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Hasselblad launches Backstage live

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Hasselblad supports the Entrée foundation on the calendar project ‘Behind the scenes’

On stage is one of Germany's most famous musicians Peter Maffay together with his band; they are rehearsing for the "living-room concert" of the year. Guido Werner and Ulrike Schaffer capture unique moments such as this with their H4Ds.

The Entrée foundation has set itself the task of promoting young musical talents and thus giving them the opportunity to learn and actually experience music. The founder Jean Jacques Kravetz is himself a keyboard player with Peter Maffay and Udo Lindenberg, and this gave rise to the idea of showing the experienced musicians from a different perspective for once. As a result, the photographers gained an opportunity to capture events behind the stage thus giving fans an insight that they had not previously had.

Peter Maffay has been coming to Bad Segeberg for many years. He associates this town with much more than just another concert performance. This is where it all began for him, and the atmosphere both behind and in front of the stage is truly magical. The stage lies at the base of the Kalkbergstadion - the ‘chalk mountain' stadium - an amphitheatre with an impres- sive backdrop. Many of those who come to Peter Maffay concerts always experience the event from out at the front. However, the calendar project ‘Behind the scenes' is concerned with depicting the musicians as people behind the stage. And with showing the intimate, relaxed and pleasant atmosphere that prevails there.

For the photographers kitted out with H4D equipment it presented a challenge because both stage and backstage area are situated in a dip, meaning that lighting conditions were less than ideal. Thanks to the support from Hasselblad and the musicians, the authentic snapshots and motifs produced are so wonderfully natural and convey an impression of what things look like away from the spotlights.

From the multitude of pictures taken, thirteen were selected for the calendar project ‘Behind the scenes' which records unique moments.

Many thanks to Thomas Böhringer, Guido Werner, Ulrike Schaffer and Peter Maffay & Band.


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