It is the time for Christmas and the yearly lists of the best albums of the year. Different magazines and radio shows have their own lists, and the forums have eager discussions about these lists. One of the music styles that causes the most discussions, is metal rock. Here are a few of the candidates for this year’s best metal rock album, international and Norwegian that I have photographed this last year and before. (Picture above: Enslaved, from the last Hole In The Sky Festival in Bergen 2011)
Beth Hart has been around the block and knows more about the darker sides of life than many of us will ever know. Lucky for her, she has survived and overcome her problems. That’s good for her, and good for her audience. As a performer, she knows what the audience like, and combines this with a high quality music performance. In October she releases a new CD, Bang Bang Boom Boom.
Many artists present contracts through their managements that they expect the photographers to sign before they are allowed to photograph the concert. These contract are sometimes different, but they have this in common that the artist, or rather their management, wants to control all aspects of the artist’s performance. (Den Svenska Björnstammen – above – never presented a photo contract.)
Even if the White-tailed eagle isn’t exactly a rock star, it certainly behaves like one. Since there are very few rock concerts where I am just now, I have posted some action photos of an eagle catching fish
An article in Norwegian this time, unfortunately not translated. This is an article I wrote for the historic society in my hometown, Sauda, about the local rock bands in the late 60s. The article was published in the Sauda historic society’s yearbook for 2010.
Friday March 30th my exhibition, Norwegian Metal In Concert opens at Galleri MAP in Oslo. The exhibition is open until April 22nd, and is aranged in cooperation with the Norwegian Inferno Festival April 4-7. Here are some of the pictures that are presented at the exhibition.