Loudblast inside

Loudblast inside, photo essay by Moland Fengkov

They are the oldest french death metal band. Loudblast is a band that lasts for many years in a country where mass media are not that interested in heavy metal music. Yet, the Hellfest is one of the biggest music festivals in France, sold out many months before its opening.

This story describes the every day life of the band, before and after the concerts, on the road, backstage. It tries to show the atmosphere of a tribe, a big family not only composed by the musicians but also by all the people who work with them, during the off moments. In 2015, Loudblast celebrate its 30th anniversary, after an European tour.

Q&A with Moland Fengkov

Photography is…
A way to fight against the lost memories, and a way to show things most of people can’t see easily.

Photography and writing…
A photograph means nothing without the captions, and especially the writing of a story that gives more informations about the point of view, the context of the story.

Who left the biggest impression on you?
Too many people. Great photographers are legions, so just picking up a name is not enough.

Tell us a little about yourself
I feel myself like belonging to anywhere, because I’m from vietnam, born in Laos and living in France. That’s maybe the reason why I’m interested in communities, with their own rules.

Moland FengkovMoland Fengkov (website), born in Laos, 1973, living in France since I’m 2 years old, I started to work as a journalist writer, before becoming a photoreporter. My work is based on communities and their own rules, like heavy metal tribes, homeless people living together on a boat, thai soldiers or casts of Cannes Festival. I travelled many times in south east Asia. Now I belong to Haytham Pictures agency.


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