ROCK MUSIC ARCHIVES ON-LINE

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In the ROCK MUSIC ARCHIVES (click on the top right to find the menu) I collected all the shots I’ve taken over the years for various music magazines and websites. Currently, my frames are published in Swiss Pnp magazine, Fuji X Passion, Olympus Passion, and in Indiana Music Magazine.

You can find a selection of my ROCK MUSIC ARCHIVES shots (Soundgarden, Prince, Enrico Rava, Greg Dulli, Esperanza Spalding etc.) at ExpoWall Gallery, Milan.

Send any requests for usage rights, info or to buy fine art prints to ceschimatteo@gmail.com or to info@expowallgallery.com

 

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THE LATEST 2018 PN’P ISSUE

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The latest 2018 Plug n’ play issue with my articles and pics. Thanks to Swedish progressive rock band Anekdoten and French rocker Nico Duportal (shots taken with Olympus OM-D E-M5).

SOFT MACHINE IN MILAN

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An amazing night with the music of UK band Soft Machine. Armed with two cameras – Fuji X100 and Olympus OM-D E-M5 (+ Zuiko 17 mm f2.8 +  Zuiko 30 mm f3.5 Macro) – I’ve recorded the mid afternoon soundcheck and the live show at La casa di Alex, in Milan. Guitarist John Etheridge joined the opening act, Paolo Ricca Group, before coming back on stage as headliner, with his historical fellows John Marshall, Roy Babbington and Theo Travis.
Free to move around the stage, I took b&w pics very close to the musicians, trying as usual to recreate an early Seventies magic rock atmosphere. ENJOY! 

P.S. special thanks to friend composer and musician Paolo Ricca and to Nick Utteridge, Soft Machine’s tour manager.   

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BELLINZONA BLUES SESSIONS – DAY 1

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I took this series of shots during the first day of Bellinzona Blues Sessions 2018. Waiting for the performances on the main stage (Band of Brothers with friend drummer Rocco Lombardi and Nico Duportal & His Rhythm Dudes) I spent the late afternoon  taking street shots of lovely people dancing, chatting and eating in the “village” organized in the Bellinzona’s main square. On the secondary stage, “aperitif stage,” I shot Swiss band JC Harpo & Ardy Blues Band. It was an opportunity to test my new Olympus Zuiko 30mm f3.5 MACRO. ENJOY!

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PLUG N’ PLAY & ZARA MCFARLANE

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My shot for Swiss music magazine Plug n’play ‘s cover (N°11, May 2018). The shot of amazing jazz singer Zara McFarlane was taken with Olympus OM-DE-M5 + Zuiko 17mm f2.8. Post-production by Federica Beffumo.

SOUNDGARDEN: THE LAST HEROES OF GRUNGE IN MILANO

 

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With only my camera (Canon 1100 D) and a press badge – in fact a free ticket – I attended the 2012 Soundgarden reunion concert in Milan. Thousands of young people – who were not even born when the grunge revolution began to shake Seattle and the whole world – were all around me. Kids full of energy and eager to listen for the first time in their lives to Chris Cornell, Kim Thayil, Ben Shepherd and Matt Cameron live and in action. When the show started I began to take pictures and had to fight not to be submerged by the crazed crowd. That Soundgarden concert, in the audience, ended up being a very physical & almost confrontational experience, but that did not stop me from putting together a very good series of shots.

Some of the photos presented here were published in the Swiss music culture magazine Plug n’ Play in September 2014. Visit Plug n’ Play magzine!

The Last Heroes of Grunge in Milano free-download link.

 

ROCK PHOTOS IN PLUG N’ PLAY MAGAZINE

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If you like rock music photography you can find some of my pics (b&w and color) in Swiss music culture magazine Plug n’ Play.