Originally published on my old Wordpress blog in January 2016.
The good people of Avocado Booking asked me last summer if I was interested in documenting Parkway Drive's appearance at With Full Force Festival near Leipzig/Germany with my camera. Avocado Booking are the band’s European booking agency, and the band's festival appearance in front of 30,000 people would by then be their biggest headlining show of their career so far.
Without having ever captured one single live music event I said “ HELL YES“ because
a) we had planned to go see the festival together anyways
b) it never hurts to occassionally jump in the deep end and
c) such an offer – with the most direct possible access to a such a great band – is simply not to be rejected.
The band was an absolute pleasure to work with, letting me tag along the entire day for everything they were up to in the scorching summer heat. After not really knowing what I was doing (at least that’s what if felt like while shooting) my first concert shoot somehow produced a bunch of presentable pictures. In the end Avocado asked me to do a photo book they gave to the band as a thank you for their partnership and a reminder of this special show.