#Portrait 058, Oemer industrial worker

Oemer, sfs intec switzerland

Oemer, sfs intec switzerland

10. March 2010, Oemer, working for sfs intec a swiss situated industrial company for fastening and hinge technology solutions. They also works in cold forming, deep drawing, plastics injection molding and deliver worldwide markets.
Oemer works there since 10 years and is responsible for the quality and the accuracy of the produced parts.

#Portrait 057, Carina with her younger brother Kristian


Carina with her little brother Kristian

09. March 2010, today I shot a lot of portraits -maybe 30 or more people- for swiss party SVP election campaign in Landquart, Switzerland. I was spoilt for choice and always wondering who will be my daily portrait. The choice was clear after I saw 8 years old Carina with her 2 younger brothers Kristian and Jann. Valerie, their mum organized all the people and the location for the shooting today, dad Paul is known as Paul Accola, one of the best former swiss worldcup skier.

#Portrait 056, Michael Lung, smoking motion designer, sfh

08.March 2010, I know I am behind my plan 365 Portraits 2010. Don`t worry about, I also don`t do so. Maybe I have to work in 2011 as well. ;-).
This is Michael, smoking his midday, spring cigarette at our studios entry. For all my US friends, visiting this blog, thats allowed here in Austria. 😉
Michael is my business partner and the executive of the sfh bild.bewegung. This is a part of our company, where we do motion-design, Film and 3-D. So watch out for his cool show reels, I´m shure you like it. Apropos spring, it was damned cold this midday, we had -3 Degree, Celsius, Snow and that all after my 3 weeks real spring time in Spain…

#Portrait 055, Gerhard, CEO Pro Cine lab in my office

Gerhard, Pro CIne CEO

Gerhard, CEO of Pro Cine, imaging company, Dornbirn

Shot on 05. March 2010, Gerhard from Pro Cine a professional imaging company (the modern version of a pro lab, but they do E-6 as well). We organized a pro-photographer workshop in Salzburg. With Helge Kirchberger a famous Austrian photographer, we present people photography and marketing in Helges Studio. Hurry for the last few free tickets, hope to see you there on the April!

#Portrait 054, Mr. „Always Busy“, Unai, Gran Canaria

03.March 2010, Unai, business- and sportsman. Together with his wife Laura he runs the wonderfull Finca La Salud you can see in the back. Thats an old historical Finca in the northeast of Gran Canaria. Years ago it belonged to an old Benedict monastry. We spent there 3 weeks and Unai was my last portrait I did on the island.
He was born in Northern Spain worked at a ski instructor and studied Law there before he left for the island of Gran Canaria.
In his rare freetime he does windsurf (I think close to professional), bike-trial, canyoning, sky diving, sea diving, climbing, mountainbiking and so on. He renovated the old Finca together wit 4 friends in 4 hard years totaly in a modern architectural building with traditional roots. Now he rents it complete for tourists who like to stay
Togehter with his wife Laura he runs a petrol station and a mini market on the island. And last but not least he cultivates red vine.
And: as you can see at their homepage he is a good photographer as well!

Unai, owner of Finca La Salud, Portrait by Reinhard Fasching

Mr. always busy, Unai

@ Unai: I hope I did not forget anything. 😉 Keep your power and thanks to you and Laura for the good time we spent there!!!

#Portrait 053, Paco, Spain meets Berlin in Gran Canaria

18 years in Berlin, now in Gran Canaria

02.March 2010, my daily portrait shows Paco from Telde, Gran Canaria. Paco spoke perfect german, he lived in Berlin for more than 18 years, before he came back to Canary islands. Now he works at Lizarran a big restaurant chain in spain. They serve finest Tapas and Spain food in many places all over the world. This restaurant is situated in Las Terrazzas near Telde, Gran Canaria where we had our internet basecamp the last days. If you ever find such a Restaurant try out the tapas there, I promise you will never return to Mac D…

#Portrait 052, Wendi, sand artist with sculpture

Wendi with sand sculpture

Wendi with sand sculpture

01.March 2010, olympic games are over and life goes on. My next portrait is Wendi from Czech Republic. She built up these fantastic sand sculpture together with Miguel on the beach of of Las Palmas. It shows different moviestars in a big TV screen all built on sand. It took more than 4 days to do such sculptures. (And a tractor to put the sand in position)
During the nighttime the brother of Miguel watch for the sculpture. The wind was to strong on the beach, so they destroyed the sculpture for a new one after this photo.

#Portrait 051, barber in Teror, Gran Canaria

Reinhard Fasching fotografiert alten Friseur

Barber in his old shop in Teror

28.Feb.2010, next new portrait after some days off, I shot this old man in his barbershop in a small Village called Teror, here in Gran Canaria.I had some problems with the lightning, my flash did not work. But I think its good enough to see the place where he is working since more than 50 years.

#Portrait 049, Igor, on paddle court

Igor, on paddle court

20.Feb.2010, we passed a curious looking small tennis court with glass walls where some people played with funny colored small rackets with holes instead of strings and tennis balls. We asked one of this guys, Igor, how to play. He explained the rules of this sport called paddle. It is a mixture between squash and tennis, usually played with 4 people, like tennis double. The court is smaller and you may use the side and backwalls for playing.

#Portrait 048, Herbs an spices salesman, market Las Palmas

Salesman, Mercado de Las Palmas

Salesman, Mercado de Las Palmas

18.02.2010, to find this market stand at the market in La Vegueta, you have just to follow your nose. The market hall in La Veguetta is the old part of the City Las Palmas. You can get all the fresh things from the island and the Atlantic ocean there. The taste of fresh and dry herbs will show you the way to this salesman.