Here you'll find the answers on the questions no living soul ever would bother asking:
Q: Who created this website?
Name: Julie Haelemeersch
Whereabouts: I live in Ghent and I work in Brussels.
Date of birth: Well, I won’t give it to you on a plate. I was born on 1 December of the year in which Elvis died. Not that hard to figure out, is it?
Education: Licentiate translation studies (Dutch, English, French)
Occupation(s): I work in the internal communication department of the Belgian Post Group. As I won a photography contest organized by the major concert hall "Ancienne Belgique", I will be their house photographer from September 2009 until September 2010.
Favourite activities: Apart from going to an average of two concerts a week, you mean?
I've been attending different kinds of evening classes over the past few years, such as:
- Polish @ PCVO Gent (I wasn't too good at it, I'm afraid)
- webdesign @ VDAB & @ KISP
- digital photography and Photoshop for photographers @ KISP.
Oh, and once in a while I try to nourish my creativity by creating mosaic mirrors, tables and flower pots and by making candles.
Q: Where does that peculiar website name come from?
"Ad Mortem Festinamus" is the title of a song by the German 'electro- medieval' band Qntal.
Q: How did the idea of creating this website grow?
This website is in fact a sequel to my weblog http://amf.skynetblogs.be.
Basically, I decided to create a weblog after I'd realised that there is not a single trace left of all the great concerts I have attended during the last 10 years: the only remaining proof are the tickets that I have meticulously kept and my fading memories...
Therefore, I came up with the idea of publishing reviews and pictures of the concerts I attend, hoping of course that those might prove to be of interest to other people as well.
In 2004, I started taking snapshots, first with a compact camera, later with a bridge camera. Two years later, I bought my first reflex camera (Canon Eos 350D) and I started attending evening classes digital photography. Mid 2008, I bought a Canon EOS 40D and a Sigma 50-150 F 2.8. objective. I'm currently considering an upgrade again...
Q: Are you doing this all by yourself?
Well, with a little help from my friends.
Occasional reviewers are: Anouschka, Butterflydance, Björn, Filip, Patrick and Jan.
Occasional photographers are: Butterflydance, Vincent