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…