Thursday, November 3, 2011

Pako presents Peter Beste

Peter Beste is, as far as I am concerned, the only photographer who has captured the essence of what Black Metal is. Beste's photograph give a little glimpse of what the people performing and creating this genera of music look when they bring to reality their persona. In the Black Metal community the photographs often fall into the silly and humorous, while trying to appear really sinister and grim.

Beste's choice of location for some of the photographs is dead spot on with what the subject matter is usually for this genera of music; which involves a close relationship with religion, desolation, anguish and Norway's landscapes. Another aspect of Beste's photography I found really interesting, is how in some of his photographs there is a random element that works very well with the composition, and makes it even more interesting.

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