Journey to the Holy Land

With Hamferð in Wacken 2012

 

I was asked to make a photo documentary about Hamferð's journey to Wacken Open Air 2012. They were the faroese participants in the Wacken Metal Battle 2012-competition. This is the story about our journey to the largest metal music festival in Europe, Wacken Open Air. The festival ground is situated in the small village of Wacken, Germany. Each year around 75 000 metal heads pilgrimage there to take part of the almost one week long festival.

The photo reportage was published in Inferno.net. I made also a reportage (with text) for Imperiumi.net. Hamferð published the documentary photos as a Facebook album.

Hamferð won the Wacken Metal Battle 2012 at Wacken Open Air. The Faroese newspapers published news of the winner featuring my photos. It was an epic journey for all of us.

 Wacken Metal Battle 2012: Waiting in Copenhagen. Photo: © Eija Mäkivuoti.

Wacken Metal Battle 2012: Waiting in Copenhagen. Photo: © Eija Mäkivuoti.

  Wacken Metal Battle 2012:  Camping site in Wacken.  Photo: © Eija Mäkivuoti.

Wacken Metal Battle 2012: Camping site in Wacken. Photo: © Eija Mäkivuoti.

  Wacken Metal Battle 2012:   Jón & John with their tent.   Photo: © Eija Mäkivuoti. 

Wacken Metal Battle 2012: Jón & John with their tent. Photo: © Eija Mäkivuoti. 

  Wacken Metal Battle 2012:  Martin Rói & Theodor.  Photo: © Eija Mäkivuoti. 

Wacken Metal Battle 2012: Martin Rói & Theodor. Photo: © Eija Mäkivuoti. 

  Wacken Metal Battle 2012:   Bealze Bub & the Faroese flag.   Photo: © Eija Mäkivuoti.

Wacken Metal Battle 2012: Bealze Bub & the Faroese flag. Photo: © Eija Mäkivuoti.

  Wacken Metal Battle 2012:  On our way to the production area.    Photo: © Eija Mäkivuoti.

Wacken Metal Battle 2012: On our way to the production area. Photo: © Eija Mäkivuoti.

  Wacken Metal Battle 2012:   On our way to the production area.       Photo: © Eija Mäkivuoti.

Wacken Metal Battle 2012: On our way to the production area. Photo: © Eija Mäkivuoti.

  Wacken Metal Battle 2012:  Waiting for the shuttle bus.  Photo: © Eija Mäkivuoti.

Wacken Metal Battle 2012: Waiting for the shuttle bus. Photo: © Eija Mäkivuoti.

  Wacken Metal Battle 2012:  Dressing up.    Photo: © Eija Mäkivuoti.

Wacken Metal Battle 2012: Dressing up. Photo: © Eija Mäkivuoti.

  Wacken Metal Battle 2012:  Before the show.    Photo: © Eija Mäkivuoti.

Wacken Metal Battle 2012: Before the show. Photo: © Eija Mäkivuoti.

  Wacken Metal Battle 2012:  Hamferð before entering the stage.    Photo: © Eija Mäkivuoti.

Wacken Metal Battle 2012: Hamferð before entering the stage. Photo: © Eija Mäkivuoti.

  Wacken Metal Battle 2012:  Jenus before the show.    Photo: © Eija Mäkivuoti.

Wacken Metal Battle 2012: Jenus before the show. Photo: © Eija Mäkivuoti.

  Wacken Metal Battle 2012:  Hamferð live (Theodor).    Photo: © Eija Mäkivuoti.

Wacken Metal Battle 2012: Hamferð live (Theodor). Photo: © Eija Mäkivuoti.

  Wacken Metal Battle 2012:   Hamferð live.     Photo: © Eija Mäkivuoti.

Wacken Metal Battle 2012: Hamferð live. Photo: © Eija Mäkivuoti.

  Wacken Metal Battle 2012:   Hamferð audience.     Photo: © Eija Mäkivuoti.

Wacken Metal Battle 2012: Hamferð audience. Photo: © Eija Mäkivuoti.

  Wacken Metal Battle 2012:  Theodor after the show.    Photo: © Eija Mäkivuoti.

Wacken Metal Battle 2012: Theodor after the show. Photo: © Eija Mäkivuoti.

  Wacken Metal Battle 2012:  The next morning, hang over.    Photo: © Eija Mäkivuoti.

Wacken Metal Battle 2012: The next morning, hang over. Photo: © Eija Mäkivuoti.

  Wacken Metal Battle 2012:  On our way to the press conference.  Photo: © Eija Mäkivuoti.

Wacken Metal Battle 2012: On our way to the press conference. Photo: © Eija Mäkivuoti.

  Wacken Metal Battle 2012:  Winners on stage. Photo: © Eija Mäkivuoti.

Wacken Metal Battle 2012: Winners on stage. Photo: © Eija Mäkivuoti.

  Wacken Metal Battle 2012:  Jenus enjoying the festival.  Photo: © Eija Mäkivuoti.

Wacken Metal Battle 2012: Jenus enjoying the festival. Photo: © Eija Mäkivuoti.

  Wacken Metal Battle 2012:  John happy in the night.    Photo: © Eija Mäkivuoti.

Wacken Metal Battle 2012: John happy in the night. Photo: © Eija Mäkivuoti.

  Wacken Metal Battle 2012:  Morning is coming.  Photo: © Eija Mäkivuoti.

Wacken Metal Battle 2012: Morning is coming. Photo: © Eija Mäkivuoti.

 Dimmalætting: 08.08.2012

Dimmalætting: 08.08.2012

  Dimmalætting:   08.08.2012

Dimmalætting: 08.08.2012

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