You’ve probably seen hundreds of photographs of your favorite bands performing live or posing in those staged promotional shots – it’s all been done to death and it’s all a bit clichéd. That’s exactly why we’re big fans of talented Swiss photographer Matthias Willi – he photographs musicians in a way you’ve literally never seen before.
It’s a moment very few get to see, when your favourite artist or musician comes off stage, covered in sweat & heads back to their dressing room for a well-deserved drink, recovery and post-analysis. their way to the dressing room. Good gig or bad gig the routine is repeated each night on tour and it’s this very moment that Matthias has captured in his new book The Moment After The Show.
It’s a must-have for any music fan, 144 pages featuring the likes of:
Archive, Melissa Auf der Maur, Beatsteaks, Bitch Queens, The Black Angels, Blackmail, Buckcherry, The Budos Band, Client, The Datsuns, Dead Moon, Deftones, Dendemann, dEUS, Eagles of Death Metal, Fântomas, Fucking Beautiful, Ghinzu, Gnarls Barkley, Adam Green, The Hives, Isis, The Jackets, The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Juliette And The Licks, Kamikaze Queens, Karma to Burn, Kashmir, The Kooks, Kyuss, Mark Lanegan, The Lemonheads, Jamie Lidell, The Lombego Surfers, Madrugada, Mando Diao, Metallica, Mondo Generator, Muse, Navel, Peaches, Placebo, Queens Of The Stone Age, The Raveonettes, Reverend Beat-Man, Kid Rock, Sludge, Sonic Youth, Sons & Daughters, Soulwax, The Soundtrack Of Our Lives, Stiller Has, The Stooges, Tafs, Trail Of Dead, Triggerfinger, Two Gallants, Farin Urlaub, Vive la Fête, Wir Sind Helden, The Young Gods, Zatokrev.
As well, as the stories and scenarios surrounding the shots themselves along with all the chaos of following a band on tour.
We’ve selected a few of our personal favourites, but we’d love to know who else you’d think Matthias should shoot if and when he does a second edition?
Mike Patton (Faith No More / Tomahawk / Fantomas)
Juliette Lewis (The Licks)
Merrill Beth Nisker (Peaches)
Chino Moreno (Deftones)
Gnarls Barkley - Danger Mouse and Cee-Lo Green
Joey Castillo and Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age)
Jesse Hughes (Eagles of Death Metal)
Brian Molko (Placebo)
Iggy Pop (The Stooges)