Item description for Alex Fakso: Heavy Metal by Jamel Shabazz...
In Heavy Metal, the Italian photographer Alex Fakso brings us behind the scenes of the secretive and low-down-glamorous world of European graffiti art, documenting the daily (and nightly) lives of that continent's most celebrated street artists--spraycans in hand. Fakso was allowed unprecedented access to this normally guarded underground culture, from Milan, to London, Berlin, Barcelona and beyond, allowing him to produce an electrifying body of work that conveys, on every page, the sense of an urgent covert mission. Fakso produced these photographs during the twilight hours, documenting each artist's unique tactics, movements and sense of personal determination: each photograph conveys the compelling sense of risk and adventure with which the artist approaches his work, whether entering into a shadowy train yard or negotiating a high fence to do so. In keeping with the tradition of the great urban documentarians Martha Cooper, Henry Chalfant and Bruce Davidson, who recorded New York's subway graffiti in the 1970s and 1980s, Fakso puts European graffiti, and its practitioners, on the map. This exhilarating, long-overdue collection represents the new generation of emerging European street artists, and is an essential record of European urban culture in our time.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.9" Width: 7.4" Height: 0.9" Weight: 2.2 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2007
ISBN 8889431490 ISBN13 9788889431498
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More About Jamel Shabazz
Jamel Shabazz's work has appeared in publications such as "The Source, Vibe, Trace, British Elle, Jalouse, Dune, GQ," and "French Vogue." He has published four books with powerHouse: Back in the Days (2001), A Time Before Crack (2005), The Last Sunday in June (2003), and Seconds of My Life (2007). Shabazz was born in Red Hook, Brooklyn, in 1960. Fab 5 Freddy is a Hip Hop historian, director, actor, emcee, and painter. He was an active participant in the earliest days of Hip Hop, and later hosted the first Hip Hop music video show on TV, "Yo! MTV Raps." He has appeared in the films "Downtown" "81, Wild Style, New Jack City," and most recently "Rachel Getting" "Married." Ernie Paniccioli is a Brooklyn-born photographer best know for his documentation of Hip Hop culture. Paniccioli was the main photographer for "Word Up! Magazine," and his work has also appeared in "The New York Times, Time, Newsweek, Rolling" "Stone, Spin, Ebony, Vibe, The Source," and "XXL." Paniccioli has published a monograph of his work, Who Shot Ya?: Three Decades of HipHop Photography (Amistad, 2002).