Deafheaven Deafheaven
Photo by Luca Fuchs
Deafheaven Deafheaven
Photo by Luca Fuchs
Deafheaven Deafheaven
Photo by Luca Fuchs
Deafheaven Deafheaven
Photo by Luca Fuchs
Deafheaven Deafheaven
Photo by Luca Fuchs
Deafheaven Deafheaven
Photo by Luca Fuchs
Deafheaven Deafheaven
Photo by Luca Fuchs
Deafheaven Deafheaven
Photo by Luca Fuchs
Deafheaven Deafheaven
Photo by Luca Fuchs

Picturing the Calmness and Rage of Deafheaven

June 15, 2016
Text by Luca Fuchs
Deafheaven
Photo by Luca Fuchs

When San Francisco-based blackgaze band Deafheaven played in Vienna, Luca Fuchs spent some moments with them visualizing the martial experience off and on stage.

Formed in 2010 by lead singer George Clarke and guitarist Kerry McCoy, Deafheaven became a well known band, serving a niche between black metal and post rock.

Being confronted with accusations of hipsterizing the genre by virtue of their lyrics and aesthetics that some might find in an existentialist book club but in the genre of black metal, they soon became highly discussed. Regardless of the shitstorm, the band earned a lot of good reviews and climbed up the throne of “Best New Music« on Pitchfork.

During their visit in Vienna’s Arena Luca Fuchs met them for PW-Magazine. In his high-contrast portrait series of the band he visualized the interaction between silence and brute force, which is the a moment to their sound.

Deafheaven
Photo by Luca Fuchs
Deafheaven
Photo by Luca Fuchs
Deafheaven
Photo by Luca Fuchs
Deafheaven
Photo by Luca Fuchs
Deafheaven
Photo by Luca Fuchs
Deafheaven
Photo by Luca Fuchs
Deafheaven
Photo by Luca Fuchs
Deafheaven
Photo by Luca Fuchs

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