Alan Van Brackel was born a lot of years ago, with the ability to like weirdness. He is from France, but he is not from Paris (crazy, innit?). His soul is probably British — those kinds of things happen. The American deserts are also part of him. He is not dead yet, which is also a good thing because you can meet him and talk to him (he is shy but likes to talk and meet people). The only thing he seems to be able to do is to search for information and write something from his research. Researcher wannabe. Melvillian (I said ‘weird’).
He has always liked paper, books, light, and art. He is from a scientific family, so he is not totally a dysfunctional human being, but not functional either. Neurotypicals think he’s one of them (he’s not!). He sometimes speaks of himself using the third person but hey, nobody’s perfect. Also, he is a Sherlockian. Cute but psycho, things even out.
A lot of concert photography. Other works include bad writing, bad painting, and some trying to record music. Geek. Goth. Nerd. Shy. Melancholic. Likes human beings, especially the weird ones. Likes dark places, especially the weird ones. Likes music, and also the weird one.
Who I am:
currently living in Lille, France / I have let roots in Knoxville, TN (USA) / spends lots of time in London + Leicester (UK), when possible | postmaster [at] sherlockrown.com
Analog : Hasselblad 503 + Canon EOS 5. And, from times to times I use a Polaroid camera. || Canon reflex cameras & lenses (5D Mk II + 50D), most of the times. I also love using compact cameras (I used a lot of things, Nikon, Lumix, Canon, Sony), as they can be an interesting challenge.
Aéronef (Lille) | Péniche (Lille) | Centre LGBT (Paris) | Centre d’art (Amiens)
Artists seen & shots (some of them, at least – bold = most seen):
Theatre / TV / cinema
The Sherlock team
Music (needs to be updating honestly)
Lately, I’ve made pictures at the Opéra de Lille or places like that because I’m keen on classical music, but I usually shoot at rock concerts.
26Tears | 30 Seconds To Mars | 32Crash | 49 Swimming Pools | Aaron | Absolute Body Control | The Acorn | Airship | Akhenaton | Agonoize | Damon Albarn | Amélie | Thierry Amiel | And One | Anika | Apoptygma Berzerk | Archive | Arctic Monkeys | Joseph Arthur | As de trèfle | Ashbury Heights | A Split Second | Astatke, Mulatu (& The Heliocentrics) | The Asteroids Galaxy Tour | Atomizer | Averse | Thomas Azier | B-Road | Babyshambles | Bacon Caravan Creek | Erykah Bau | Bain Wolfkind | Balthazar | Carl Barât | Bazbaz | The Beauty of Gemina | Bell Orchestre | Biram, Scott H. | Dan Black | Black Daniel | Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (aka B.R.M.C.) (more than 30 times, I stopped counting) | Blood Red Shoes | Bikini Machine | The Birthday Massacre | The Birthday Pony | Black Box Revelation | Black Joe Lewis | Black Light Black Heat | James Blake | Bloody Dead & Sexy | Blutengel | Bob Log III | Bonaparte | The Boobytraps | Boulaone & Ananke Jazz Trio | The Bravery | Ian Brown | Ane Brun | Jersey Budd | Buster Shuffle | Anna Calvi | Casey + B. James | Cataldo | The Cave Singers | Cercueil | Chain & The Gang | Chali2na | Charles de Goal | Château Brutal | Cherry | Cheshire Cat | Cheveu | Chocolate Genius Inc. | Clinton, George (& Parliament Funkadelic) | Cinema Strange | Clan of Xymox | Anne Clark | Client | Cloud Boat | Richard Clouston | Jarvis Cocker | Cold Cave | Cold War Kids | Coltman, Hugh | Concrete Knives | Control | The Coral | Corvus Corax | Cranes | Etienne de Crécy | Cris Profilic | CSS | Curry & Coco | Curse of the Vampire | Lisa Cuthbert |
D.A.F. (Deutsche Amerikanische Freundschaft) | Dananananaykroyd | The Dandy Warhols | Dark Horses | DAT Politics | Dave | day one a porno | Daylight Frequencies | De Volanges | Dead Astropilots | Matthew Dear | Deefly | Defi-J | Delbi | Delinquent Habits | Dembelé, Harouna (& Parissi) | Depeche Mode (more than 25 times) | Der Blutharsch | Dernière Volonté | Devo | Deutsch Nepal | Diary Of Dreams | Die Krupps | Din[a]tod | Diorama | Diskonnekted | DJ Dan (Daniel Ralph Martin) | Douglas & The Beauties | Paula Driver | The Drums | Duffy | Thomas Dybdahl | Editors | Eels | Danton Eeprom | Stephan Eicher (more than 5 times) | Elysian Fields | Empusae | Erasure | Jessie Evans | The Excitements | FabriC | Faf Larage | Marianne Faithfull | The Fazed | Feini-X Crew | Fields of the Nephilim | Fink | Fixmer/McCarthy | Fleshtones | Fletch | Flood (included Node) | Florence & The Machine | Johnny Flynn | Fools! | For Greater God | The Forest Sessions (collectif) | Franz Ferdinand | Franqueville-Roy, Antoine | The Fratellis | Fromont-Placenti, Tim | Frustration | Fujiya & Miyagi |
Gainsbourg, Charlotte | Garbage | General Elektriks | Genesis | Genjini | Get Well Soon | Giana Factory | GiedRé | Gift of Gab (Blackalicious) | Glasser | Gold Panda | Golden Ultra | Goldfrapp | Good Shoes | Gonjasufi | Martin L. Gore | Gotam Sen | Gotan Project | Grand Corps Malade | Adam Green | Green Vaughan | Grigri | Guerre Froide | Hall 21 | David Hallyday | Ben Harper | Calvin Harris | Grant Hart | Health | The Heavy | Hedera Helix | The Heliocentrics | Oswald Henke | Hermann Düne | Hocico | Hockey | Hocus Pocus | Peter Hook & The Light | Jon Hopkins | Hopper | Hours, The | Houghton, Beth Jeans | H.O.Z. | HushPuppies | I Like Trains | I’m From Barcelona | IAMX | IC 434 | Iggy & The Stooges | Ignatz | Issue de secours |
Jayfly Muzziq | Jesus Christ Fashion Barbe | Jim Jones Revue, The | Jimi Ben Band, The | Joan As Police Woman | Johnny Foreigner | Daniel Johnston | The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion | Jones, Gareth | Jones, Keziah | Sharon Jones (& the Dapkings) | Junesex | Kaiser Chiefs | Kaolin | Kaponz & Spinoza | Miles Kane (more than 10 times) | Kasabian (more than 100 times, I stopped counting honestly) | Katerine | Keane | The Killers | Sam King | Kissogram | Klaxons | The Klinik | KLOQ | KMFDM | Konono n°1 | Kooks, The | Krystal System | Laibach | Lacrimas Profundere | Mark Lanegan | LaRoux | Bernard Lavilliers | Leaether Strip | LeDuc | Lena Deluxe | Les Ivresses de Caracole | Pop Levi | Liars | Little Night Terrors | Lizard Smile | Lords of Altamont | Lost In Rarity | Olivia Louvel | Love Amongst Ruin | Love Like Blood | Lowclub | Zane Lowe | Lysergic Suite, The (the most possible) |
M83 | Madison Perspective | Madre Del Vizio | Magnolia Electric Co. | The March Violets | Marie France | Marvin Hood | Matthew, Scott | Maxïmo Park | Katie Melua | Geoff Mendelson | Merchandise | George Michael | MidiMidis | Milk Run | Daniel Miller | Mika | Minsurar | Mintzkov | Mirexxx | The Miserable Rich | Miss Construction | Moby | Montmartre, Mimi de | Mono Electronic Density | The Monochrome Set | Monolith | Montgomery | Morcheeba | Mark Morriss | Moony | Motor | Motörhead | Mowgli | Mr. Jay | múm | Mumford & Sons | Muse | Nailspin | Naive New Beaters (aka NNBS) (more than 5 times) | Names, The | Naughty By Nature | Needle And The Pain Reaction | Neon Judgement | Nightcrawler aka Red, The | Nitzer Ebb (more than 10 times) | No One Is Innocent | No Tears | Noisuf-X | NON | Nouvelle Vague | Heather Nova | Numan, Gary | Obel, Agnes | Object | Obsolete Radio | Old Believers | Okou | Omdulö | Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio | Osni | Oxmo Puccino (& the Jazzbastards) |
Pale Blue Eyes | Panico | Passion Pit | Pennyhangers, The | Peru Peru | Phantom & Jacques Duvall | The Phantom Band | An Pierlé | Pink Nicotine | Placebo | Robert Plant | Plastic Noise Experience | Pop The Fish | Pressure Control | Pretty Things, The | Prince Of Assyria | Prodigy | Project Pitchfork | Psy’Aviah | Psyché | Public Image Limited (aka PiL) | Pulp | Punish Yourself | Puta Madre Brothers | Rapture, The | Razik | Recoil (Alan Wilder) (more than 5 times) | Repeaters, The | Retribution Gospel Choir | Reverend & the Makers | Revolver | Rhesus | Rocky | Rodrigue | Roken Is Dodelijk | Rome | Roussel, Gaëtan | Rosa Crux | Rotersand | Rudd, Xavier |
S.C.U.M. | Saez | Sam | Santa Hates You | Sarah W. Papsun | Scary Bitches | Schwervon! | Scratch Bandits Crew | Screaming Maldini | The Screening | The Sea | Sexual Earthquake In Kobe | She’s A Boy | Sheetah & les Weissmüller | William Sheller | Shiko Shiko | The Shoes | :SITD: | Sim#6 | Skip The Use | The Sleepy Sun | Sol Invictus | Jérôme Soligny | South Central | Soulsavers | Specimen | Speech Debelle | Spinath, Frank M. | Spiritual Front | Fredrika Stahl | Star Industry | Starsailor | Stereopute | The Strange Boys | The Strange Flight Of A Shining Monkey | Street, William | Suede (more than 5 times) | Sukilove | Suicide Commando | Sunshine Underground, The | SuperEvolver | Surfer Blood | Tame Impala | Tarab’Med | Temples | Thee Vicar | They Came From The Stars I Saw Them | Susanne Sundfor | Two Door Cinema Club | Triggerfinger | Trimetrick | Trullie, Lissy | TV Glory | Twenty Flight | Twisted Charms | Twisted Wheel | Two Left Ears | Ty Segall | Tying Tiffany | U2 | UFO Goes UFA | Ulterior | Uncommonmenfrommars | The Vaselines | The Veils | Laura Veirs (& the Hall of Fame) | The Virgins | Vismets | Vive La Fête | VNV Nation | Vomito Negro | Vundabar |
Warpaint | Wars, The | Wax Tailor | We Are Enfant Terrible | We Are Wolves | Welle:Erdball | Whatever Hippie Bitch | White Lies | Winterkälte | Wire | XMH | Yazoo | Yeti Lane | Yoav | Yolk | Yoyoyo Acapulco | Yussuf Jerusalem | Zeromancer | Zone Libre | ZZ Top |
Events seen & shots :
Austin Psych Fest (US) | Les Ardentes (B) | Belsonic Festival (UK) | Les Femmes s’en mêlent (F) | Les Fêtes de Wallonie (B) | Fringe Festival (UK) | Gothic Festival (B) | Les Forest Sessions (F) | Les Nuits Secrètes (F) | Open Air Festival (CZ) | Oxjam Festival (UK) | Papillons de Nuit (F) | Les Paradis Artificiels (F) | RADAR Festival (F) | Rock A Field (Lux) | Rock en Seine (F) | Rock Werchter (B) | Shadowplay (B) | Solidays (F) | TW Classic (B) | Les Vieilles Charrues (F) | La Villette Sonique (F) | etc.