Last week, August Burns Red came to South Africa for the first time (or Africa for that matter). CULTURESHOCK was able to get press tickets and I got the photo pass for it. It had been almost two years since I last did some proper concert photography, but I’m happy with the result. Hope you like […]
A few weeks ago our team met in San Francisco. We’re quite deprived of good international punk line-ups in Cape Town, so it was great being able to shoot New Found Glory and support.
The Wolfmother and Editors show in Cape Town was the first show I’ve shot in South Africa. It was a good experience and fun to see the dynamic of both bands on stage.
So far, the only band I’ve shot twice is Enter Shikari and on each occasion, it’s been an absolute pleasure, but also a big challenge. The band simply doesn’t stand still.
I’ve never been a huge ska fan, but seeing these icons of ska and punk rock music perform is always special.
South Africa isn’t frequented by a lot of metalcore bands and I really wanted to see Oh, Sleeper before moving to that part of the world. Not only did they come to Belgium in the last months before my move, I got to shoot and interview them.
The first festival I shot, was the annual Christmas Rock Night in Enneptal, Germany. First time for me seeing most of these bands and great fun to take pics of Wolves At The Gates, I Am Empire, John Coffey, Icon For Hire, and Hawk Nelson.
Enter Shikari is the first big concert that I shot. And what a challenge: dynamic, fast, vibrant. So difficult to get a good shot out of that. I wasn’t that blown away by Your Demise, but got some good pics out of them.
I started listening to punk rock music in 1997 through MxPx. Needless to say that when I was able to shoot Mike Herrera in August 2010 in Belgium, I was super excited.