In February 2010, I went to Melbourne for a few photo jobs : promotional shots for Intercooler, Sam Keevers, Leigh Barker and a few others. I also took some live shots of The Basics when they were recording their last album live, at the Northcote Social Club (you can see the photos in their limited edition vinyl). During the same period, Wally de Backer who was working on his Gotye album “ Making Mirrors”, invited me to take some photos during one of the mixing sessions.
The mixing was done by Franc Tetaz assisted by Wally, at Andy Stewart’s self made audio studio “The Mill”. Andy is editorialist for Audiotechnology magazine; a man with a wicked sense of humour. Between Andy, Wally , Franc and Rupee many, many hours recording and analysing, delirium and inspiration conspired to produce some hilarious moments. You will understand as you look through the images below. Take a minute to explore each image and you will discover the little sparks that lightened up the heaviness of the working process.
Franc and Wally were working on Eyes Wide Open, Dig Your Own Hole and Easy Way Out.
I will let the images speak for themselves…