Lorenzo Reali on photographing The Clockworks in Studio One
We caught up with Lorenzo to find out how this moment came to be.
"The Music Photography Awards was almost over, I was in Studio One a little saddened by the defeat and I was looking around to imprint in my memory the incredible experience I had.
I saw two guys arguing and taking photos of my photo, I approached and introduced myself. They told me they were looking for me to find out who I was and thanked me warmly for the inspiration I gave them with my photo. I felt their honesty and I was speechless.
I went outside with one of the two guys to smoke a cigarette and talk and I discovered that they were two members of The Clockworks, the opening band for the ceremony."
"He told me about their experience in Abbey Road Studios, that their debut album would be released soon and if I could shoot their concert when they stopped in Milan with their tour. I accepted and then their drummer asked me if I was free the next day to take some photos of them in Studio One during the recording of the video clip of their next single Mayday, Mayday. "
"So the next day I went back to Abbey Road Studios and saw Studio One as I had always seen it on the internet. It was huge, I could feel the history of the music made there but I didn't realise that I too had ended up there to contribute with my photos. I did my duty and when I reluctantly left, I understood that the result of the competition no longer wore me down because destiny had this incredible experience with the band in store for me.
Thanks to The Clockworks and Mark for the trust."
And if you weren’t aware, The Clockworks’ debut album EXIT STRATEGY is out now - listen here.
Take a look below at just some of the glowing reviews:
The Sunday Times – 4 stars - "The visceral, propulsive Deaths and Entrances is one of the greatest pop anthems of the year, the squally, narrative-rich Car Song hares along thrillingly and Danny’s Working Like a Dog’s account of cabin-fever pipe dreams is drawn with acuteness and compassion. The Clockworks have the potential to be huge."
Clash – 9/10
Backseat Mafia – 9.1/10