Un moment d’une journée du mois d’août.
While walking the shores of the St-Lawrence river where it meets the gulf in Rimouski … it’s on the tail end of that little august getaway that I picked up the quote « No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better. » from Samuel Beckett. A reminder, that failure isn’t wholly without rewards.
Fortune cookiesque wisdom no doubt, but in this case simplicity doesn’t invalidate the thought, I think Mr. Beckett would agree.
These photographs, portraits, were all taken during HeavyMtl, Montreal’s heavy metal festival. Rather than the start of another long project or series, they are just a one timer, a small one day series produced mainly for my own amusement.
I preferred Black & White images in this case to keep attention on the whole of the subjects rather than on the blood and gore art of the t-shirts, which are a requirement for membership in this community of lovers of hard, brutal, heavy music.
If you’re at all curious about the music, here’s a selection based on the bands represented on the above mentioned t-shirts (all links to myspace) … Winds of Plague (what’s not to love about metal band names), Suicide Silence, Dimmu Borgir and my-all-time-favorite-if-I-was-a-religious-man-James-would-be-my-god, Metallica.