… that I almost forgot to think about. Due to moving to a different city and full life change, it has gotten rather late to share the best pictures that I took of bands/musicians playing live in 2019:
Red Dons in Munich
Of Mountains And Seas in Coburg
Adam Evald in Erlangen
… I sure took some pictures on a stay in Malmö.
Emma Ruth Rundle / Plan B. Malmö 2018
…while the record of the same name is playing in the other room I have a hard time separating good from bad memories and can`t help but think about how everything felt at that time. Seven years ago. Doing photography or whatever for a living really felt like a possibility. Everything was indeed perfect on that little tour I did with Solander and I had no idea what was about to happen. Possibilities… thank you Solander.
…is the new album by Scraps Of Tape (Swedish band with a lot of guitars, friends) and its release was celebrated in Malmö*.
*Bells Fell Silent also played
…cities. Empty cities.
Where I`ll lay down alone.
I dream of cities. Endless cities.
Where I will die alone.
And someone speaks there of all that I`ve known.
And the stone streets there. That I come from…
*The words are used with the kind permission of Kristoffer Bolander, lent from his song „cities“
…featuring the swedish band Solander, performing at Phono Pop Festival in 2011.
I honestly can`t remember feeling more happy at a concert… Texas Is The Reason in 2013
Still my favourite shot of Scraps Of Tape in 2011(?)
…and some Title Fight in 2012
… livemusicpictures in 2016. The 2nd half!
Zement in Erlangen
Rome Is Not A Town in Munich
ALBIN (Johansson) in Erlangen
…new ideas. Combining what Elisée Reclus (geographer, writer, and anarchist) once wrote in Histoire d´une montagne (released 1880) with photographs I took.
„Dort musste ich das Gefühl von Stolz nicht unterdrücken, das mich auf dem Scheitelpunkt des Berges unwillkürlich überkommen hätte, sondern gönnte meinen Augen das Vergnügen, sich sattzusehen am Anblick des Schönen, das Schnee und Felsen, Wälder und Weiden mir boten.“
„Wie halb verborgene Nester im Gezweig erblicke ich einzelne Hütten, Weiler, verstreute Dörfer in den Tälern und an den grünen Berghängen.“
…sometimes you need to change perspective.
…about those two days in April 2016. I got to see Dag Nasty (a Hardcore band from Washington d.c.) play in their original line up. And while I was always sceptical about those original versions of some of my most beloved songs ever… it turned out to be a great show. And that also goes for the concert happening on the next evening. Kristoffer Bolander was back and so the reason for posting those pictures here together is… I was happy to have a camera to document some of that magic.
Under your influence…
Staring at the rude boys…
I regret nothing…
…going to shows and taking photographs is still one of my most beloved activities. Here is a small selection of this year`s favourite concerts and photographs:
Tomorrow, St. Peter in Würzburg
Cranial in Erlangen
Scraps Of Tape in Erlangen
Bring The Mourning On in Apeldoorn
Being on tour with Bring The Mourning On led to the Netherlands and Belgium and me to understand what I love to do…
Cultural tourism in Rotterdam…
Afternoon show in Apeldoorn…
Liège (looks much worse than it was)…
…when it comes to actionsports and photography. I am simply too slow and uninterested, usually. By accident I recently discovered that I indeed did a series of two photographs featuring outdoor activities that I like:
…the trail led next. Nils Holgersson helped Bataki, the raven, to escape from a barn at the huge mining pit. In fact, I strongly recommend going there to see those old mining facilities.
…and visiting some places in Sweden that get described in the book by Selma Lagerlöf. Birdwatching at lake Tåkern, I found this:
There are a couple of things to tell about this picture being printed in Halation-Magazine. It is said about the motivation behind making this magazine that it comes mostly from the joy that photographers feel, getting pictures printed, released, shown… and yes, I can more than relate to that. And as I was thinking about what to hand in it stroke me that among last year´s pictures there were quite some I would like to show. However, there are just a few that I feel the need to say something about or that I find important.
While being in Gustavsberg near Stockholm on January the 4th in 2013, I already knew about my friend Stefans suicide. I took this photo there, on that day and it is released in loving memory…
The title for it comes from a piece of music by the Swedish band Hunt: I left.
…and it still makes me happy and proud.
…are quite a lot of statues to see. This was my and Mareikes favourite.