Photography

After the Show

A photographer takes a look at what a bunch of rock stars look like after a show. Spoiler alert: they still look good.

Slowly but surely we've all let go of the rock star fantasies we once secretly harboured. After all, there's nothing becoming in a grown man who still thinks he's one lick away from becoming bigger than the Beatles. So instead of wasting your time on something that'll never happen, take in the blood, sweat and calloused fingers from these pictures by photographer Matthias Willi.

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The Swiss-based freelance photographer has long been involved with the rock scene, usually creating artworks and official photography for bands. This time he's gone slightly leftfield, creating this set of pictures entitled 'After the Show'. As you'd expect, it's pictures of rock stars all sweated out, well, after their shows. Stars range from rock royalty (Iggy Pop) to more questionable inclusions (Juliette Lewis), whilst the pictures themselves depict the performers as anything from quietly contemplative (Gnarles Barkley, reclining in silk pyjamas) to angry, drunk and semi-nude (Iggy again, naturally). Fascinating.

See the full set of photos here.

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