23 Apr '15
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Europe @ Olympia Theatre

When it comes to pick a gig to photograph, the gig must have one of these two requisites:

  1. It’s a band that I really like and I really want to see them live
  2. It’s a band that I don’t care much but I know it’s gonna be great to photograph

Well, Europe probably don’t fall in the first option, even though I really liked “The Final Countdown”, which is probably the most hated song by the band itself, but the only one I know of this swedish band (I’m sorry Joey Tempest). I don’t know any other songs by them, just that one, and I know that’s the only song they are NOT going to play at their gigs. But it’s definitely a band that fall in the second area, and when it comes to bands from the 80s, you never fail.
They love lights, they love to play it loud, they love to act as superstars on stage, and Joey Tempest is definitely a master on that. I think he could write a book of how to act on stage, which poses to do, which facial expressions to do, his performances are extremely theatrical, and that’s exactly what a music photographer wants from a rock star.
That’s what I was expecting before the gig started, and that’s exactly what I got on stage, possibly even more than what I was expecting, and obviously the resulting photographs are absolutely brilliant, and I really like the shots I took that night.
Don't take it wrong, I'm not saying that Europe are just good at acting, they are actually a cracking band to see on stage, even if like me, you know only one song of them, totally worth it to see them live if you really want to see a good rock'n roll show as they used to do back in the 80s.
So, as I said, you never fail with 80s rock bands.
As usual down here there are some of the best shots, while here you can find the full set :-)

 

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15 Apr '15
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March 2015 in photos

Yeah I know, it’s been a while since my last post, but the past few weeks have been mad for me. First me and my lovely girlfriend went for a trip in Scotland for 5 days, where we travel across the scottish Highlands, Isle of Skye, Glencoe, and few other places, but I’ll write a post about it in the near (hopefully) future. Then after we came back we spent two weeks moving to a new home, and it was one of the most stressful things I’ve done in my life. I realized only then how much s**t I collected in the past 7 years, I sold some stuff, I left behind some other, and throw away a ton of stuff, but still I was left with a billion of boxes, and as the new place is much smaller than the previous house (but it’s all ours now), it was like to play a real life tetris to find a place for everything. Then it was quite stressful at work as well as we had s**t to deliver, plus other small things, and only now I have, finally for God’s sake, some spare time.
Anyway, apart Scotland, last month, as you can easily figure out, I didn’t really find that much time to spend in photography, but I have some photos to share anyway, not many and not my best ones, but better than nothing, right? As usual the full set is right here, while down here some of the best ones. Comments are always more than welcome :-)

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