Matthias Hombauer
Rocking with the greats.
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Austrian photographer Matthias Hombauer has snapped some of rock’s biggest names.

Something of a late bloomer in the photography world, 38-year-old Matthias Hombauer only began to get interested in shooting about a decade ago, while he was doing a PhD thesis in molecular biology. And, though biology and photography may seem polar opposites, it’s clear Matthias has applied some sort of mathematical precision to capture these huge artists at just the right time.

Having shot The Rolling Stones, Iggy Pop, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foo Fighters, Metallica, TV On The Radio, and more, Matthias’ portfolio speaks for itself, though it as an opportunity with the recently deceased frontman of The Prodigy that sticks out as a sore spot in his career. “When I was shooting The Prodigy the first time in a photo pit, Keith Flint knelt down in front of me to take some photos. Unfortunately, my memory card was so slow that I just got one shot of this special moment,” he says.

Take a look at some a selection of Matthias’ finest shots below and head here to follow the man on Instagram and check out his website here :


Konzert der deutschen Techno Punk Band Atari Teenage Riot (Nic Endo) im WUK, Wien | Concert of the german techno punk band Atari Teenage Riot (Nic Endo) at WUK, Vienna.

Bring Me the Horizon performing on 27.08.2016 at Rock en Seine Festival, Paris, France Rock en Seine Festival, Paris, France.

Iggy Pop is perfomring on 28.08.2016 at Rock en Seine, Paris France.

Metallica on 04.06.2015 at Rock In Vienna, Vienna.

Thomas Mars of Phoenix performin on 21.07.2017 at the Out Of The Woods Festival in Wiesen, Austria.

Flea of Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Miley Cyrus.

The Prodigy performing on 06.07.2013 t the Urban Arts Form, Schwarzl See, Styria, Austria

The Rolling Stones.

Vintage Trouble.

Wolfmother performing at 27.08.2016 at Rock en Seine Festival, Paris, France.


La Dispute is performing on January 20th 2012 in the B72, Vienna.

Words by Jack Bennett March 7, 2019
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