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Talent: Marcus Richter

July 14, 2011

I love to watch people dance. 🙂 So about two years ago I was watching a show of Performing Center Austria where some students, performing talents and some other dancers were presenting their programmes for a dance competition. Marcus also had a solo performance in this show and I was already wondering, wow, great, WHO is this? 🙂

About a month ago Jacqueline Braun told me about Marcus when I was looking for a dancer for new photos. 🙂 So we started e-mailing, and yesterday I finally had the pleasure to take his pictures! And how amazing was that!! Marcus did gorgeous things, looking incredible graceful. Some of it looked really dangerous, but everything went well – thank goodness!! With dangerous I mean doing things like a cartwheel without using his hands (in my SMALL studio space!!), or there’s also another jump that still makes me shake my head. How is this working – taking both of his legs and still being able to land on his feet?!? If you scroll down to the slideshow you’ll find the two photos I’m talking about.

Some photos were really hard to get because the movements were too fast and very difficult to catch (but I guess some things just need to be at a certain speed, otherwise it wouldn’t work), some were complicated because I had to find out which one is the best moment in a motion sequence, so he had to do them again and again (without complaining, but I have to say now that all of the dancers I photographed until now were unbelievably disciplined and motivated, willing to do jumps and poses again and again, just great to work with!); other things he could do like in slow motion or just stay in that position.

He jumped, and jumped, and jumped… four hours later we decided it’s time for lunch, after that we continued taking pictures until we finally stopped after about 8 hours of shooting (including lunch) – I’m still surprised about his obviously endless amount of energy and this stunning perfection. As I have already taken a lot of dancing photos it’s getting harder to find new poses and jumps that aren’t already on my website – but he suggested new things again and again, we tried to convert existing poses and also used a fog machine.

So I’m very happy with the results, Marcus is such a talented guy – unbelievable that he only turned 18 about a month ago! I’m really grateful for getting to know him and getting the chance to work with Marcus, a very likeable person! We are planning to try some photos outdoors, probably next week, I hope his muscle soreness has disappeared until then, he told me today that he’s feeling like a steam train ran over him – I’m so sorry for all the pain and exhaustion, but it paid off for sure – just have a look at the photos! I’m so looking forward to the next time! 🙂 And of course very curious about Marcus’ future career. 😉

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