«You made me look good», said mustachioed womanizer Jesse “The Devil” Hughes merrily when he looked at the photos of him and his band Eagles of Death Metal. Juliette Lewis is equally stoked by the idea of having musicians’ pictures taken right after the show: «That’s the only way to show how we really are» – sweaty, exhausted, but happy.

Since 2005, photographer Matthias Willi and journalist Olivier Joliat managed to inspire about 100 bands to take part in their project. Now, they present their book: «The Moment After the Show».

Next to the photos, the artists get their say on the book’s 144 pages. Furthermore, the authors describe how they managed to get to do these intimate shots, how the shootings were done, and they also have some really funny experiences to share in these making-of reports.

Usually, one doesn’t get to see stars as authentic and emotional as in «The Moment After the Show». No matter if Metallica have just played in front of 80’000 people or if Navel did the same in front of 50: By the sweat of their brows, everyone is the same.


Archive, Melissa Auf der Maur, Beatsteaks, Bitch Queens, The Black Angels, Blackmail, Buckcherry, The Budos Band, Client, The Datsuns, Dead Moon, Deftones, Dendemann, dEUS, Eagles of Death Metal, Fântomas, Fucking Beautiful, Ghinzu, Gnarls Barkley, Adam Green, The Hives, Isis, The Jackets, The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Juliette And The Licks, Kamikaze Queens, Karma to Burn, Kashmir, The Kooks, Kyuss, Mark Lanegan, The Lemonheads, Jamie Lidell, The Lombego Surfers, Madrugada, Mando Diao, Metallica, Mondo Generator, Muse, Navel, Peaches, Placebo, Queens Of The Stone Age, The Raveonettes, Reverend Beat-Man, Kid Rock, Sludge, Sonic Youth, Sons & Daughters, Soulwax, The Soundtrack Of Our Lives, Stiller Has, The Stooges, Tafs, Trail Of Dead, Triggerfinger, Two Gallants, Farin Urlaub, Vive la Fête, Wir Sind Helden, The Young Gods, Zatokrev.