25. September 2014

On Stage


The past months have been hard, but the work has more than paid off", a satisfied Clemens Mitscher will say at the end of the day. In a seminar Mitscher wanted to teach his students the technology of analog and digital photography under the difficult conditions of a rock concert. "Nobody would have thought at the time that the project would take on such proportions," he was amazed. Didi Zill, renowned photographer of music celebrities from rock and pop, who had the Stones, Pink Floyd and Deep Purple in front of his lens in the 70s and 80s, for example, also travelled by train from Munich to Frankfurt to attend the opening of the exhibition. He is very impressed by the juxtaposition of rock photography classics and the courageous, spirited pictures of the up-and-coming photographers. "I had already given a lecture at the university and was pleasantly surprised at how interested the young people were - and that they showed understanding and interest for analogue photography

"You only have about ten minutes, the lighting conditions change constantly, there is a lot of movement on the stage and often also crowding in the photo pit - a real challenge," explains Malte Sänger (27), student in his tenth semester and one of the first project participants. He now looks at his recordings of The Brew, Pulp and Roxy Music, which have found their place in the exhibition, with a critical eye, but also with a little pride. And rightly so, because the photographs of the students fascinate both the visitors to the exhibition and the professional photographers. For example, an old hippie from the Frankfurt area, who arrived mainly for the Arthur Brown concert on the same day, raves about the Herzberg Festival and gets stuck on a Jeff Beck recording, while a young Japanese man scans the QR code to Efterklang with his smartphone to hear what music this band makes.

Lesen Sie mehr im eclipsed Nr. 164 (Oktober 2014).