J. M. Giordano

Photojournalist
   
Killer Angels
Location: Washington D.C./Baltimore
Nationality: American
Biography: Joseph M. Giordano  is an award-winning photojournalist based in Baltimore and co-host of the photojournalism podcast, 10 Frames Per Second . His work has been featured in NPR, ProPublica, Al-Jazeera, GQ, Architectural Digest, Taste, The... read on
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Killer Angels
Credits: j.m. giordano
Updated: 12/21/12

Killer Angels: Faces of American Death Metal,  is a long-form photography project capturing death metal fans “in the moment." There is no religion quite like Death Metal. These portraits were taken by pulling fans from the crowd and shooting the banads just after their set. There are no studio shots. All are on location and during a performance.

 

I’ve been into metal since middle school, like nine or 10. My first t-shirts … I had two t-shirts my mother had to pry off my body, one was a Judas Priest Turbo t-shirt and Blizzard of Ozz by Ozzy Osbourne. I’ve always had an interest in metal. I’ve always had been into thrash metal at high school, more like S.O.D. and Anthrax because most of my friends were skaters. Killer Angels is a portrait project dedicated to thefans and bands of Death Metal. I take them from the crowd or just after their set and shoot them in the moment. No studiowork and very little photoshop beyond the conversion to black and white. 

You can read more about the project here: http://www.decibelmagazine.com/featured/photographer-j-m-giordano-on-killer-angels-a-death-metal-portraiture-project/ and follow my Tumblr here: http://killer-angels.tumblr.com/

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