Photographer Jeremy Saffer will release his first book of photography on Tuesday, April 21st.
Entitled Bring The Noise, the 120-page hardcover collection features 156 full-color band images, all taken from Saffer’s extensive career shooting music’s best and brightest.
Bring The Noise gathers a broad selection of artists, representing the varied spectrum of both the metal and hardcore scenes. LACUNA COIL, BLEEDING THROUGH, ALL THAT REMAINS, DUMMU BORGIR, BRING ME THE HORIZON, NORMA JEAN, EARTH CRISIS, BEHEMOTH and many more all make appearances within the pages of Bring The Noise, which also contain a number of exclusive, never-before-seen images.
The book is available for pre-order now on Saffer’s website.
“The word ‘talented’ absolutely belongs to Mr. Saffer,” says Cristina Scabbia of Lacuna Coil.
Featuring a foreword penned by Saffer subject and EIGHTEEN VISIONS bassist MickDeth, Bring The Noise will be made available to the public on Tuesday, April 21st. However, there will be a special early release for the book at the 2009 New England Metal And Hardcore Festival on April 17th, where Bring The Noise will be featured alongside official Metalfest merchandise. The book will be sold to festival-goers in advance at a special discounted price.
James Hart of Eighteen Visions/BURN HALO declares Jeremy as “…one of the great rock and metal photographers of the last decade,” while HATEBREED front man Jamey Jasta says of Saffer, “His photos speak to me; I admire his work, and all he captures with his lens."
A native of Western Massachusetts, Jeremy Saffer’s dedication and drive has grown to become synonymous with the fertile and ripe New England underground which spawned him. A longtime contributor to Outburn Magazine, Saffer is also the house photographer for the esteemed Worcester Palladium, as well as the official photographer of the venue's annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival. The photographer has also worked with many respected underground record labels, including Century Media Records, Nuclear Blast, Victory Records, Trustkill, and Prosthetic Records, as well as ESP guitars, Draven shoes, and Peavey Electronics... all of whom have been impressed with Saffer’s hard work, dedication, and talent.
Saffer, well known in industry circles for his fantastic images and vibrant style, is excited to finally document years of his work, saying, “I’m really excited. For me, it holds many amazing memories of photo sessions I’ve done throughout my career. Everything from shooting Cristina Scabbia of Lacuna Coil in a bathtub full of black water and doing the first US photo shoot Carcass has done in over ten years, to covering the first shoot Earth Crisis did since their break up in 2002, and the many other amazing shoots I was lucky enough to do in my first few years as a photographer. This book sums up my career thus far, so I’m really pumped on having a bunch of diverse work from different genres of heavy music all collected in one book. This is a chance for people to really see what I’ve done thus far, from all the angles of my career.”
“A lot of us take pictures, but Jeremy takes photographs,” enthuses David Ellefson, formerly of MEGADETH. “Even though his subjects are some of the biggest icons of rock who are worthy of a thousand words to tell their story, Jeremy says it all in one snap of a shutter.”
Bring The Noise is a full color, hardcover, 8.5 x 11 book, with dust jacket, and retails at $49.99. Preorders receive a special $10 off discount, and come packaged with a limited edition 'Bring the Noise'/Jeremy Saffer guitar pick collection courtesy of InTuneGP.com.