portrait theater published dance vampires
I was born and grew up in Upper Austria. Spent one year in the Netherlands (Maastricht) after school leaving exam (HLW), then two years at the "Kolleg für Fotografie" (Graphische BLVA) in Vienna, diploma examination.

Had all different kinds of jobs like photolab-assistant, photo-assistant, cloakroom-attendant, gallery attendant, barmaid, secretary in a laboratory for pathology, worker on a tomato-farm in Iceland, callcenter-agent, dresser in a musical,... until the qualifying examination to get permission for working as a freelance photographer.

What I really like about my job is that I can show people how beautiful they are and I hope they are having a good time while shooting with me! As I love love love (musical)theatre and music, most of my customers are singers/dancers/actors, so I'm a pro for audition-portraits, many agencies are using my photos. I would describe my style as simple, natural and modern/contemporary. Besides shooting portraits for actors and commercial photography for theaters, I also do wedding photography, so here's the link to my website for wedding photography: www.ja-ich-will-schatz.com

Besides photographing on assignment I'm very interested in dance photography and love anything that has to do with vampires, so there are two own categories with personal work on those topics. Have a look at the galleries (links on the top of the page) and enjoy! :-)
book a shoot Loves: 

+ Theater. Romeo & Juliet... *sigh*
+ Music, musicals, piano music, playing the piano.
+ Vampires, like I said. ;-) Twilight (the books, not the movie).
+ Cats! Adorable animals!
+ Reading. I mostly read non-fiction books.
+ Getting to know interesting people through photography.

Advanced training
I joined WORKSHOPS with:

+ JoeyL (commercial lighting)
+ Joe McNally (commercial photography)
+ Felix Rachor (fashion photography)
+ Claire Rosen (fashion photography)
+ Zack Arias (commercial photography)

+ Peter Ellis (wedding photography)
+ David Jay (wedding photography)
+ Michel Tcherevkoff (comm. photography)
+ Calvin Hollywood (photoshop)
clients & sentiments
about me
Many, many video-workshops (JoeyL, Jasmine Star, Zack Arias, David DuChemin, Jeremy Cowart, ...) and a lot of books about photography and business!