Book Review: Houston Rap

Book Review Houston Rap By Peter Beste & Lance Scott Walker Reviewed by Tom Leininger Rap is a window into life. Whether it is ...

Rap is a window into life. Whether it is the life of the East Coast, West Coast, Dirty South or Houston, the music is speaking the language of the area, each in its own dialect. Houston rap is a melodic with slow rhymes. Peter Beste and Lance Scott Walker tell the story of the rise of rap music in Houston, Texas in riveting words and pictures. If you have a passing interesting in music or modern culture, owning Houston Rap is a necessity.

Juxtapoz Magazine - New Book: "Houston Rap" by Peter Beste

A great new book from photographer and former Juxtapoz featured artist, Peter Beste. (You know Beste for this series as well as his series covering No...

A great new book from photographer and former Juxtapoz featured artist, Peter Beste. (You know Beste for this series as well as his series covering Norwegian Black Metal). Houston Rap is an immersion into the everyday life of the Houston Hip Hop community

photo-eye Book Reviews: True Norwegian Black Metal

True Norwegian Black Metal. By Peter Beste. Published by Vice, 2009. True Norwegian Black Metal Reviewed by Tom Leininger _____...

I am not an expert on Norwegian Black Metal. This review will deal strictly with the book True Norwegian Black Metal, as I read and processed it over a number of days. Clearing my mind in this manner gave me the space to think about the work, and just the work, on the printed pages. It is not the music or the musicians, but Peter Beste’s interpretation of them that I am coming to grips with.

Norwegian Black Metal

From the teased mullets of hair metal to the corpse-paint of the darker categories, heavy metal music and its subgenres have long been reinforced by visual…

Over a period of six years, the photographer Peter Beste documented the secretive, insular community of black-metal musicians and fans, with a focus on the bands Darkthrone, Mayhem, Emperor, Enslaved, Gorgoroth, Carpathian Forest

Peter Beste's 'True Norwegian Black Metal' (2008)

Leather, spikes, face paint, and brandished weapons are standard and go along with a clearly stated stance of outsider-dom. King of Hell Intro from True Norwegian Black Metal, 2008 By Johan Kugelberg and Peter Beste Over the last two decade

Photographer Mark Laita's "Created Equal" is a series of portraits of Americans juxtaposed in rather provocative diptychs.

PETER BESTE, Norwegian Black Metal photographer

it’s kind of funny to watch Peter Beste calmly explaining the Norwegian Black Metal scene for Swedish TV like an anthropologist whose just returned from a seven-year voyage

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