.: about metalpics.ch :.


You can find my portfolio containing a selection of my live and promotional pictures at shelley-j.com.

Services / Contact

Although currently based in Switzerland I travel around frequently, which makes me available for photography in the most parts of Europe. I might be in your area soon so don't hesitate to contact me.

My services include:

  • International live, session and promotional photography
  • Tour and studio documentary
  • Professional photography matching individual projects, not limited to any particular industry or area

For requests and further information please contact me directly at info(at)metalpics.ch
Languages: English, German, Croatian, French, (Finnish).

The photographer

Influenced by her studies, Shelley's first passion and interest in photography was focused on nature and the environment. The fusion of photography and music came in late 2001 while working as music journalist for an online magazine and taking a few simple shots for its internet presentation. To publish the very few pictures at that time a first and very simple design of Metalpics.ch went online in September 2002. Within the following months the amount of data grew fast and the old design got overloaded soon. With a lot of help of two friends, Ruud Walraven (programming) and Roman Lukanec (layout), the new Metalpics.ch was created and went online in March 2004.

"The challenge of catching the right lights and position and finally, creating a characteristic picture is my impulsion. Capturing the magic of the moment and keeping memories alive…" - Shelley Jambresic

The equipment

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II (since June 2010)
  • Canon EOS 5D (since October 2005)
  • Praktica LTL incl. various equipment, macro photography mainly (since 2000)
  • Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
  • Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
  • Canon 50mm f/1.8 II
  • Canon 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye
  • Canon Speedlite 580EX Flashlight
  • Canon Speedlite 430EXII Flashlight
  • Sandisk memory cards

Where you can find Metalpics.ch

You can find Metalpics.ch regularly in printed magazines across the whole world featuring concert photography, photo shootings and promotional photography as well as on official band sites, webzines and fan sites. After starting to cooperate with Lowlifemedia in 2002 a close collaboration developed resulting in a frequent usage of my photography services for various projects.
Depeche Mode, Rammstein, Metallica, Marilyn Manson, Iron Maiden, Iggy Pop and Slayer are only a few of the great artists I got the opportunity to take pictures of.

Some of my published work
For a more frequently updated list please visit shelley-j.com

Promotional photography:

  • Zagreb Metal Fest, partnership incl. promotional pictures, May 2008
  • Aborted promotional pictures, 2008
  • Sons of Seasons promotional pictures, spring 2008
  • Machinery promotional pictures, winter 2007/08
  • Entombed promotional pictures, summer 2007
  • Leng Tch'e promotional pictures of the new line-up, summer 2007
  • Aborted promotional pictures of the new line-up, summer 2007
  • Franco Sesa (Celtic Frost) for Paiste Cymbals, June 2007
  • Delinquent Habits promotional pictures, spring 2007
  • Darkmoon promotional pictures, spring 2007
  • Cataract promotional pictures of the new line-up, winter 2006/07
  • Watain promotional pictures, autumn 2006
  • Order Of Isaz promotional pictures, autumn 2006
  • Celtic Frost documentation video shooting "A Dying God…", August 2006
  • Martin Persson (Dismember) with Floyd Rose Lucifer for Salmath Guitar Design, August 2006
  • Cataract promotional pictures of the new lineup, summer 2006
  • Behemoth promotional pictures for Maxon Pedals, autumn 2005
  • Marvin Vriesde (Severe Torture /ex-Dew Scented) for Jackson Guitars, July 2005
  • Dave Haley (Psycroptic) for Sabian, November 2004


  • Pure Metal Magazine, Poland, Cover and pictures inside, issue Nr.1 (14), February/March 2008
  • Metalworld, Switzerand, November 2007
  • RockHard, Germany, issue 242, July 2007
  • Metal Hammer, United Kingdom, issue 167, July 2007
  • Stockholm City, Sweden, July 5th 2007
  • RockHard, Germany, issue 241, June 2007
  • Terrorizer, United Kingdom, issue 157, May 2007
  • Close-Up Magazine, Sweden, issue 92, May 2007
  • Metal Maniacs, USA, Giant Poster, May 2007
  • Close-Up Magazine, Sweden, issue 89, February/March 2007
  • Grind Zone, Italy, issue 1/2007, February/March 2007
  • Extreme The Dojo, Japan, December 2006
  • Transit Magazine, Switzerland, issue 37, December 2006
  • Soundi, Finland, issue 9/2006, September 2006
  • Pure Metal Magazine, Poland, Cover of the issue Nr.1 (6), February 2006
  • Poltergeist Mag, Brazil, cover of issue Nr.3, 1st Semester 2003
  • Blick, Switzerland, reports and live photography since 2006
  • RockStar Magazine, Switzerland, covers, reports and photo shootings, monthly since January 2004

Audio / Video releases:

  • Dismember CD "Dismember", pictures booklet (Regain Records)
  • Candlemass DVD "20 Year Anniversary Party", pictures back cover (Peaceville Records)
  • Malevolent Creation CD "Doomsday X", pictures booklet (Massacre Records)
  • Kataklysm DVD "Live In Deutschland", exclusive footage of Party.San Open Air, gallery and booklet (Nuclear Blast)
  • Legion Of The Damned Bonus DVD "Sons Of The Jackal", motion photo gallery (Massacre Records)
  • Dissection CD "Reinkaos", pictures booklet (Black Horizon Records)
  • Incantation CD "Primordial Domination", pictures booklet (Listenable Records)
  • Anata CD "The Conductor's Departure", pictures booklet (Earache)
  • Dismember CD "The God That Never Was", pictures booklet (Regain Records)
  • Behemoth MCD "Slaves Shall Serve", pictures booklet (Regain Records)
  • Impaled Nazarene CD "Death Comes In 26 Carefully Selected Pieces", pictures booklet (Osmose Productions)
  • Legion of the Damned Bonus DVD "Malevolent Rapture", motion photo gallery (Massacre Records)
  • Legion of the Damned CD "Malevolent Rapture", photos booklet (Massacre Records)
  • Callenish Circle Bonus DVD "Pitch Black Effects", motion photo gallery (Metal Blade)
  • Thirdmoon promo DVD, gallery
  • Antimatter CD "Live @ K13", cover photos (Strangelight)
  • Antimatter CD "The Last Laugh", cover photos (Irond Ltd.)
  • Immolation DVD "Bringing Down The World", motion photo gallery (Listenable Records)