Renegades documents the fans of Botswana’s heavy metal subculture, an underground minority rebelling against the status quo, redrawing the borders of both heavy metal and orthodox culture in Botswana. Marshall traveled to Botswana to take portraits of the metal scene there – a small but strong one, heavily influenced by bands like Iron Maiden, Megadeath and Motörhead.
“I can’t recall one instance where they were reluctant or dubious towards my taking their portraits,” says Marshall. “In most cases they relished the opportunity to show themselves off. They are proud and wield a sort of tangible power, wrought from both the fantasy and sonic force of metal. Whereas many ‘metal heads’ can be arrogant or smugly indifferent, these guys in Botswana are very open.”
bad fucking asses.
theyll be in my book.
finally michelle obama is bout to release her bankai and change america.
Despite what’s shown above, there was actually a very radiant smile to compliment this myriad of color. It was stifled however, by a very creepy man who thought he’d add his two cents about his ‘appreciation’ of her visage — while I was taking her portrait. He finally left though, and we both shared relief and a laugh.
Toya Tenice in the Cemetery - MASTER POST
Model - Toya Tenice
Photographer - yours truly
Makeup, styling - done by the both of us
Location - I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Georgetown, TX
I met Toya at work about a year and a half ago. She didn’t like me at first, but I won her over. Her desire to model came up in conversation at work and we scheduled an impromptu shoot that same week. Those are still some of my favorite photos. We no longer work together, but luckily have kept in contact so that I have someone nearby that will let me talk them into crazy ideas like shooting in a cemetery on a Saturday morning. Her modeling improves every time I photograph her. I know this girl is going places.
Model: Jacqueline-Elizabeth Cottrell (Kurosune Suicide), 24, (http://instagram.com/kurosunesuicide)
Location: Los Angeles, California
Fashion Designer: Kickacustom Design INC (Marika Soderlund-Robison http://www.kickacustomdesign.com)
Event: Los Angeles Fashion Week, 2013
Hair and fashion inspiration. Ccco && Breezy are local’s of Bushwick Brooklyn. Talk about style, they own it.