I’m Thorsten Seiffert, a german based journalist, who – as a hobby guitarist – has ever been into live music. I have never been that kid that wanted to be a photographer, I always wanted to write though. But when I shot my first live show ( Anthrax in an overcrowded club with no pit), I know that this is it. So I taught myself the basics and kept going.
In the last years I worked and still work for german print magazines like Rock Hard, Eclipsed and more (also have been printed in mags like dutch Aardschock or japanese Burrn. From time to time I do some bandshootings or backstage stuff for these mags as well (Alice in Chains, Doro, Rob Halford).
Most of my works can also be found on my own Webzine www.rocknroll-reporter.de.
As many other photogs I have an imaginary bucket list of artists I need to shot in my head. Although I caught most of my musical heroes already (Kiss, Iron Maiden, Rammstein, Guns N’ Roses, Aerosmith, Steve Vai) there will ever be another goal.
I like the real big shows, but also packed clubs because of the different conditions you have to manage as a shooter. I shoot with Canon 5d MK4 and Canon 6D because I love the High Iso ability of these products.