Ever noticed this tiny subtitle on our main page?! "Life is art, be creative" was one of our guidelines when we started yellowisthenewpink.com some years ago. Behind the lenses is a series focussing on being creative in the music scene (in the broadest sense) without sticking around in a band. This run of interviews is about the art of flattening the three dimensional space in which all music takes place into the two dimensions of a photograph.
Sure, today’s torrent of images reached undreamt of quantities: no concert without hundreds of flashlights, band photos on every zine’s page, massive pictorial postings on every messageboard, not to talk of flickr, myspace or youtube. Yet a small quotient of photographers is worth to speak of while the majority falls into digital camera clichés: as they focus on snapshots of stage acting, bands posing and rocking out only. No aestaetical surplus is achieved, hence only a evanescent amount of pictures is actually worth to talk of.
Behind the lenses is basically about creating a platform for those photographers who stand out of this ocean of boredom and get them talking about their work, their inspiration and their aims. No matter if it is a professional, a poor punk kid or a d.i.y. activist ten thousand miles away.