09 December 2008

Kid Rock - or how we drove for 8 hours in a snow storm

Kid Rock played in Schladming, Austria. After leaving Slovenia, loaded with weather forecast, saying we're to expect a nice sunny day everything seemed to be working just fine. Soon after crossing first tunnels in Austria, no more sunny day but true winter conditions with quite heavy snow falling from time to time. Here we go :)

I was going for an assignment to shoot Kid Rock during press conference and concert, marking the opening of ski season in Schladming. This is an event worth seeing as there is less and less special pr stuff being done with major artists in the area. It is also a good opportunity to get closer to the artists and of course shoot some daytime images, not only typical concert coverage. This one was actually nice as it was held in the middle of the ski hill, outside, and Kid Rock drove himself to the place with the snow "ratrack" (what's the english word for that?). He came out with a cigar, changed clothes and actually talked a lot. We had 15 minutes for some images, not beeing able to move much, so most of the stuff is done from one position but catching different moments, like smoke exhaustion his cigar playing, nice explanations and some posing. Pretty cool. Well, it was off to the warm sorroundings of the bar next to the stage and lots of time before the concert. That was normal, even snowing stopped during our 3 song time and 30 photographers around me. This was a record number this year on a concert like this.

Well the adventure didn't finish after that, but actually started as on the way back (around 240 km for us) . We got stuck before tunnels due to major truck accident in one of the tunnels and it was snowing quite nicely. After 2 hours of waiting, wishing, hoping, we managed to get outof the jam and tried searching for an alternative route. GPS helped and took us around the mountains and into more snow storms. We came back, and what it took less than 3 hours to get there, took more than 8 to get back home. Pretty cool, a ? :) Anyway, here are some images of Kid Rock.

Original Kid Rock

Kid Rock during makeover

Kid Rock as Schladminger

Kid Rock as Schladminger, but still smoking

Kid Rock as Kid Rock




.. his microphone flies ...

.. he actually flies too ...

4 comments:

marko said...

Miro daj še kaj o novi 5tki povej kako in kaj se je obnesla?

Foto Rocker said...

zal ni bilo nove 5ke z menoj ;( Se je zataknilo pri predaji opreme s prejsnjim uporabnikom...upam, da uspem pretestirati zadevo kaj kmalu na nekem drugem koncertu...

marko said...

Se priporočamo za en "hands on preview" izpod odra, ko bo prilika ;-) predvsem kako in kaj je res glede "high ISO"

Ana said...

Kul. Zanimivo je videti človeka v zanj povsem netipičnem okolju. :)
Aja, ratrak je pa angleško snowcat ali trail groomer.