Heavy metal fans go totally berserk when listening to their music. Some shake their heads violently from side to side and back and forth, while others go all in and flail their entire bodies in time to the blast beats. In this collection Ehrbahn’s camera stops time and captures the moment of rapture headbangers experience at the pinnacle of their delight. Like a slow motion car crash or explosion, Ehrbahn finds the beauty in the chaos.
When photographing, Ehrban rolls up his sleeves and gets in close. Witness headbangers in real live action and enter their intimate world disconnected from time and space. Theirs is a universe where one might transcend the frenzy and experience an altered state that brings calm, joy, and relief–states of mind which appear to be a stark contrast to the fierce music and their wild physicality.
128 pages, 12,25 x 9,25 inches, harcover.