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.
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.
I haven’t posted any images yet, so I’ll do it now!
I love to shoot emerging talents, especially power trios that kick ass! These guys may be young, but the energy and technical perfection they present cease to amaze me every time I see them perform.
I was at a beer festival or something in Szentendre, my home town. Just strolling with my family, trying to avoid crowds and keep my sanity. Let’s say I’m socially challenged when it comes to big public events. I get panic attacks when I have nothing important to do. This is why it was amazing when I just stopped and listened.
As I wrote above, I love power trios. From Hendrix to Kamchatka, from S.R.V. to Cream, from Motörhead to The Police, .. want me to go on? Anyway, they were playing something Hendrix like, but a bit more complex. Like Sons of Morpheus (another power trio, this time from Switzerland .. gotta remember putting their photos on this website). I just stood there and listened, and somehow remembered their names. N.B. Trio.
What d’ya know? A few months later I was comissioned to shoot their band pictures for media purposes. Of course, we choose some cool places in Szentendre. If you’re from around, you’ll probably recognize at least two locations.