Peter Beste "Gaahl's House" Photograph, 2008

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Peter Beste is a documentary photographer based in Oregon.

In the last several decades, a music subculture called Black Metal has emerged in Norway. Its roots stem from the heady blend of horror movies, heavy metal music, paganism, and youthful angst. In the early-mid 1990s, members of this extremist underground committed murder, burned down medieval wooden churches, and desecrated graveyards. What started as a revolt frenzy came to symbolize the start of a war against the mainstream, a return to the worship of the ancient Norse gods, and the complete rejection of society. 

American documentary photographer Peter Beste spent eight years working in this insulated and secretive community. Beste's access and insight has been absolutely without precedent, resulting in an amazing photographic journey.

"There is no sun without shadow, and it is essential to know the night." Camus 

True Norwegian Black Metal

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Details: "Gaahl's House", Norway 2008

Portrait of the home of the Norwegian musician/artist Gaahl in Bergen, Norway. Gaahl is best known as the lead singer of Black Metal band Gorgoroth, as well as a fine art painter. 

Chromogenic colour print

From an edition of 12

Image dimensions: 8 x 10 in (20.3 cm x 25.4 cm)

Signed by artist

Excellent condition