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Deathmetal Played Loud
3rd PlaceDeathmetal Played Loud
Pedro


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Challenge: DPL Album Cover (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8
Location: The Mushroom Lounge
Date: May 7, 2007
Aperture: F8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200th
Galleries: Performance, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: May 9, 2007

This was just stupid luck. I was shooting a band in my studio on monday night, not having a clue what the challenge topic was. They found the prop-closet, and while I was changing memory cards they changed from a badass rock band into an 80s Hair Band.

Oddly this spawned the idea of them also forming an 80s rock band that will open for themselves at their own concerts. The revival tour starts this summer.

Ridiculously cool guys, several cases of Heineken, and several hundred photos later, this is what we came up with. the challenge was just a bonus. I have no idea how it will be received, but I can't look at it without laughing, so it's in :)

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 153
Avg (all users): 6.9751
Avg (commenters): 8.2581
Avg (participants): 6.7308
Avg (non-participants): 7.1301
Views since voting: 7923
Views during voting: 492
Votes: 201
Comments: 81
Favorites: 0


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06/12/2014 10:03:01 AM
Just heard about the DPL challenge now, looking back through these and this is GOLD!
These guys are awesome for coming up with the idea to setup with the props like this and have huge cajones for letting you have creative rights to the image of them doing this.

I can't help but grin like an idiot when i see this, and i've got some Steel Panther songs running through my head now just by seeing this.
07/09/2008 10:33:17 PM
this is static in the stars right?
yeah they are awesome
i completely forgot that you took this photo till now
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05/25/2007 03:15:38 PM
doode
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05/25/2007 01:29:53 PM
Originally posted by Shecoya:


hahah yeah blame Roz... like its an embarassing thing..
You know he secretly visits the prop closet to try everything I bring over on.. including the stretchy white long dress... ;) Although I've begged to see the "nikki sixx" pants on him..but so far nada..he simply refuses ;)


oh for sure he has tried on everything in that closet when no one is around. probably more than once. i bet he cooks his dinner in the nikki sixx pants...sneak over and peak in the window for me. i'm sure i'm right. :)
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05/24/2007 03:14:33 PM
Originally posted by Pedro:

Originally posted by Alecia:

i really like this shot and layout, BUT death metal is not 80's hair metal! you just can't compare cannibal corpse to, say, motley crue.

but i'm really more interested in the props. are you saying that you had those 'nikki sixx' red striped pants in your props closet? hilarious! and weird.


Well duh. But the title needed to be DPL not EHMPL. And yes, I had all those props in the closet. Blame Roz.


hahah yeah blame Roz... like its an embarassing thing..
You know he secretly visits the prop closet to try everything I bring over on.. including the stretchy white long dress... ;) Although I've begged to see the "nikki sixx" pants on him..but so far nada..he simply refuses ;)

Message edited by author 2007-05-24 15:15:25.
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05/24/2007 12:29:22 PM
Originally posted by Alecia:

i really like this shot and layout, BUT death metal is not 80's hair metal! you just can't compare cannibal corpse to, say, motley crue.

but i'm really more interested in the props. are you saying that you had those 'nikki sixx' red striped pants in your props closet? hilarious! and weird.


Well duh. But the title needed to be DPL not EHMPL. And yes, I had all those props in the closet. Blame Roz.
05/24/2007 09:46:04 AM
Great work all around! Congratulations on the Ribbon
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05/24/2007 04:57:57 AM
i really like this shot and layout, BUT death metal is not 80's hair metal! you just can't compare cannibal corpse to, say, motley crue.

but i'm really more interested in the props. are you saying that you had those 'nikki sixx' red striped pants in your props closet? hilarious! and weird.
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05/23/2007 10:07:48 PM
Congrats my friend.. you really have this genre down to a science!
; )
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05/23/2007 08:14:56 PM
Ha! Saweet. I've been so consumed with the left side of my home page that I haven't even looked at the ribbon winners. I figured this was yours. Good job dude.
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05/23/2007 10:19:44 AM
Odd... some of these guys remind me of the guys I dated back in the 80's.. right down to the clothes and hair.. *blink*

Winx.. excellent work P I cant help but feel somewhere deep down you are in touch with your 80's hairband inner love.. I mean how else could you have re-captured the spirit so perfectly :P

congratulations on your Ribbon .. nice to see you back on the front page.
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05/23/2007 08:51:13 AM
I don't care how old it makes me look, but 80's hair bands rule! So does this photo...you rock dude! Congratulations on winning the yellow ribbon!
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05/23/2007 02:37:10 AM
Congrats on this professional image! No one should remember the 80's hairstyles with fondness.
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05/22/2007 07:56:10 PM
This is one band that hired the right photographer but wait: here we have expert photography, deftly art direction and then a producer to make it all happen. Congratulations, my friend, you have a happy customer and many happy voters. Fame will eventually follow. Congratulations on your Yellow!
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05/22/2007 06:00:05 PM
Hi Pedro,
you must have had fun shooting this. Incredibly professional.
Congrats for this exceptional album cover.

Message edited by author 2007-05-22 18:00:47.
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05/22/2007 02:09:22 PM
Ridiculously cool photo! Cograts on your ever-present dumb luck. :)
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05/22/2007 02:04:46 PM
6 people (yourself included). 3 cases sounds about right (for a sunday afternoon). it scares me that none of these wholesome young gentlemen have managed to grow chest hair what with all that tonic you've been drinking...

my penultimate goal in life is to have a prop-closet
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05/22/2007 01:47:09 AM
Dude, I swear if Ratt wasn't my favorite band, I'd think this was their reunion album, minus the wrong name of course! :)
Awesome photo. I hope I'm this good one day.

Message edited by author 2007-05-22 01:47:39.
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05/21/2007 08:47:07 PM
Rockin' shot for real! My number 1 pick. Congrats dude!

ETA: You know what dude I just thought to myself, just after my first comment, about Ratt and how Stephen Piercy used to stuff his spandex and sure enough you got that too! F*&k that's funny man! Kick ass shot again. Must be some good bro's!

Message edited by author 2007-05-21 20:54:03.
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05/21/2007 08:43:40 PM
I LOVE THIS, CONGRATS!!
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05/21/2007 07:31:07 PM
Congratulations! Love the white boa! Nothing like being in the right place at the right time :)
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05/21/2007 05:04:34 PM
cute
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05/21/2007 12:24:45 PM
Make it stop. LOLOL. Very cool. Congrats on the ribbon.
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05/21/2007 10:57:49 AM
Luck or not, this is outstanding. Congrats on your ribbon win. :)
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05/21/2007 09:31:35 AM
Dang!! This looks so incredibly professional! This is exactly the type of image that comes to my mind when I think of an album cover. You nailed it! Congratulations on winning a ribbon with this amazing photo!

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05/21/2007 09:20:12 AM
I hoped to see this make front page! Congrats!!
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05/21/2007 08:05:22 AM
Congrats on a great photo and ribbon ! It makes me laugh, too :)
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05/21/2007 07:17:51 AM
not too shabby nigel! are you gonna borrow dem red pants?
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05/21/2007 07:06:44 AM
Very cool! Congrats!!
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05/21/2007 06:18:26 AM
Congratulations- Rock On!
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05/21/2007 05:54:06 AM
Fantastic. This should have won, IMHO.
Very authentic and with a dash of good humor.
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05/21/2007 05:08:15 AM
Brilliant cover
Congrats on your ribbon
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05/21/2007 04:39:14 AM
Buwahahaha.. Congrat!
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05/21/2007 03:10:36 AM
VOTE FOR PEDRO! Excellent worthy ribbon winner (but not a red ribbon LOL)...well done. you must have had fun shooting this
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05/21/2007 02:23:20 AM
Very rockish. I would buy it...
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05/21/2007 02:05:59 AM
Yeah, that's what Heineken does to you. Fucks your mind up in a good way.

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05/21/2007 01:55:34 AM
Whooot!! This is bad!! Congrats P :))
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05/21/2007 01:15:08 AM
ROCK ON!
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05/21/2007 01:07:11 AM
Congratulations on your yellow ribbon, very cool shot!
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05/21/2007 12:51:01 AM
WOW! What a shot. Congrats on winning the Yellow.
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05/21/2007 12:46:16 AM
DUDE!! Talk about happenstance. Awesome- and to think that your photo shoot led them to expand into another band for themselves. Kharma kicks ass once again. Great job.
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05/21/2007 12:37:26 AM
Several cases? Dude, you have a serious rep to live up to in Europe. Oh wait, in Canada a case must be like what we call a 6-pack in America....that must be it.
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05/21/2007 12:27:08 AM
ytmnd!
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05/21/2007 12:13:27 AM
Excellent result..... with an awesone image herte.....
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05/21/2007 12:08:36 AM
Well I guess I should be the first one to buy the cd? :P Congrats.
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05/21/2007 12:04:07 AM
Congrats on third -- I expect nothing less from you in the next 5 weeks!
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05/21/2007 12:02:07 AM
Congrats on the ribbon.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/20/2007 09:27:28 PM
Woah, where'd you get all those guys? That is fabulous. So 80's. Great job.
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05/20/2007 07:03:58 PM
This looks more like a promotional photo than an album cover. 4
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05/20/2007 03:06:16 PM
I bet you all had a screem doing this and it does have a professional quality look, dispite the wigs. Great pose's too. =8
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05/20/2007 02:07:06 PM
A fine example of truth in advertising.
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05/20/2007 02:57:20 AM
Love the masking on the text. Really makes this entry stand out.
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05/19/2007 07:55:18 PM
This is absolutely hilarious. I love the position of the lead singer's hand. This is so bad it gets a 10.
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05/18/2007 10:11:13 AM
Very 80's Nice use of props has the right feel to it
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05/17/2007 05:27:58 PM
Hilarious! I'll bet this was a riot to shoot. :-)
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05/17/2007 02:33:03 AM
ahh the eighties...i despised hair bands...hard to be "hard" when you have 2 hours of makeup before the show...10
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05/17/2007 12:06:53 AM
For someone my age, I can greatly appreciate this shot :-)
Very well done.
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05/16/2007 08:35:24 PM
Nice group shot and graphics--truly fits the bill of being an album cover.
--BRAVO!!!
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05/16/2007 07:40:45 PM
Is it WASP? Is it Stryper? Is it Saxon? Is it LA Guns? No, it's DPL! I must have fifty albums with covers just like this, it's brilliant. Have a 9 (on an 8 scale of course).
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05/16/2007 07:11:50 PM
The technicals are great but for me I would have preferred to see more edginess both in the concept and in the look and feel if this was going to be a real album cover. Although for DPC this spoof on heavy metal is probably the ticket to a higher score. Either way early congrats on your ribbon.
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05/16/2007 06:14:38 PM
Everything is perfect ... pose, lighting, wardrobe, PP, font, coloring ... everything.
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05/16/2007 05:37:08 PM
awesome this should make the front page 10
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05/16/2007 04:57:04 PM
VERY nice! Either you were already doing a band shoot or you have some really, really weird and cooperative friends.
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05/16/2007 11:03:43 AM
Now that's a cover!
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05/16/2007 06:52:14 AM
My God. How scary are these lot. LOL. Hope that never makes it onto the shelves near me. Nice work 7
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05/15/2007 06:02:47 PM
this screams larus to me for some reason lol

great job
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05/15/2007 09:09:44 AM
Interesting set-up (Good job), It may have been more captivating it the lead musicians skin wasn't so pale thats all you focused on.
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05/15/2007 04:37:59 AM
omigawd!

I should give you a 1 just on principle alone. I can't believe you gave me a hair metal flashback.

The colors are great, the font is classic. The whole thing was very well executed, and frankly makes me miss my mullet.

10+
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05/15/2007 12:32:33 AM
To fit our modern times. Top notch presentation with great attention to detail. Bump.
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05/14/2007 07:35:54 PM
Hilarious! Looks like some guys I went to high school with! Back to bump you up to 8.
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05/14/2007 06:16:55 PM
four words :D nice FONT!
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05/14/2007 06:08:07 PM
Great entry - strong photograph that I could see on an album (these guys are too much!), text compliments the shot (the bottom text seems a bit too close to the bottom), DPL acronym makes fairly good sense as a 3-word band, roughly square, One of my favorites this challenge
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05/14/2007 05:36:10 PM
Well done.
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05/14/2007 12:25:24 PM
Freakin' hilarious!!!!
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05/14/2007 12:09:13 PM
hey .. I have their CD in my truck ... I even dated the bass player!!
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05/14/2007 09:01:31 AM
Damn, this is awesome!! This is hilarious! 10.
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05/14/2007 09:00:25 AM
Very nice!
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05/14/2007 08:14:36 AM
Fantastic!
I bet you had fun setting this lot up :)
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05/14/2007 04:44:01 AM
Very studio looking and well presented...9
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05/14/2007 01:14:43 AM
funny photo but those guys sure as hell don't play deathmetal. 6 for making me laugh and an extra point for actually finding those pants!
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05/14/2007 12:06:13 AM
LOL...should do well. A classic cover 9
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