Seattleite Mike Savoia sees things through different eyes. He has been taking photographs almost his entire life, finally making the transition to full-time professional photographer this past year. Mike’s easy-going, fun attitude and stellar shots have garnered trust (and increased his workload) from a multitude of bands. It started off with shooting local favorites Alice in Chains, Queensrÿche, Metal Church and Duff McKagan’s Loaded, but that’s just the start. He recently shot Black Sabbath and coming up this December he’ll shoot Pearl Jam. In between the shoots, Mike took time to answer some questions for One Louder Magazine. (more…)
World renowned graphic designer Storm Thorgerson has designed some of the most iconic album covers of all time, including Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here, Led Zeppelin’s Houses of the Holy, Peter Gabriel’s first three solo albums, Muse’s Absolution and Dream Theater’s A Change of Seasons, among others. The compiled list is seemingly a mile high.
I had planned on contacting Mr. Thorgerson after wrapping up issue eight, but sadly he passed away on April 18th, 2013, from an undisclosed form of cancer. In his stead is Daniel Abbott who worked side-by-side with Storm at Storm Studios for over a decade. He discusses the ins and outs of designing album covers, what it’s like working with bands and his time with Storm.