True Norwegian Black Metal – Peter Beste a Huge BOOK!!!
This book was an overall spectacular collection of photography that captures every aspect of Black Metal, starting from the very start of the dark Inner Circle.
Hand written controversial letters from members of Mayhem discussing Dead’s suicide to profile shots of the members of Gorgoroth and everything in between, this book gives the reader a well rounded history lesson for the most uneducated person on this topic to understand.
Making this book even better, it has no photos or information regarding Cradle Of Filth whatsoever.
Product Dimensions: 29.4 x 2.5 x 37.1 cm !!!!!
True Norwegian Black Metal – Peter Beste
In the last two decades, a bizarre and violent musical subculture called “Black Metal” has emerged in Norway. Its roots stem from a heady blend of horror movies, heavy metal music, Satanism, Paganism, and adolescent angst.
In the early-mid 1990s, members of this extremist underground committed murder, burned down medieval wooden churches, and desecrated graveyards.
What started as juvenile frenzy came to symbolize the start of a war against Christianity, a return to the worship of the ancient Norse gods, and the complete rejection of mainstream society.
Peter Beste is a documentary photographer based in Oregon.
Explanation: My work as a documentary photographer covers a range of subcultures which are sometimes viewed as controversial. I have no political axe to grind or agenda to push but rather am interested in photographically documenting unique and visually interesting groups of people. As would any documentarian, I may disagree with my subjects on various issues, but as one can see from my body of work, I am unafraid to photographically explore that which society might deem politically incorrect. As one who highly values freedom of speech and expression, I seek to portray the various groups documented as they express themselves, without reference to outside opinions or ideologies.