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Temple Of Rock & Love Reunion Tour

Posted in Bands & Artists, Live Photography, Live Shows, Savage Beauty Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 30, 2013 by Tallee Savage

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Live photos of Michael Schenker from Kubben/Fryshuset in Stockholm, Sweden – May 25, 2013.
It was a great show!
Thank you: Michael Schenker, Herman Rarebell, Francis Bucholz, Doogie White and Wayne Findlay :)

All photos are taken by me, Tallee Savage :) Please contact me for purchase or the right to use any Michael Schenker photo. Click photos to enlarge.

I also did an interview with Michael before the Tour in May:

Michael’s exceptional guitar playing has kept many people spellbound for over 40 years. He has inspired and influenced other guitar players for decades. Leaving delightful grins on the faces of millions of fans while we still today enjoy his extensive career with the Scorpions, through the immortal classic albums with British legends UFO, to his long going Michael Schenker Group solo achievements.
 The six-string axe-slinger is seemingly enthusiastic and eager to be a passenger as says: “The universe is driving and I tag along”, enjoying the new album “Temple of Rock” and life more than ever.
 Tallee Savage went down memory lane in a long chat with legendary Michael Schenker in an exclusive interview for Rocknytt. He talks about the album, Tour,  developments and expectations and also explains why he is celebrating the era of “Hand Made Rock”.

Read the whole interview on Rocknytt HERE >>

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Medieval with Zaann

Posted in Bands & Artists, Live Photography, Live Shows, Make Up - Savage Beauty, Personal, Savage Beauty Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 1, 2013 by Tallee Savage

PastedGraphic-1Working with Zaann was a true pleasure. She is as perceptive, wise, humble and sweet as they come <3  Travelled all the way from a town called Maidstone, an hour outside of London, to stay with me for three days. A nice arrangement made by our mutual friend Michael Kenney, who also happened to have business in Sweden at the same time. Michael has been the bass tech for Steve Harris of Iron Maiden for the last 30 years, and has a recording history with the band that goes all the way back to the albums ”No prayer for the Dying”, ” Fear of the Dark” and ”Virtual XI. On stage he has handled the keyboard playing since the ”Seventh Son of a Seventh Son Tour”. This particular visit in Sweden was of a different matter though. Michael was on tour with Steve Harris’ solo/side project British Lion and he thought it would be an excellent idea for me and Zaann to collaborate. Busy, busy weekend: First we did five different photo sessions with a variety of themes. 1700s, 1800s, Goth Lolita, Princess and Medieval. In the next few days you will see Zaann’s many different faces only by changing the make up and hair a little. We had Michael over for dinner one day followed by a ”girls night out” the next day with my sister Amanda and Tåve to see British Lion perform in Stockholm. After party was at Club Rocks and Heavens Gate.

tallee-signThe first session with Zaann here is a medieval theme we actually did in 30 minutes before she had to organize her stuff and run off to the airport. Next up will be “La Belle Époque”. See you then!


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Michael Kenney and I in L.A. 2012

More about Michael Kenney here >>>

 

Article in Magasin Upplands Väsby

Posted in Bands & Artists, Child & Family Photography, Live Photography, Make Up - Savage Beauty, Model 40, Personal, Savage Beauty Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 20, 2013 by Tallee Savage

Magsin-Upplands-VasbyPhoto on cover image: Patrik Blom – Models left: Zack Wilmenius & Angelica Jansson.

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This is an interview with me made by Anders Tengner for MAGASIN UPPLANDS VÄSBY.
Both in english and Swedish.

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eng-flag-1In Upplands Väsby she is more known as Yngwie Malmsteen’s first girlfriend, but she soon made a name for herself as a very unique photographer. Tallee Savage has her photo studio in Sollentuna and the person portrayed always ends up – somewhere else. – It could take days to produce one single fantasy image, she says.

She looks like Morticia from the Addams Family and lives in a house decorated as an old Victorian castle. Her last name is Savage… for real. No wonder she named her company Savage Beauty. But this photographer is everything but creepy. She does however have the predilection for the mystic, romantic horror from 30’s classics and Hard Rock music. The latter is no surprise. Tallee was world famous Swedish guitar virtuoso Yngwie Malmsteen’s first girlfriend.
– We met when I was 14 and he was 17 years old. It was at a party at the home of Europe bassist John Leven, Tallee laughs at the memory. I thought only old men were named Yngwie and told him so. He persisted for months about going to the movies. And we eventually did. It turned out to be more than a movie.
In a new book about Yngwie Malmsteen, dealing with the scandal-ridden rock star’s life (“As Above, So Below”) – she talks in detail about how they became a couple. The relationship lasted four years. She moved with him to Los Angeles when he got an offer to move there in 1983. The U.S. is like home to Tallee being half American and half Chilean. She came to Sweden as a refugee from Chile when she was only 10 years old and grew up in Upplands Väsby with two sisters.
– I was among the very first Chilean in Upplands Väsby, smiles Tallee. It was a great place to grow up. I had experienced the hard rock explosion in Upplands Väsby. You know, with Europe and all those bands. I was among the first hard rock girls in Upplands Väsby and wore black clothes and a bandoleer belt to school. Yngwie lived with me for a while in Upplands Väsby. It was great. One week we could celebrate the Chilean Association and listened to Victor Jara and the next there would be parties at the home of the guys in Europe.
She lived there until 1994 when she and her husband Mattias moved to a house in Sollentuna. – The traffic was badly congested towards Väsby, sighs Tallee.
– We wanted to be closer to the city, but did not live there. Sollentuna is close to parks, schools and shops. It invested in youth activities with several sports and gymnastics halls and then we have the Arena-Satellite. It is an operation filled with computers, rehearsal rooms, a recording studio and space for dancing.
The schools in Sollentuna are well-managed and ranks as the best in greater Stockholm. – Sofielundsskolan, where my children attend, is pleasant and has good education. They were one of the first to implement IT in learning and have in a natural way brought the pupils into the school of the future. Furthermore the business climate is good here. We really thrive in Sollentuna.
She has built her business at home which consists of advanced photography and extreme make-up. Among her clients is everything from families who want to eternalize their kids in a different way, to rock bands such as Crucified Barbara, Fatal Smile, and Over The Rainbow with Ritchie Blackmoore’s son. They all want to enhance their visual image. Even internationally acclaimed song writer Andreas Carlsson, guitar legend Michael Schenker, and members from the Swedish hardrock band Europe have posed in front of her camera. The pictures she takes can best be described as photo art, especially after they have been edited by her husband Mattias Savage who touches them up and creates fantasy inciting surroundings and the mystique that is always present in the pictures. The color scheme is attenuated.
– I like Tim Burton, Tallee admits unsurprisingly. His scenography, lighting and picture language is very exciting and dramatic.
The photo studio is located in the bottom floor of the large house. Here one finds a variety of costumes and imaginative props. Tallee is always running around to different swap-meets and finds unique stuff on her trips abroad. It is filled with skulls and monsters, dresses from La Belle Epoque and angel’s wings with genuine feathers, and this style goes through the entire house.
– My daughter brought a friend home one day who said; “Oh, have you already decorated your house for Halloween?,” and my daughter replied; “No, this is how it always looks at our place” Tallee says and laughs.
Even though Tallee has been taking photographs as a hobby since the age of 12, it wasn’t until 2005 that became a professional photographer.
– I learned how to work in a studio and with lighting.  Her business took off seriously after she put her first images on Facebook and got a huge response. Now the customers come frequently.
– Some clients have an idea and we go through it, Tallee says. Other times I can tell by the person what would fit, maybe as a classic Hollywood star. Everybody is excited and no regrets. There is a lot of work behind a fantasy picture. It all depends on what the customer wants!

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swe-flag-1I Upplands Väsby blev hon känd som Yngwie Malmsteens första flickvän, men hon fick snart ett namn som en mycket annorlunda fotograf. Tallee Savage har sin fotostudio hemma i Sollentuna, och den som porträtterashamnar alltid – någon annanstans. – Det kan ta dagar att ta fram en enda bild, säger hon.

Hon ser ut som Morticia i familjen Addams, bor i ett hus som är inrett som ett gammalt kråkslott och heter Savage i efternamn. På riktigt. Inte så konstigt att hon döpt företaget till Savage Beauty. Men fotografen är allt annat än läskig. Däremot har hon förkärlek till det mystiska, den romantiska skräcken från 30-talsklassikerna och hårdrock. Det sistnämnda kanske inte är så konstigt. Tallee var svenske världsberömde gitarrvirtuosen Yngwie Malmsteens första flickvän.
–Vi träffades när jag var 14 år och han var 17 år. Det var på en fest hemma hos Europebassisten John Levén, skrattar Tallee åt minnet. Jag trodde bara att gamla gubbar hette Yngve och sa det. Han tjatade i flera månader på att jag ska gå på bio med honom, och så blev det till slut.
Det blev mycket mer än bio. I en ny bok om Yngwie Malmsteen som handlar om den skandalomsusade rockstjärnans liv (“Såsom i Himmelen, så ock På Jorden”) – berättar hon ingående om hur de blev ett par. Förhållandet höll i fyra år. Hon följde med honom till Los Angeles när han fick ett erbjudande att flytta dit 1983. Amerika är nästan hemmaplan för Tallee som är hälften amerikanska och hälften chilenska. Hon kom till Sverige som flykting från Chile när hon var bara 10 år och växte upp i Upplands Väsby med två systrar.
–Jag tillhörde de allra första chilenarna i Upplands Väsby, ler Tallee. Det var ett bra ställe att växa upp på. Jag var med under hårdrocksexplosionen i Upplands Väsby. Du minns, med Europe och flera andra band. Jag var bland de första hårdrockstjejerna i Upplands Väsby och bar svarta kläder och patronbälte till skolan. Yngwie bodde hos mig en tid i Väsby. Det var fantastiskt. Ena helgen var man på fest med Chilenska Föreningen och lyssnade på Victor Jara och helgen därpå festade man hemma hos grabbarna i Europe.
Hon bodde kvar ända till 1994 då hon och maken Mattias flyttade till en villa i Sollentuna. – Det var jobbiga köer ut mot Upplands Väsby, suckar Tallee. Vi ville bo närmare stan, men inte bo i stan. I Sollentuna är det nära till grönområden, skolor och affärer. Det satsas på ungdomsverksamhet med flera idrotts- och gymnastikhallar och så har vi ju Arena-Satelliten. Det är en verksamhet fylld med datorer, replokaler, en musikstudio och utrymme för dans.
Hon fortsätter:
Sollentunas skolor mår bra och rankas som de bästa i länet. Sofielundsskolan, där mina barn går, är trivsam och har god pedagogik. De var tidiga med att införa IT i lärandet och har på ett naturligt sätt fört in barnen i framtidens skola. Dessutom är företagsklimatet bra här. Vi trivs verkligen i Sollentuna.
Hemmavid har hon byggt upp sin verksamhet som består av avancerade fotografier och extrem makeup. Bland hennes klienter finns allt från familjer som vill föreviga sina barn på ett annorlunda sätt till rockband som Crucified Barbara, Fatal Smile och Over The Rainbow med Ritchie Blackmores son. Alla vill de förstärka sin visuella image. Till och med Andreas Carlsson, gitarrlegenden Michael Schenker och medlemmar från Europe har poserat framför hennes kamera.
Bilderna hon tar kan närmast beskrivas som fotokonst speciellt efter de redigerats av hennes man Mattias som efterbehandlar dem och skapar fantasieggande miljöer och den mystik som alltid råder i bilderna. Färgpaletten är dämpad.
– Jag gillar Tim Burton, erkänner Tallee föga överraskande. Hans scenografi, ljussättningar och bildspråk känns väldigt spännande och dramatiska.
Fotostudion ligger i bottenvåningen i det stora huset. Här trängs också en lång rad kostymer och fantasifull rekvisita. Tallee ränner jämnt på loppisar och hittar unika grejor på utlandsresor. Det är inte långt mellan dödskallar och monster, klänningar från La Belle Epoque och änglavingar med äkta fjädrar. Och stilen går, som sagt, igen i hela huset. – Min dotter hade med sig en kompis hem som sa “Jaha, har ni pyntat till Halloween”. Min dotter svarande “Nej, det ser alltid ut så hår hos oss”, säger Tallee och skrattar.
Även om Tallee fotograferat som hobby sedan hon var 12 år, var det först 2005 som hon tog steget att livnära sig som fotograf.
– Jag lärde mig jobba i studio och ställa in ljus. Hennes verksamhet kom igång ordentligt efter hon lagt sina första bilder på Facebook och fick ett enormt gensvar. Nu strömmar kunderna till.
– En del kunder har en idé och vi går igenom den, berättar Tallee. Andra gånger ser jag på personen vad som skulle passa, kanske som klassisk Hollywoodsjtärna. Alla är på och ingen ångrar sig.
Det ligger mycket jobb bakom en avancerad fantasybild. Allt beror på vad kunden vill ha!

Sweden Rock Festival 2012 – part II

Posted in Live Photography, Savage Beauty Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 13, 2012 by Tallee Savage

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ENTOMBED

L G Petrov

Alex Hellid

L G Petrov   –   Nico Elgstrand

RIVAL SONS

KING DIAMOND

SOUNDGARDEN

Chris Cornell

CC & Kim Thayil

Ben Shepherd & Chris Cornell

TWISTED SISTER

Dee Snider

JJ French, Eddie Ojeda & Mark Mendoza

Sweden Rock Festival 2012 – part I

Posted in Live Photography, Savage Beauty Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 12, 2012 by Tallee Savage

I am quite busy right now with work, kids and you name it. Lot’s of things I need to finish up before my vacation. Besides I have a new problem. My daughter just came home with an injured seagull baby and we are trying to figure out what to do.  So I won’t have a review on the bands I saw this year. Only photos that I hope you enjoy. Just like I did last year, I worked for Borås newspaper and E-taniment news. But I would love to work close with a bigger rock magazine. So if anybody in the business reads this, you know where to find me.

This year it was quite chilly at the festival. I didn’t think about it much, but I can tell you it wasn’t T-shirt weather anyway. However, 33 000 people showed up, contributing to the great vibes to this truly amazing festival. And exactly like last year it was great to meet up with friends and colleagues from all over the world.

Rock On \m/
Tallee Savage

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DIMMU BORGIR

Shagrath

MOTÖRHEAD

Lemmy Kilmister

NIGHT RANGER

Brad Gillis

Joel Hoekstra

– BACKSTAGE –

Tallee Savage, Photographer and Lina Bruna-Eriksson, writer for Borås Tidning (Newspaper)

Mark Frostenäs   –   Sebastian Bach

My sis Amanda & Björn Åkesson   –   Me and my hubby, Matt

Me and Hanna   –   Hanna, Putte & Lina

Anna Bumbi   –   Me and Anders Tengnér

With Hampus Klang and Peter Rooth

Me, Lina, Hanna & Nippe   –   Martin Forssman

Patrik Carlberg   –   Dee Snider of Twisted Sister

Twisted Sister

DEEP PURPLE and Symphony Orchestra (Stockholm)

Posted in Live Photography, Live Shows with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 10, 2011 by Tallee Savage

There are two words I would like to use for this event on December 9th in Stockholm, “grand and tranquil”. The floor of the venue was filled with chairs where rockers of all ages sat nice and neatly throughout the concert. A few head-banging souls here and there – after all this was friday ;) But overall a very civilized and “mature” concert.

The “Neue Philhamonie Frankfurt Orchestra” led by concertmaster, the violinist Ralf Hübner, certainly brought a new sound to Deep Purple. We all got to hear a whole bunch of well performed classic songs like Highway Star, Strange kind of woman, Rapture of the deep, My Woman from Tokyo, Hush, The mule, Lazy, No One Came and many more.

Deep Purple are noticeably older and especially Ian Gillan is not so vigorous any more. His voice caught some problems here and there on the high notes which made me think “why does he bother”. Nobody expects him to hit the perfect high notes or falsetto range he did so well in the 1970’s. But the greatness of Ian Gillan persists and “When a Blind Man Cries” is sheer poetry.

Don Airey appeared happy, smiling throughout the concert.  The keyboard solo was splendid incorporating a little reminder of “who’s the man” behind the distinctive organ introduction of Ozzy’s Mr.Crowly and progressed impressing with beautiful virtuous playing like the “Turkish March” by Mozart.

I have always been amazed of how Ian Paice can make one bass drum sound like two. Fast little rascals, I guess. He showed us his great musicianship… But, sorry to say… Nothing compared to what Martin Axenrot had to offer the night before at the OPETH concert in Stockholm. Not every day that I get to hear two splendid drum solos of this altitude on the same weekend.

So do we miss Ritchie Blackmore? Well Yes, he will always be missed in Deep Purple. But Steve Morse makes you forget as the show progresses. Impressive and joyful playing.  Gist of it all is that Deep Purple (Mk8) is still alive and well after 40 years. Well performed songs running smoothly down memory lane.  I do approve!

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P.S Jag har gjort en recension på svenska åt Rockbladet.
Finns att läsa här >>>

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OPETH

Posted in Live Photography, Live Shows, Savage Beauty Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 9, 2011 by Tallee Savage

OPETH’s 10th, album HERITAGE is a mix of Progressive rock, Folk-laden, Jazz fusion, 70’s and then some more. Their most progressive and ambitious effort to date.  Some rockers are crying their eye out because of the lack of growl on this album but I don’t miss it here. They certainly were the masters of “beauty and brutality”, but who says you need death metal growl to be heavy?
Still sounds very much Opeth to me. Michael has been quoted expressing his feelings about NOT being afraid to experiment or “being caught with his pants down”. “Why only do it one way when you can do everything else too” … and frankly, even if Death Metal is the root of Opeth, the mish-mash of the vintage guitars and organs passages,  jazzy Jethro Tull:ish flute interlude,  poetic vocals, folk formula,  all shows a substantial stylistic progressive perfection. A whole new sound for the heavy metal crowd to LOVE.

Heritage is marvellous and the more you listen to it, the more fantastic it gets. Innovative and flamboyant “metal”. The Rainbow influences are undoubtedly and hearable noticeable here and there. Especially in the song “Slither”
I am pretty sure Ritchie Blackmore will approve of the tribute masterpiece Opeth are indulging us with.

This is an extraordinarily,  epic album. Fresh, exiting, timeless and Phenomenal!
Dazzles me with beauty and energetic perfection. I love it!

 5 / 5 Little Savages

Opeth Live at Arenan in Stockholm, Sweden, December 8,  2011.

Great show… But one or two too many mellow songs. Michael’s growling is great, but it was not the part I missed. I felt my feet and head urging for a little more heavy and speed. It was there but a little to little.
Sound was off sometimes but sounded better towards the end of the set. Michael is a complete charmer on stage. With his very “down to earth” and intimate talk between the songs. Makes everybody feel comfortable and close to the band.

Beautiful master guitar playing from both Fredrik Åkesson and Mikael Åkerfeldt. Technical but never ever going overboard showing off and being theatrical Speedy Gonzales, only tasteful and perfect. Martin Axenrot did the best drum solo ever. The magnitude of this drummer! Incredible musicians, all of them!

4 / 5 Little Savages

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