2013 got me excited. It saw a few features printed of my work, including a first cover (of Napalm Death). But behind many features, there’s usually a stress of some sort, so seeing the final product print helps me appreciate all the work everyone puts in.
Stu and Jon from Iced Earth arrived at Tez HQ for their interview. BUT they didn’t realise it was a photo session too. Dressed for UK winter, no photo brief, no change of clothes, and….no hairbrush (metal band essential)
Those next seconds (felt like minutes)
Jon threw his arms in the air “ahhh let’s just get it done” and walked over to the black backdrop I’d set up. “Whaddya need us to do?”
I was impressed.
The awkwardness gave way for hilarious conversation about other interviews they’d had where things didn’t work out as planned. They’d done some crazy shit.
One story sticks in my mind; A journalist went to their hotel room and the Iced Earth guys decided the interview would be conducted while bouncing on the beds, not a single answer was serious.
I looked around, slightly relieved the room we were shooting in was empty, and I got what I needed to make the feature work.
An image of them jumping on the beds would’ve been pretty cool though.