Dreaming is Heavy Metal

London: Soft Opening, 2018.
ISBN: 9781643164625
Condition: Fine
300 Copies
9.5 x 11.5 Inches, 32 Pages, 4 Color

"I tend to romanticize the handwork, labor-intensive and traditional printing of photography. This has been my greatest indulgence of that romance and my most experimental body of work from the color darkroom. Pin-holes cut from cardboard, shining a flashlight through it for a fraction of a second. Imagery that I found from fanzines, brought into the darkroom and made into cyanotypes. Shrines, relics, and fan culture have long possessed a magnetic intrigue for me. On a trip to Norway, I happened upon a record shop that ignited my curiosity about the fanaticism of the black metal scene. The record shop’s basement had been converted into a museum of artifacts to memorialize the place where emerging Norwegian black metal bands met during the 1990s. The walls were plastered floor to ceiling with an encroaching collection of countless records, t-shirts, CDs, and props from photo shoots. Not dissimilar to my own basement, which serves not only as an archive of my adolescence, but the fantasy these objects seemed to hold for me at the time." GA. Item #18120

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Dreaming is Heavy Metal. Grace Ahlbom.
Dreaming is Heavy Metal. Grace Ahlbom.