Peter Beste er i byen.

For en god stund siden tipset Sebastian Ludvigsen meg om fotografen Peter Beste, og etter at jeg ble kjent med arbeidene hans har han blitt en av mine favoritt-fotografer. Seriene Houston Rap Culture og True Norwegian Black Metal (sistnevnte resulterte i en bokutgivelse på Viceland) er de mest kjente verkene hans, og akkurat de stilles ut på Oslo Kunstforening lørdag kl. 13.00.


In the last two decades a bizarre and violent musical subculture called black metal has emerged in Norway. It’s roots stem from a heady blend of horror films, extreme heavy metal music, Satanism, pagan mythology, and adolescent angst. In the early-mid 1990’s, members of this extremist underground committed murder, burned down medieval wooden churches, and desecrated graveyards. What started as a 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.

I have spent the last 7 years photographing in this insulated and secretive community.


My hometown of Houston, Texas, also known as the Third Coast, is a world all its own. This city is responsible for birthing the Geto Boys, UGK (from nearby Port Arthur), DJ Screw, and the codeine-based drink known as Syrup. Producing an uncompromising and innovative sound all their own, many of these artists existed under the radar for nearly twenty years despite a virtual absence of press outside of the deep south. These photographs are my attempt to bring attention to the music, lifestyle and culture of a very exciting time and place.


Postet av Christian

[ 6C ] [ August 20, 2009 ] [ Fotografi ]

  1. Christian
    August 20th, 2009 at 10:46

    For ordens skyld, (obligatorisk:) etterfest på Anti:


  2. Lars
    August 20th, 2009 at 10:51


    tragisk flyer :-(

  3. telle
    August 20th, 2009 at 15:31

    Sjekk ut Tylden sin sak i Out of Step

  4. trylledrikk
    August 20th, 2009 at 16:16

    Bilde 4 & 5; to sider av samme fest.

  5. amatör
    August 20th, 2009 at 16:18

    Også en obligatorisk ting å ha i bokhylla: http://arkitip.com/magazines/issue38.php

  6. Hans Marius
    August 20th, 2009 at 18:58

    Favoritt-fotograf: check.
    Utstilling på Oslo Kunstforening: Check.
    Anti launch lørdag: Check.
    True Norwegian Black Metal bok: Check.
    Sprenge Nidarosdomen: Check.
    Bli skutt i Houston: Check.