Big Mike is a cult figure in the underground scene of Cologne. His bodybuilder physique and look resemble an action hero from the 80s. He and his friend and producer Gianni La Bamba celebrate this decade and its synthesizer sound in their music. Initially a phenomenon of the football ultra scene, the duo quickly rose to absolute cult status in Cologne and beyond. If you want to experience what demolition and state of emergency is, attend one of their concerts: High Energy is the program here. Since 2014, I have been accompanying them with my camera through nightclubs.
The photographs on the site are a selected part of the series.