My love for Metal music and its subculture started a long time ago. I was only 8 when I was introduced to it. It all started with a T-Shirt leading to the “Piece of Mind” album by Iron Maiden. As soon as “Where Eagles Dare” blasted through the headphones, I was mesmerised by the sound. 36 years later, my love and passion for the genre remains deep and pure.
This concept is a visualisation of the moment it all started back in 1984.
This is also the first time I create a video to go along with the photo set. To watch the short video, click on the following LINK.
...And Chelcie For All
This photography concept is a tribute to the 1988 album "...And Justice for All" by Metallica. This is probably the most underrated and divisive album by the band. It was the first album after the death of Cliff Burton. The album deals with concepts of political decay, war, and relationship anguish. The album is full of controversy, with the most notable aspect is the elimination of the bass guitar track in the final mix as a way of hazing Jason or a form of grief following the loss of the legendary Burton.
This is a self-indulgent album that showcases the band’s musical prowess, with a very unique sound. The oppressed guitar sound with the dark lyrics makes it a very gloomy album.
The album cover has always fascinated me. Over the years, and since 1988, I've probably had 6-7 different t-shirts relating to this album. The cover depicts a tied-up and destroyed lady justice. I tried to portray the essence of the art, while presenting it in the most elegant and beautiful way.
I’ve been a massive fan of the Joker character ever since I saw Jack Nicholson portray him in Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman film when I was only 13 years old. It is a character I’ve enjoyed collecting figures of, dressing up as, reading it’s comics, and watching the different variations of.
However, creating this set gave me a different kind of way to enjoy the character. I would like to hear your thoughts about the character, the most recent movie portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix, and of course your thoughts on this set.
The Demon Within
The reside in all of us.
Past and present.
Strong and weak.