ColaboracionesCésar Alvizo “My life is crazy but it’s the twenty-first century baby”
On two occasions I was able to jump in for the Depeche Mode drummer when he was ill during BBC broadcasts…I’d say that’s pretty good
But you can’t really say something like that about yourself. I don’t have anything more to do with music though. I don’t want to continue to do what I did when I was 20. I would like to continue to develop myself and not continue to hang around with bands. I’ve finally become an old guy. When I see U2 today – I was at their last show – I go backstage, which is something I didn’t used to do, and now it’s nothing more than meeting up with friends. In other words, it’s a different kind of hanging around than in the dynamic ’80s. it was great to be in London where all the action was. The coolest bands, the career… Besides I was on the road 50 weeks a year – I’m still on the road a lot today. But tiny little Holland is a good base from which to travel elsewhere and get out. In reality my life is crazy, but it’s also real loveWould you shoot a portrait of the Queen of England?
Ah, such a shooting is only done to satisfy a photographer’s curiosity. I know because I’ve taken several photos of the Dutch queen – a truly wonderful woman. I’m not so interested in the British royalty. On the other hand, I sincerely enjoyed photographing Claus von Amsberg, our queen’s husband. He was very impressive.What about the fathers of the U2 band members imitating the performance poses of their sons?
My thought was: when you get older, you always end up taking on your father’s characteristics – it’s genetically determined. With U2 I had this wonderful opportunity: fathers and sons, they were all in the same city at the same time. I gave the older men instruments. That’s one of my favorite ideas: the past, present, and future all in one photograph