May The Tempest is a pretty new metalcore band based in Munich. They asked me to shoot photos so they can set up a website, facebook page and everything a modern band needs ;-). I had a great time with these funny guys and althought it was freezing cold, they didn't complain a single time!
Thanks to Pascal Cabitza who assisted me at this shooting, i knew about this awesome area directly in the middle of Stuttgart that was the perfect setting for an urban themed bandshooting. Those four of the band "Destruktivo" did also really good to help me create some cool photos.
Since i moved to the city Stuttgart, i keep saying, that for me, it's like the San Francisco of Germany. I've never been to SF but that's how i would imagine it and how i know it from pictures. Because it's built between mountains, Stuttgart has many streets going uphill and many steps between streets. There is also a subway that adds to the feeling. While wandering through the streets with Alexander Pollnow (a Stuttgart based Photographer) today, i took a few shots to explain what i mean. Maybe you guys see it too?
This was a very spontaneous and short photoshooting with a Stuttgart based band named Kompass in collaboration with the Stuttgart based fashion label "Life Needs Victories". I really liked the songs of this german indie-band. Facebook links below!
We've been around some streets at night and i used only one speedlight to light these shots.
I stayed one night in Hamburg with my girlfriend last weekend and left the Mark 2 at home to only take a few snaps with the Fujifilm X100s. So all these shots are exclusively taken with this small camera. I'm still pretty impressed about what you can get out of it. Especially the night shots! I don't think, the ISO-performance of the 5D Mark 2 is that good. I was on a pretty short timeframe so i didn't see much and snapped a lot in the hotel - which was amazing by the way! It's called "Hotel Volksschule" and apparently built into an old school building. It really has a very nice style with modern furniture inside of red brick walls.
Finally! Some new stuff for the blog. Last week i got contacted by Harrison from Paper & Places and he told me that they gonna need promotional- and press-photos for their upcoming album as fast as possible so about two days later i drove to Regensburg and we had a really great shooting. It was even better then the last time, about a year ago. I really enjoy working with these guys and musician in particular because the whole mood during the shooting is filled with creativity and ideas. Plus i love their music which makes it even more interesting to shoot their portraits!
Their album "No Home" will be released in late november.
Paper & Places on Spotify:
A few days ago, Tamsin Kreymborg, originally from New Zealand took a four hours train ride from Stuttgart to Ingolstadt to get some promotional photos shot by me. She's a professional classical cellist and i could feel her passion about this instrument while talking to her. Playing the cello since she was five, she said "i can't remember not playing the cello", which is pretty unbelieveable for me as i started my music "career" when i was fifteen. Moreover she was ridiculously photogenic and after a few minutes, we could get some really nice authentic shots. A bit offbeat, very emotional and somehow different, way better than i expected.
Because of a nearby gig, my band needed a new Bandphoto so i did what every photographer in a band would do. I didn't let them any choice but to realise every crazy idea i had 😉
I wanted to try this slightly surreal thing on a basketball-field and i really liked the outcome. The sky is not photoshoped! We started the shooting at around 8:30 pm. At 8:00 pm it started with some heavy rain and a thunderstorm and we we're just seconds away from giving up but at exactly 8:30 pm, the rain stopped completely and we could do the shooting with this amazing sky.
Last one is a little moodscape i created out of one basketball 😉
“60secondframes” is a series of very similar pictures, shot in a short period of time, usually around 60 seconds.
Last Week Nette had a shooting with Anne Puhlmann and i helped a little bit behind the scenes. It was really a pleasure to meet an other photographer who's making such awesome photos and isn't really living too far from me. Anyway, i didn't wanna take photos of Nette myself but i couldn't hold 😉
All these photos are processed with my "Sundried Film" Photoshop Action.