long overdue, these images finally emerge from the dark corners deep within my hard drive. ;)
it was back when (i know, i know) and sivert høyem was releasing his brand new solo-album 'long slow distance'. his record company were kind enough to get me inside this pretty exclusive all-fan-no-tickets-sold-event. about 200 fans were there as well as a few photographers.
the setting was pretty extreme from a photographers viewpoint. very low stage, no pit for the photographers, 4 lamps total (meaning almost no light at all for parts of the show) and a small, packed room. interesting...
for any photographers out there, my setup for the night consisted of two leica m9's, one with a summilux-m 50mm and one with a summarit-m 90mm (!). i shot almost everything with the 50mm, but the 90mm really stepped up to the challenge of the things i threw at it. sharp, well-built and fast to focus, the lens really impressed me being one of the cheapest leica lenses you can buy brand new.
as far as the show goes, let's just say it's easily one of the best shows i've been to here in norway. maybe even the best show ever i've seen with a norwegian artist. sivert høyem is a gifted singer and evidently a great songwriter. together with his amazing band, led by the impressive guitar player cato salsa, they totally killed the show. the tracks from the album came alive and were even darker, more desperate than they are on the album. you need to check it out, though...
i was definitely inspired by the music when i made these images and it would be awesome if you listened to his album to really get in the mood. hopefully you'll get a sense of what was going down that night in oslo. you find it on both itunes and spotify, so there are no excuses. go get it in a record store, though. they need your patronage. ;)
oh - and if he's playing near you - don't miss it.
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