TRUE BLACK METAL BUNny
This group of pieces are my riff on Black Metal Culture.
There is a certain amount of bravado and overall seriousness to the image of Black Metal. The hard core fan base and Musicians that propagate this subculture have a reputation (that is sometimes warranted) for antisocial and extreme behavior such as murder and church burnings. At the mildest end of this spectrum this group has a reputation in mainstream culture for being overall serious at the best of time.
While this may be true to some extent the individuals that I have met involved in this scene are for the most part quiet the opposite of this stereo type. Usually pretty well adjusted and have a fairly healthy sense of humor.
With this series I was tapping into that sentiment by playing with those social tropes and juxtaposing images of black metal/extreme metal figures with mundane items and or circumstances. Attempting to present an image that is at once comical and truer to the life styles of these folks.