Archive for October, 2006
This festival in Manchester is lovingly run by metal enthusiasts and band members, great atmosphere. This is what metal is all about, lots of passion and community.
See here for more photos: www.EyesOpen.co.uk/Damnation2006
Can’t stand this band and their ontourage. I was supposed to shoot backstage and onstage, but there wasn’t even a pass for me on the door. I couldn’t care less what their history is as long as they’re good, but they are protected in cotton wool beyond belief. They are supposed to be a metal band, all the metal bands I deal with are always friendly and accomodating. Dealing with Fightstar is like dealing with a boy band. Photographers have to sign unreasonably strict terms to shoot them, we have to earn a living too you know! When I was at Download, I wanted to send Fightstar shots to my agency… I happened to have the PR guy who represents them by my laptop, and despite approving the photos he refused to let me send them to the agency. I just don’t understand this kind of behaviour, who is it serving?
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