KISS Army Argentina: You have also worked with other big artists, such as Pat Benatar,Mötley Crüe and Rage Against the Machine, among others. Which are the differences of working with them and working with KISS?
Dean Snowden: As the KISS Ambassador I must say I enjoy working for Paul and Gene a lot. These guysare very professional and really do care about the fans. Also the diversity of a brand like KISS offers manychallenges, as well as great opportunities. This year’s tour allowed me to meet a couple of people whosework I admire, Randy Johnson a great pitcher, and Mike McCready of Pearl Jam. Both rock stars in their own way, talented individuals, and KISS fans.
KISS Army Argentina: How and when did you start working with KISS?
Dean Snowden: I started working with KISS in 1998, the first door that ever opened for me was at a studiocalled Green Jelly; that is where I met Tommy Thayer who was producing The Second Coming, later KISScame to do the Psycho Circus photo shoot with Barry Levine. Then I had a part in helping with KISStory II.
KISS Army Argentina: It has been a long road, and you have surely lived great moments with theband; which one of those moments would you describe as your favorite, as a truly unforgettableevent?
Dean Snowden: I am sure if you ask Paul or Gene they would never be able to have just one moment thatexceeds all others, for me the same is true, because of KISS I have been around the world 3 times andseen most of it, a few that were favorites of mine were, VH1 Rock Honors, that was an amazing night withso much talent present and performing. American Idol finale was really cool, and this year being allowedto accompany the guys at 34 Montagu sq in London which is where the Beatles, Hendrix and so manycreated music was incredibly special.
KISS Army Argentina: As we were commenting before, your duties regarding the Meet & Greetsare surely exhausting, as you have to pay attention to every single detail. How do you make it inlonger tours, such as The Tour together with Mötley Crüe? Because during approximately threemonths you live with the band and you are away from home and family… There comes a time, weguess, in which you are longing for the tour to be over, so you can go back home…
Dean Snowden: I have been around for 13 or 14 years and don’t see anything that will stop KISS or theKISS Army.
KISS Army Argentina: As official photographer for KISS, you must have surely lived greatmoments working in the front row of the shows taking pictures of the band, with other greatphotographers, such as Ross Halfin. Please tell us about your experience in this context.
Dean Snowden: The other two Photographers I have shot next to the most are Ross Halfin and NeilZlozower they are amazing and always get great shots. They are always professional and really deliver what the band is looking for. Remember just being on the team is great but not everyone can be DiegoMaradona.
KISS Army Argentina: What equipment do you currently use with KISS?
Dean Snowden: My camera, video camera and most of what I use is Canon. Great stuff. The camera Iuse for the Meet N Greets is a Canon 7D.
KISS Army Argentina: When we met you in Buenos Aires, during the most recent visit of the band(November 2012), we had the chance to witness firsthand how complicated your job is, and howefficient you are in doing it. Everything is like a giant jigsaw puzzle in which all the pieces cometogether while the anxiety and expectation increase. How do you combine all that with the
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