Heroes / by Daniel Maissan

From when I was a little boy all the way up to when I was 20, I played the drums. I still play them now, as a hobby, for fun and a bit for exercise. As a kid, every year I visited a huge drum event, starring the greatest drummers and the newest innovations on drums. One of these great drummers was Steve Gadd. My hero. I didn’t have posters of Michael Jackson or Madonna, I was a real fan of Steve Gadd.

Now, 30 years later, I was suddenly able to meet him. Face to face. I even got to photograph him, while he was recording at the Wisseloord studio’s in Hilversum with Hermine Deurloo. Looking at this - now 73 year old - legend at work was truly special.