Sandmine Photoshoot

There was a great photoshoot in a Bauxite mine in Hungary with the band Ozone Mama. We intentionally travelled a few hours to get a piece of alien landscape. I had some technical issues, but the images turned out to be fine. So this is the sandmine photoshoot!

Not only fine! They were even used to present the band in the most prestigious Hungarian rock/metal magazine, Hammerworld. And one of these images were used on the inset of the Ozone Mama CD/LP Cosmos Calling that became not only my personal favourite album of the year, but won the best rock/metal album of the year award at the most prestigious music gala in Hungary Fonogram.

For some geeky stuff about the sandmine photoshoot!

All I can remember that at that time I was in my Fujifilm phase, so I used the Fujifilm X-T2 with the awsome Fujifilm 90mm f2 and a a Samyang 12mm f2. For some shots you may can even see the 23mm f2. If you look at the images, you can see the difference in compression, background blur (depth of field) and perspective distortion, all of which I made really good use of.

Compositionwise I tried to keep the guys closer together and tried to shoot so that their heads are in a clean spot. What was also important to shoot them from below eye level for most of the time. If this was not the case, then there had to be a good cause for it.

I haven’t posted any images yet, so I’ll do it now!