J. M. Giordano

Photojournalist
   
Killer Angels
Location: Washington D.C./Baltimore
Nationality: American
Biography: J.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 Playboy, GQ, The Observer New Reivew Sunday Magazine, The Guardian, 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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The Wound That Never Heals

By J. M. Giordano — This is a series of portraits catching up with the activists of the Baltimore Uprising five years after the death of Freddie Gray and the events..
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Magnum Entry

By J. M. Giordano — Selections from my 2019 Magnum Photos entry. Respectively, samples from Freddie Gray in Black and White, Seasons of the Gun, and All For Thee This..
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Blue

By J. M. Giordano — During my coverage of the last Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course, I noticed a lot of elderly gamblers sitting and betting on the simulcasts...
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News

By J. M. Giordano — Selected spot news photos from my time at the photo editor of the The City Paper and as The Guardian's Baltimore photographer.
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All for Thee This Day: The Fall of American Steel

By J. M. Giordano — With my series,   All for Thee This Day: The Fall of American Steel , I've been documenting the fall of Sparrow's Point as a steel..
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Portraits

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Seasons of the Gun: Five years of homicide in Baltimore

By J. M. Giordano — Seasons of the Gun is my multi-media, five-year-long project covering homicides in Baltimore.  In 2013, I first covered the murder epidemic..
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Summer of The Gun anniversary

By J. M. Giordano — In 2013, I covered the murder epidemic for The Baltimore City Paper as homicides rose to a three year high. As part of the project's fifth..
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7 in The City

By J. M. Giordano — 7 In The City is an on-going project in conjunction with Johns Hopkins University's writing department documenting in photos, film, and..
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Eats

By J.M. Giordano — Every restaurant has a story. Let me tell yours. I bring a photojournalist's eye to your restaurant and menu. 
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Vows

By J.M. Giordano — Weddings shot with the eye of a professional photojournalist.
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That Sandtown Light

By J. M. Giordano — My ongoing series focusing on light in Baltimore's neighborhoods following the death of Freddie Gray.
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Party Animals: The Conventions

By J. M. Giordano — Selections of my political coverage for The City Paper and The Guardian
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Party Animals

By J. M. Giordano — Portraits at Trump's RNC for GQ Magazine
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Blind Pigs

By J. M. Giordano — Series exploring Baltimore's bars hidden behind liquor stores. AKA Blind pigs. 
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Rough Sleepers

By J. M. Giordano — Coverage of Baltimore's homeless sweeps over a years' time. 
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BMX Boyz

By J. M. Giordano — Series documenting Baltimore's undergound BMX riders during the filming of Running Wild . The locations of the rides are all work of mouth and..
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That Sandtown Light

By J. M. Giordano — My on-going study of color in Baltimore's overlooked neighborhoods following the Uprising. 
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Corner to Cul-De-Sac

By J. M. Giordano — Corner to Cul-de-Sac: Following Baltimore's drug trade from the city to the county. 
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"7 In the City"

By J. M. Giordano — "7 In the City" is an on-going series shot for a Johns Hopkins University writing class, the students of which are documenting the development of 7..
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"Wrapped in a Flag"

By J. M. Giordano — “When Fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross”?-Anon Following the rise of Fascism in America
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Gray in Black and White

By J. M. Giordano — I watched the Freddie Gray protests unfold with two different eyes. One eye kept a watch over editorial photos for the  Baltimore City Paper..
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Queens up!

By J. M. Giordano — I was sent to cover pride for a local paper and instead of shooting the random street shots we're all used to, I focused instead on the colorful..
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The Sex Trade

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