BATTLE JACKETS GALORE! A PREVIEW OF PETER BESTE’S UPCOMING BOOK pt.2

When it comes to photographers that document the culture of Heavy metal, Peter Beste just might be in a class all of his own. What I respect about his work is that each project is driven by his passion for the subject and not by the dollar bill! His new unreleased book focuses on how important battle jackets are to Metal and Punk culture. I have nothing but love for Peter – it’s rad how he is traveling the world documenting some of the sickest battle jackets I have ever seen. This is our second preview of his soon to be released book…Check out what we had to say about Peter and his work in our first preview.

 

I’m a HUGE fan sewing patches on my vest and turning them into battle jackets. Also, I love watching my life partner/wife paint our leather jackets and turn them into pieces of wearable art! I also find enjoyment looking at how other metal heads or punks have taken the time to create their own versions of underground expression.Peter Beste is a photographer I respect on many different levels, one being the way he uses his camera to help expose the world to underground youth culture. He is now traveling the world taking photos of battlejackets for an upcoming and unfinished book, and today we’re bringing you a preview of what he is working on below…You never know, Peter might be in your city soon taking photos of your vest or leather jacket…

 

MDF 2016

 

 

 

More Vests!

 

 

 

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Jennifer Lee you’re like, the first pic 💘

Mitchell Maclean
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Tas Bainbridge

Tas Bainbridge
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The guy doing this book is the same guy that did that black metal book I have

Mitchell Maclean
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Yeah I know! Haha

Billy Bott
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Isaac Davies

Danny Bell
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Alicia Altuski I haven’t even opened the link yet but look

Alicia Altuski
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Neither have I but I love it already

Luke J Ballantyne
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Josh Bliesner

Raquel Castillo
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It’s so awesome to see my vest at the bottom.

Dos Santos
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Jeff Kahn
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Joseph Guzman
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I think the term battle jacket is fucking stupid. It’s a vest.

Joe Cherry
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Exactly. What’s the deal with vests anyway? Is it winter on my torso and summer on my arms? My jacket has my Free Patches collection. Anytime I get an awesome free patch, boom, on the jacket (jacket that has sleeves).

Adrian Parsons
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Holy shit balls, that’s me and my girlfriend in that picture! Didn’t even know Peter Beste was at MDF this year, but I did get my black metal vest photographed by him last year!

Caleb Crittenden
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My “battle jacket”

Mackey Painting Contractors
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Caleb Crittenden
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Jake Previte

Maurice Roy
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Dan Gagné

Lordero L Wutang
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Alan Hammerlein you should get in on this list.

sweetooth0
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Holy shit that’s me in the header with the Zombie back patch!!!

Caleb Anton Goding
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Therese O’Shaughnessy !

Therese O'Shaughnessy
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I would totally love this

Ryan Fairfield
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That one with nothing but Slayer patches ruuuuules!

Jason Barron
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Dominika Matyjaszczyk
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Respect for Protector! m/

Joel Swoboda
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Jason Barron

Carlos Morales
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Alex Tapia
Raul Aguilar

Alex Tapia
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Peter baste 💜 amo sus fotos

Carlos Morales
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Alex Tapia I know dude 🙂

Raul Aguilar
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Verga!! Es un fino!!

Max Weil
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sickest battle jacket > varg patch eh ey yeah fuck off

Adam J Jennings
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Kurt Hinkes

Kurt Hinkes
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Yep.

Benny Sella
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Mine got burnt down by stupidity and a few days without sleep

Phil Wall
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He ain’t got mine, along with Robocop back patch 😀

Caleb Crittenden
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Yacopae nice man

Ollie Walsh
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Steeny Stanley

Ivan Sanchez
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Erik Bredthauer
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Petes work is awesome…

Chaise Flatt
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Hell yes! I’m wearing my battle jacket I’m my profile pic! Great stuff!

Merryn Western
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Jonathan Wesson

William Guedes
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Stephen Palmer u r the battle jacket King

James Grim Hall
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Mitch Carli

Mitch Carli
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getting this book for sure, i got his other Norwegian black metal one already

James Grim Hall
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Mitch Carli Yeah when you were talking about it the other night sounded awesome