In this exclusive Metalhead story by Anil Can, we explore the journey of being both queer and religious. It’s a story of seeking harmony, embracing diversity, and embodying the human spirit’s tenacity. In this narrative, identities blend and weave, creating a unique and thought-provoking tapestry of human experience.
Raphael Molina is a photographer and printer from Los Angeles, and mainly works with analogue mediums. Inspired by renaissance Dutch painters Raphael is drawn by smokey deep colors and ethereal softness. His aim is to capture his subject’s essence in a deep conversation between subject and photographer. His dark room prints require a meticulous and unconventional process, so every print is made differently with a unique feature in mind. This collection of photos is the idea of being with his subject from sunrise well into the night. From the beautiful cliffs of Palos Verdes to the intimate setting of the subject’s home and the darkness of night.
An Imaginary Poem” is a thought-provoking editorial. Three models take center stage, intertwining sensuality with their own nature. Shot entirely on an analog camera, the dark and grainy aesthetic enhances its mystique. Through their gestures, they challenge societal norms and redefine masculinity, showcasing vulnerability and tenderness. This editorial embraces the rawness of the human form while evoking a poetic narrative that celebrates the harmonious coexistence of sensuality and nature.
Photographer Azazel portrays different crazy hairstyles in an exclusive story for the Metalhead magazine. The main inspiration were Jpop culture and Harajuku streetstyle. Creator and the team also wanted to embody a character that was gender fluid, playing with an agender identity, but embodying at the same time an edgy and new wave spirit.
Humans are social animals whose life is based on interaction. During the last years we have all experienced the struggle to be connected and present with one another. „Waiting room“ explores the sense of an awkward “wait” that happens in a suspended space and time. Boredom, hope, innocence and loneliness become the main characters of our lives.
We are not always honest with ourselves and other people about who we really are, deeply inside. Only remaining alone with ourselves and letting the imagination flow we can come close to understanding our true nature and find something new and sparkling hidden in our souls. Story by Irina Buyatyan
Starting from the deep connection this music has with society, we describe a deep sensible generation, affected by all this era changes, the lack of real communication and the isolation that could come from it. We all feel sometimes a black sheep in a huge world of contradictions.
DUALITY OF EXPECTATIONS is a story starring Viktor Zimmermann, captured by an emerging polish photographer, Natalia Skotnicka. This story is a vivid blend which aims to highlight Viktor’s one-of-a-kind androgynous features. Focusing on the beauty of diversity, the story emphasizes both feminine and masculine profiles. It’s a balance of poise and rebelliousness. A symmetry, between striking poses and gracious, clean looks.