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Posted in Bands & Artists, Savage Beauty Photography, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 20, 2017 by Tallee Savage

Took these photos for Thrash Metal band Altair.

The band was started back in 1997 by drummer Daniel Hållams and bassist Martin Forssman who knew each other from school. The musical style of the band at that point in time was speed metal with clean vocals and only some elements of thrash. Music gradually turned more aggressive and is today considered Thrash Metal \m/

2015 © Savage Photography - Photo: Tallee Savage

Altair / Savage Photography

2015 © Savage Photography - Photo: Tallee Savage


Altair – 2015 © Savage Photography - Photo: Tallee Savage

Photo: Tallee Savage

10556522_409505212522362_288735056341686033_nFrom Altair’s 2014 EP – Ice Cream Man>>

PH Andersson – Vocals
Kalle Stenberg – Guitar
Michel Isberg – Guitar
Martin Forsman – Bass
Daniel Hållams – Drums


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Posted in Personal, Savage Beauty Photography, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on July 1, 2011 by Tallee Savage

I am going to introduce you to a typical chilean and peruvian dish that is very popular over there. I used to eat this often in Chile, and it has been eaten ever since the Araucanians, Mapuches, Aymaras and Inca Indians once conquered the country. It is made of fresh ground corn (choclo) and basil. Commonly mixed with meat, but since I am vegetarian, I make it with vegetarian mince, and that taste even better. Traditionally the pastel was baked in a “paila” made of clay. But you can use anything that is oven-proof. When the surface of the cake has browned to a deep golden color, it is ready and should go directly from the oven to the table, because the hotter – the more delicious.

This dish is best served with “Esalada Chilena” which is ripe tomatoes and onions cut in thin slices and seasoned with oil, lemon juice, salt and cilantro.

The kitchenware on the picture are very special to me. They are very characteristic for the chilean creole cuisine and cooking vessels. This unique pottery is made in a small village in Chile called Pomaire. The village was established in 1771 and pottery making started shortly thereafter. The technology used in Pomaire goes way back to the indigenous Mapuche Indians. No division of labour, no machinery, not even a potter’s wheel, none of the aids to industry which I had conceived almost indispensable to the trade of making earthenware. The shapes are all formed by hand and the prices are ridiculously low. They are not only beautiful, but food cooked in clay retain more flavor than traditional cookware.

My kitchen is full of pottery from Pomaire. I sat on the plane with huge pitchers, jars and pots on my lap years ago, when this was allowed on the planes. I want to go back to Chile and buy more. They are so authentic – I love them!

Ingredients (12 servings) :

6 cups of fresh grated corn kernels
8 leaves of fresh basil, finely chopped
1/2 kilo vegetarian mince (Vegetarisk färs från Hälsans Kök)
3-4 onions, chopped
4 hard-boiled eggs, sliced
2 tsp. cumin
1 cup raisins
1 cup black olives
3 tbsp. vegetable oil
1 cup milk or as needed
3 tbsp. butter
2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. ground pepper
1 tbsp. sugar
2 tbsp. powdered sugar (florsocker)
1 tbsp. paprika (bell pepper)
1 tbsp. oregano

Preheat oven to 200° C  (400 F)

• Heat the grated corn, chopped basil, salt and butter in a large pot. Add the milk little by little, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens. Cook over low heat for 5 minutes. Leave to one side while you prepare the veggie-mince filling • Fry the onions in oil until transparent, add the vegetarian mince and stir. Season with salt, pepper and ground cumin.

• Oil the clay bakers, Spread the onion-vegetarian mince over the bottom of the dish. Arrange the boiled sliced egg, olives and raisins. (I skipped the black olives). Cover the filling with the corn mixture. Sprinkle the granulated sugar over the top. Bake in hot oven at 200° C for about 30-40 minutes until crust is bubbly and golden brown.

• In Chile more sugar is served to sprinkle over the pastel as it is eaten. It can be either granulated sugar or powdered sugar.

Try it, it is goooood!

Steve Vai – Tender Surrender

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 27, 2010 by Tallee Savage

The first time I heard of Steve Vai was when he replaced Yngwie in Alcatrazz back in 1984. Due to his desire to begin a solo career, Yngwie quit in 1984 and formed his own band, Rising Force. Everybody said that Graham Bonnet had blown it for losing this new upcoming guitar hero. Who was to replace him now? Well, Steve Vai (former Frank Zappa guitarist) did a very good job filling those big shoes. Truly the most inventive guitar player I had ever heard who frankly sounds like nothing else.

After Frank Zappa, Steve Vai toured with numerous artists like; Alcatrazz, David Lee Roth and Whitesnake.

"Passion and Warfare" is amongst Steve Vai's best work to date. Released 1990.

Now, this video is more up to date and it just blows me away. What a magnificent totally bluesy, or better yet characterized as quirky, guitar playing. Mind you, he is a very, very, very smooth guy. Very conscious about his hair here. Ha ha ha, you must see this. Watch and enjoy. And don’t miss the unbeatable last note. How cool is this?


Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on March 16, 2010 by Tallee Savage

If you never heard Kamchatka… Do it, Do it, Do it…Do it now!

Kamchatka - Volume IIIThis amazing trio simply blew me away by pumping life into the heart of  blues, rock and Jazz lines.

Kamchatka features three brilliant musicians in the form of Roger Öjersson on vocals and bass, Thomas Andersson on guitar and vocals and Tobias Strandvik on drums. They grew up in Varberg, a small town on the west of Sweden and have been together since 2002. New and fresh but sounding like they have landed from 1973. Grooving and convincing!

Influences are to name a few Jeff Buckley, Johnny Winter, Stevie Ray Vaughn. But I can hint a little Deep Purple. Vocals hits some Glen Hughes nerves there and that is no shame as Glen is at least one of my absolute favorite singers of all times.

I have just listened to their third album “Kamchatka volume III ” . This disc has groove, soul, catchy lyrics and melody lines and the songs are flat-out heavy.  Brilliant musicians all the way!

This is perfect harmonization for my ears. After 30 seconds of the first song I just knew I would love this. And it is truly the best album I have heard in a long time. There is a number of elements that make this so damn compelling. But I will leave you with a MySpace link so that you can have a listen to some songs. Then do what I did and buy the record. It is worth every penny or “öre”. And enjoy this well crafted magnificent heavy blues tunes with the strength to swing the earth.

I can´t wait to see them live. I can only imagine that would be their true element which brings the music even higher.

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Kamchatka Band

Kamchatka is:
Roger Öjersson • Thomas Andersson • Tobias Strandvik
Photo by Chris Green

Here are some places you can purchase the album

CD Baby >>
Amazon >>

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