Shoting concerts is so cool. Especially when things turn out ideally. Alice Cooper and Whitesnake played in Munich. Everything normal, except the fact that the organizers told us that we can shoot Cooper 4 songs with a flash...this usually rings a few bells in photographers head, as nobody would want to use it on such a concert. Even if there was not light, they wouldn't want us to have a picture (like Marlyn Manson did ) anyway and would not allow flash. Luckily Whitesnake played before Cooper and we could see some good light there and this meant some hope for the main act that night. You never know. I was a bit nervous, but as soon as we arrived into the pit and saw the show start i unscrewed my flash off (not to disturb anyone, more on this in next post) and started workin'. It turned out great and even due to the fact that Cooper looks pretty scary everything worked beautifull. This was the day one of my crazy mid-week-concert-workout-around-Germany-and Austria :) Here's some stuff!
10 November 2008
Jean Michel Jarre, the man himself, some call him the father of electronic music but still a true rock 'n' roll star to sell 80 million records finally visited Ljubljana. The show was full of expectations as we did not hear new stuff and did not get fancy lightshows, but instead an interesting experience of actually hearing and seeing the 30 years old synths playing his Oxygene project. I was assigned to cover the little interview session with him, but was not allowed to take pictures there at the end..some portraits there would be really nice as there was a nice table with cool reflections where he seated. Well, that's the way it goes sometimes, but it was still very interesting just to listen about his projects and ideas and shake hands with him. The concert, altough short, was interesting, both from photographic experience and just by watching and listening. We did quite a lot of walking to and then back and again to the stage..we were allowed some 10 minutes in front of stage, then taken back to the end of the hall, waited there for 10 minutes and then taken back to the stage, during Oxygene 4, where a huuuge mirror came down allowing an interesting aerial view of Jarre performing. Pretty cool effect. Here are some moments, as you can see the lights were intimate and not too bright :)
04 November 2008
Great blues evening yesterday with Vlatko Stefanovski and his special guest, Jan Akkerman. Listening to Vlatko is always great, but if he starts playing the blues it makes the whole experience even more interesting and very energetic. Jan joined the crowd on stage for about one hour and played lots of blues, from classics to new peices from Stefanovski new album "Thunder From The Blue Sky". Filled up my batteries for the week or two :)