Levitation Austin 2019 Dim light, spotlight, sudden explosions of light and sound, movement everywhere, on and in front of the stage: Anyone who has ever photographed at a concert knows that it takes absolute know-how to produce good pictures under the adverse conditions. This is exactly what the students have been learning for years in the ON STAGE course of Clemens Mitscher, teacher for special tasks in the field of photography at the HfG Offenbach. The thesis is: Whoever succeeds in taking good pictures at a concert can effortlessly apply the experience gained from the extreme situation in other contexts. Non-stop photographs were taken there for four days. From the afternoon until late into the night, the students were on and in front of various stages, then curating and editing the pictures until the early hours of the morning on the computers they had brought with them.