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It all started in 1977. Hannes Schmid was discovered by Status Quo while taking a moment of break back in Switzerland during one of his travels for his photo-essays. His world with cannibals was transformed overnight with a keen eye on the fascination of Rockstars; their personalities, lifestyles and the impact they created while on stage and off stage.
During this time, he had documented hundreds of rock bands and became close friends with a few. His approach in photography took on a total different path while he was on stage. In the low, yet powerful light situation, Hannes created a series of works of the rockstars, merging the unique light setting with the powerful film he had. The result is a collection of photography that embodies focus, power and charisma called Blackstage.
MICK JAGGER • ROLLING STONES 1981
It is about focus. Against blackness, life comes into play. The mystic of the rocking and rolling times. The magnetism of these stars who released a powerful yet relatable sense of charisma. These single moments of immense mood against a dimmed stage. A dimension of eminence to their prowess, reducing everything else into insignificance.
BLACKSTAGE ART BOX
A limited edition art box, containing a selection of 5 Digital C-Prints. Together with this artbox, you will receive 5 NFTs to each of the art print and exclusive audio insights by Hannes Schmid himself.
The artbox contains 5 Digital C-Prints on Fuji Crystal Archive High-Gloss Paper, signed by the artist, mounted on passepartouts.
• Mick Jagger, Rolling Stones 1981
• Freddie Mercury, Queen 1982
• Peter Allen 1980
• Phil Collins, Genesis 1978
• David Lee Roth, Van Halen 1980
Artbox size: 245 x 340 x 65 mm
Image size: 140 x 210 mm
Paper size: 180 x 250 mm
Passepartout size: 298 x 210 mm
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