Hedwig and the angry inch

Dennis Veldman Fotograaf  zaterdag 23 maart 2013

12 years ago a girlfriend from Seattle told me about a movie i HAD TO SEE. Hedwig and the angry inch. I went to a dvd import store and they would import it for me.. and when i finally had it.. i have been watching the movie for hundreds of times and i said to my boyfriend "one day i will photograph Hedwig"

Now 12 years later it happened.. i was asked to photograph Hedwig.. in BERLIN!

I have met Sven Ratzke via a mutual friend, and i have photographed Sven twice. Once for pressphoto's, the second time photo's for his upcoming album - i shot the cover photo and also a BIG photo for the booklet. Sven told me that he would be "Hedwig" and i told him that i know the movie very well and the music and the story. and he said he wanted me to photograph him as Hedwig!!!!

Everything was arranged, travelling, hotel, breakfast, lunch and dinner... and the shoot was amazing! We have shot in a HUGE studio, on a brand new built staircase (the photo i will upload now) and on the streets, on a rooftop of the highest building i have ever been on and also the final "set" was the Berlin Wall!

Hedwig and the angry inch

The photo's will be used at bus/tram/metro stations as big posters, on flyers, press and whatnot. The first photo of the shoot has gone "live" last night with a note by Sven Ratzke : "What I'm doing? Running up and down the stairs of the theatre for the rehearsals and in the meantime 'I've got an angry Inch!' ....And with me are DoktorGuntbert WarnsFlorian FriedrichHans Christian Schlotter, Christopher Noodt, Maria Schuster & Jan Terstegen

Premiere 5th of june in Berlin
(the pic is by genius Dennis Veldman) "

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Hedwig and the angry inch
Hedwig and the angry inch
Hedwig and the angry inch