfortunately Paul doesn’t have a website until now, but I found a very nice casting-video on youtube, so if you are interested, have a look here.



Pure fascination.

May 17, 2011

WOW. That’s the word that first comes to my mind.

Yes, I like to photograph people. A lot. But sometimes it’s pure fascination. Sometimes it’s unbelievable how phantastic people can look on photos, and that’s why I love photography – for giving me the possibility to show how beautiful someone can be.

But I’m always surprised, or rather shocked, how hard people can be about themselves, this is really breaking my heart from time to time. And I’m not talking about people not liking my photographs – I wouldn’t be offended by that, this is just a matter of taste, you can’t like everything of course, that’s totally not a problem, and if  there’s no other solution we just shoot again. But I already experienced more than once that I think a person is really really beautiful, took photos, loved the results and those people LIKED the pictures, but telling me in the same sentence that they for example have to lose weight or get more muscles anywhere else. I want to make people happy with my work, and not making them feel they have to change anything which is already perfect in my opinion… 😦

I can remember one girl, Nina, such a pretty face. Or a theatre-person, who still thinks he/she’s not thin enough – why are you always putting so much pressure on yourself? You’re perfect as you are!! I know that…

I wish everyone would be happy with her-/himself, because I know myself what the feeling that you’re not good/… enough can destroy. My friends know that I already gave up photography several times, and one of the reasons was not being able to deal with all those beautiful people – it made me feel bad, ugly and fat myself…

Another person with the most perfect body I could ever wish as a photographer for a male model  is Peter. Honestly. Perfect. I wouldn’t change ANYthing. If I could “build” a model myself, it would have the same body. Of course, Peter has a different opinion (otherwise I wouldn’t have felt the urge to write this blogpost), and I still can’t believe that taking the photos on Friday didn’t change anything, I’m feeling so helpless, there seems to be nothing I could do or say to change that opinion, this is making me sad.

Though I really have to say that I (or both of us) like the photos we took on Sunday so much, we had lots of fun (as you can hopefully see?) and he just looks amazing! What a handsome guy! I just love the look of my “new model”, and Peter is sacrificing so much of his actually non-existing spare-time due to his full schedule at school and is so dedicated! This is really cool! We tried so many different styles of photos and stylings – some worked and others are…well,  just a matter of taste, or let’s say interesting and we just tried it. 😉

So some of those photos will definitely go into my portfolio (yes, it needs to be online since a very long time, there are so many unpublished photos already, I know… but I’m working on it!

Peter, thanks for giving me so much time for getting to know you! I really enjoy working with him for a longer time than usual and I’m looking forward to our next projects already. More to come! 🙂

So please have a look at the new pictures – and I’m always curious about your opinions. Just use the comment-function in this blog! 🙂

This one is my favourite-photo btw.

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