Defenders of the Faith is a fun photo book centered around metal festival attendees and the battle vests they wear. Peter Beste is a talented photographer and there’s plenty of images to pour over in the book. The pictured concert-goers are large and small, mostly white but also people of color, male and female, very young and old. There’s a couple of dogs with their own battle vests and a few music celebrities featured as well. There’s also an index in the back of which festival and who’s pictured.
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Photo of the author: Martine Petra