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This photo workshop on the subject of gratitude offers young people the opportunity to express their own creativity and at the same time turning their focus more inwards. Especially in today’s fast-paced world, the students are confronted with such a mass of images and information that it seems all the more important to align and focus again. Practicing gratitude is a powerful tool for coming back to the here and now and bringing our attention to what is. In the […]
Accompanying the Cliniclowns to the Pflege Baumgarten, a Vienniese nursing home for the elderly and people with disabilities, was among the best experiences in my career as a photographer. Witnessing these precious moments of true and sincere connection was very touching. One can see the power of giving people full attention and how it makes them instantly feel better and relaxed. Laughing indeed is the best medicine!
Every year I shoot the annual catalogue for the label elfcraft. They produce jewellery in Sri Lanka. It is always good fun to work together with the designer Wolfgang and our great models.
Glass causes a major threat to birds due to its transparency and reflectivity. When vegetation is reflected in the glass, birds are not able to distinguish between a real tree and its image. There is a solution for this: certain patterns on windows can help to prevent birds from flying into the windows. I was commissioned by Martin Rössler, one of the leading researchers in this field to photograph over 60 panes of glass with different bird friendly patterns on it! What a challenge! After some discussions we decided to work in the studio, so as to have a controlled light setting. This forced us to use a wallpaper in order to simulate nature. Have a look behind the scenes!
I proudly present: Silvia Spechenhauser, clown and comedian. With Silvia, I had the most versatile and spontaneous shooting. On a stunning September day, cycling through Vienna, exploring the best locations, Silvia gave me a vast amount of poses, moods and vibes. Just love my job! Have a look at the pictures here…
Commissioned by an Austrian magazine, I met Bernadette on a hot summer evening in Vienna. She works as a food stylist and it was interesting to see her workplace and studio. In her backyard we arranged this simple little setting for the portrait session.
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A portrait is not just a portrait. I think one of the most important things about it is the interest in the subject. It’s all about connecting with people and finding out things about them. As a genuinely curious person, I really love portraying people, especially about people I’ve never met or I barely know. It opens me up to new points of views, to an alternate and fresh perspective. Christina also works as a photographer and we got closer […]
… networking is just great! After meeting the founders of Anagathaya (www.srilanka-zukunft.at) and having the home story photoshoot in Sri Lanka, they asked me to organize a workshop for all of their members! And ta-da…here we are! This wonderful workshop will take place the 9th of May in Vienna, have a look at the following information about the main focus!
A few weeks before my trip to Sri Lanka an article in the “vormagazin”, an Austrian railway magazine, caught my attention: It was about all I need, a beverage based on green tea, produced with fair trade ingredients, one of which is aromatic Sri Lankan ginger! Back home I started doing some internet research and found out that besides a clear commitment to organic cultivation and fair trade, the company also supports education of children and adolescents in Sri Lanka, Tibet and Nepal! This is a great thing! I decided to offer my services and received an immediate answer: the company commissioned me to photograph a home story in Sri Lanka! A few days before departure I also met Michaela and Claudia, the founders of the organisation Ahnagathaya who built a school offering additional mentoring which accommodates more than 100 students.
In Sri Lanka I visited the school, had talks with the teachers and the sweet students and got to know Sampath, one of the most dedicated Sri Lankans I have ever met before! Such a great experience! Have a look at Chammy’s story, one of the English teachers in the school, and a girl who I was really impressed by!
In Sri Lanka I met the wonderful yoga teacher Moni and her great family. She booked me for a yoga shoot and I was really glad to have a project on this amazing island full of stunning sceneries. I started the location scouting and found lots of suitable places, not easy to take a decision though. But then I discovered this colourful market in Weligama, which at evening time turns into a quiet, beautiful place and it was clear. I absolutely wanted to integrate local people […]