I always love when artists I worked with over the years give me free hand on a concept we will shoot pictures for. For example when Solarstone approached me for his album “.—-” which already is a album with a strong concept behind it. The whole albums songs where based on morse code – and I don’t mean just the titles but the whole track with it’s baselines and melodies etc. Pretty impressive if you ask me – so we really had to do this interesting and great album some justice with the appropriate pics.
This was Solarstones 7th studio album and he wanted to express that he’s matured and approaches things different than some years ago when he was younger. So I decided to go for a more mature look in the pictures as well – we kept his beard groomed and started with pictures that show him in a pretty decent suit.
Rich (Solarstone) was pretty happy with those pictures already but I wanted to do some more shots with a different lighting approach and to get the album somehow into them. We brainstormed ideas with his team and we ended up agreeing put the “.—-” somewhere on his arms or hands, ending up with putting them on his fingers and went for a black and white theme.
Sometimes it’s just that easy – you brainstorm an idea and it works on the first try and Management, Artist as well as everyone else is happy and we’re done! 🙂
And those pictures are still used up to date for his gigs and festival openings – you can see some of them in the tearsheet-section here on my site!
Touring with DJs might sound like a dream – and it’s true, I wouldn’t trade it for anything else in the world – but what most people don’t know is that it most often comes at least with a huge lack of sleep.
Continue reading ““Touring with DJs” or “one night in Mykonos””
Over the course of the last weeks and months I have been concepting, brainstorming, shooting and in the end composing this wonderful piece with Rudiger, an amazing guy I met some time ago. Continue reading “Spring Duty – nature we have to preserve”
What does “Coming Home” feel like?
That was a question I asked myself for working on this new piece. Each year, when christmas comes closer, most of us go visit their families – and you cannot deny that this has a certain feel, almost magic to it. Continue reading “What does coming home feel like?”
This has been a first-timer for me and it was awesome!
I was invited to give a talk and hold a seminar about my yearlong work and career as a music photographer and concerts in particular. I’ve been talking about how I started out, Continue reading “Speaking at Photo Festival Zingst (Germany)”
I feel honored to be chosen as and published in Lürzer’s Archive’s Special “200 best ad photographers worldwide” for 2018/2019.
I like working conceptual.
That means most things I work on, have a concept behind them on which I worked beforehand – sometimes hours, sometimes days. “Why?”, you might ask – well, for me every artwork, portrait or composing starts with a question like – “How do we reach more people?”, “How do we portrait the artist that the looks fits the concept of his new album?” or similar questions and from there on we work our way forwards. Continue reading “The 353-layer composing – or “how and why I plan ahead.””
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Due to the increased number of visitors and the recently created mailing-list of mine, I decided to start a blog with more insights on my creative processes, behind the scenes of shootings and everything else you might want to know – so thanks for encouraging me!