The Making of Portraits for Solarstone’s Album “.—-“

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” or “one night in Mykonos”

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.
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Spring Duty – nature we have to preserve

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?

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?”

Chosen as one of the 200 best ad photographers worldwide by Lürzer’s Archive!

I feel honored to be chosen as and published in Lürzer’s Archive’s Special “200 best ad photographers worldwide” for 2018/2019.