“The answer” is the last music album by the greek rock band 2L8, which was just released. A couple weeks ago K. and I set out to plan a photoshoot for the album’s cover. He took me to see some abandoned industrial buildings just outside Thessaloniki, which I never even knew existed. I was delighted to see that there is a whole area full of such buildings, just calling at me to go and photograph them. Or maybe I should be sad, because a place which was once full of life, is now completely deserted. Well, at least something good can come out of this and that is cool pictures!
K. had spotted a really cool looking abandoned asbestos processing plant and we chose to do the shoot there. After some days of preparations, we went out there again and luckily some nice clouds gathered above us, making for great light. About an hour later, we had the result we hoped for. I should point out, that these gas masks were really difficult to wear and the added tubes made breathing very hard so I felt really sorry for both of them, while I was shooting. Poor guys!
The picture is available as a limited edition print.
Some words about the album.
The world has ended. It is time to celebrate. For we still have each other, we still have the passion, we still have the will. They destroyed the world but they failed to destroy our mutual consciousness and the thread that unites us all. It’s time to rebuild. It’s time to reestablish. It’s time to form a new language. With new words. With new meanings.
“The answer” was funded by a crowdfunding campaign and it the last one for 2L8. It is available as a digital download and a limited edition compact disc, which comes in a lovely gatefold card case, featuring more of my photography. The band released the following statement:
We decided that all income produced from “The Answer” release will be donated to causes that support the refugee crisis in Greece. This is the 3rd crowdfunded album for 2L8, it is your generosity that made the album happen, so it is time to give back what you gave us. It is our DEBT nothing more, nothing less to answer the distress call for what is more important right now for the whole, the community, our people and ourselves. Thus, all income from selling the album that will be generated from online orders and at our shows will go where it will be mostly needed.
You can listen to the full album online here: https://2l8toolate.bandcamp.com/album/the-answer
Band’s website: www.2l8toolate.com
Go on, click and enjoy the music!