Some whatever pics from my weekend in Derby. Was invited by the band to work as the official photographer at the show at the Assembly Rooms and ended up with loads of photos. Not done with all of them yet, and I also need to wait for the band to decide which ones they want to use. But eventually I´ll upload some galleries here.
Two days of hard work at the venue for both the band and crew, but the result was awesome!!
Had a great time with everybody involved and my young Finnish friend Tommi (who actually got himself a job as soon as he found out about the event, just to get the money for this trip. Total dedication!:).
[Edit 6/1 2013: A link to a German documentary from the cruise]
One trip is usually exhausting enough experience. This one was a double, so we went the Stockholm – Turku route twice. But no worries, the SR people always take good care of me, got my own cabin and there were plenty to eat and dring on the ship. Lots of great people as usual so, as always, I ended up with a bunch of pics from all over the place.
IN SOLITUDE has been touring a LOT lately and they´re just getting better. I´ve only seen them at really dark club gigs so it was kinda nice to get some pics on an outdoor stage with good lights:) I like them photos so here you go…
No sleep ´til HELLsinki. Wasn´t that sure if I was going to make it to Finland at all, but after the gig in Stockholm friday night, I stayed in the city, jumped on the first bus to the airport in the morning (3.45AM. Gaahhh) and just took off. Slept a few hours at my brother´s house and went to the club quite early. We had a few beers and waited for the Japanese guys to show up.
It was really happy to meet them again (ohh Ryooooo!!!) so the trip was worth all the pain and misery;) The gig was GREAT!! The crowd didn´t want to let them off the stage so after many extra songs they also played a couple of brand new ones from the upcoming album. The PRKL Club stage was small and very dark (I always say that? But it´s always true.), I didn´t bring my flash and I only stayed at one side of the stage. I also got some crappy vids and realized once more that it´s not a great idea to stay too close to the speakers when filming. Still I love the clips:)
Many thanks to the nice staff at PRKL Club and to my brother Jarmo and his gf Niina for having me!!
Hope it´s not going to take some 20 years again…;) Hoping to catch up with COFFINS in Tokyo later this year and heard there´s already plans for gathering some great bands in october:D
Photo shoot with SERPENT OBSCENE ( 1997 – 2006) in April 2005. Shot the outdoor pics at an old (abandoned) tuberculosis hospital and some sandpits. For the indoor shots we occupied the local youth centre. We also used their smoke machine…
Additional note: The pizzaplace where we went for lunch made pentagrams in bearnaise on the pizzas \m/.
One of the smoky pics ended up on the album “Chaos Reign Supreme” (cover art made by the great Joe Petagno) and the whatever pics on the album are also by me.
The band split up after releasing the album and I´m still not over it!!