David Yellen’s Heavy Metal Portraits

I had a day off work today owing to a total miscalculation in leave. Turns out I have 5 more days to take in the ten days I have left at work before Christmas (THAT SOUNDS SO GOOD I MIGHT JUST SAY IT AGAIN, TEN MORE DAYS). That’s not going to happen, is it? It’s probably for the best because while I enjoyed a lie-in, by the time it got to about 3pm I was bored out of my fucking mind. I wager I’ve been on every single website on the world today. The only thing of any interest that happened was my landlord showing up by surprise when I was slumped on the sofa in my pyjamas. Hiya!

I know I could have left the house, but it was pissing down with rain and dark and miserable so I just wallowed all day. I’ve been meaning to repost these David Yellen pictures for about two years but today was that day. David Yellen is a badass snapper who did this series called Too Fast For Love/Heavy Metal Portraits.

Way back in 2000, David went on tour with KISS, Poison, Iron Maiden, Slaughter, Ted Nugent, Dokken and Cinderellla to capture the frankly insane style of their fans. I repeat, these pics were taken in 2000. I guess nine years is a long time ago now, but it’s NOT that long ago. Too Fast For Love is the book that came of the project and I swear it’s a top gift for anyone this Christmas. Like, these are the worst pictures. The whole book is fucking awesome and I’ve revisited it on a monthly fucking basis since I first got my hands on it back in the olden days on being at uni. Rad!

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