NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALLSTARS: WHEN BUDDY GUY’S BLUES MEETS GRATEFUL DEAD

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What happens when Buddy Guy meets the Grateful Dead? The question may need to be corrected. Need to ask when does Buddy Guy’s blues meet the Grateful Dead’s psychedelic jam? The magic happened in Milan during the North Mississippi Allstars concert at Spazio Teatro 89. The band led by the Dickinson brothers – in the power trio version – performed a 2 hours and 15 minutes live show rejecting any “music label.” North Mississippi Allstars’ philosophy? Jamming, jamming and jamming. Following the mood of the evening, I started a photographic session interrupting myself often, to try to get even more in tune with the band’s vibes. Shot by shot I explored with my FujiFilm X30 the visual nuances of blues and rock. There is nothing better than frames supported by music, you know! Jamming, jamming and (photo) jamming!

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LIVE ACT PHOTO SERVICE

Live Act Photo Service_by Fede

Are you in Milan with your band for a live show/showcase or a recording session?

I am a photographer/essayist/music journalist, member of f/50 The International Photography Collective.

I’ve been in the music business for more than twenty years. Now, I am a columnist for Swiss Pnp Magazine and for Indiana Music Magazine and a contributing author/photographer for Fuji X Passion and Olympus Passion magazines.

In my ROCK MUSIC ARCHIVES you can find people like Iggy Pop, Chris Cornell & Soundgarden, Wayne Kramer & MC5, Soft Machine and indie/underground musicians too.

If you are tired of the usual boring photo sessions, please contact me. In addition to the live performance I can also photograph all the soundcheck & backstage situations. (Photo: Me and Zara McFarlane at Blue Note, Milan, 2018 – by Federico Ramponi)

CONTACT: ceschimatteo@gmail.com

HYST’S “KOREA DEL NORD” VIDEOCLIP

In early April my friend actor/rapper/director Taiyo Yamanouchi a.k.a. HYST called me to participate in his new videoclip, Korea del Nord. Taiyo chose me to play the role of a villain (I’m a super bad guy!). I’ve played the part of the North Korean dictator’s bodyguard but I could not help also recording the backstage with my FujiFilm X30…

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ZUIKO 17 MM F2.8 AT THE CONCERT

Olympus Passion Zuiko 17mm

My Olympus Zuiko 17mm f2.8 lens review in Olympus Passion. ENJOY!

MY B&W SHOTS IN DREW EDITORIAL

 

A couple of my b&w shots (taken with FujiFilm X30), part of a backstage set full series, in DREW Editorial magazine homepage. Thanks to Cesar Valdivieso.

DARK BLUES SELF-PORTRAITS

A short late night photo session inspired by Tom Waits’s darkest blues vibes [shots taken with FujiFilm X-M1 + XC 16-50mm, f3.5-5.6 OIS]

LOGAN

An afternoon self-portrait session inspired by famous Marvel Comics character, Canadian mutant superhero Logan/Wolverine. “I’m the best there is at what I do, but what I do best isn’t very nice…”[Shots taken with FujiFilm X30]