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British photographer Perou's first world exhibition on Marilyn Manson


After a 21-year artistic relationship, the portrait painter of musical and fashion stars exhibits in Malaga his collection of snapshots of the American musician

  • 1 “I don't know what the light source is, but it looks like milk.

    I think you wanted that to be the cover of that magazine and they said no ", Manson tells Peru in the book 21 Years in Hell.

    Then they criticize the publication, but do not name it.

    The exhibition in Malaga shows various portraits of a more classical style, but also other crude ones or even “thugs”, as the curator of the exhibition, Antonio García, says.

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  • 2Although he was born on January 5, 1969 as Brian Hugh Warner Wyer, he later decided to use Marylin Manson as a professional name after those of actress Marilyn Monroe and murderer Charles Manson.

    Dark sciences, skulls, spider webs or symbols of the Illuminati have invaded much of Marilyn Manson's body for years.

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  • 3In the late 1990s, Marilyn Manson went on a joint tour with Courtney Love, who was then leading the band Hole.

    The blue band that shows the image is from that time.

    At one of the concerts, Love taunted Manson on stage and they fought.

    In another, she tried to hit him but was unsuccessful and ended up falling on stage.

    Later, the singer left the concert series.

    "Now we are friends and we laugh about it," recalls Manson.

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  • 4The image was taken just after the filming of the video clip for the song I don't like the drugs (Mechanical Animals, 1998).

    "I wore that wig to look like Andy Warhol, it wasn't supposed to look like my real hair, I didn't mean to," says Manson.

    Perou says that Kate Moss has a copy of this photograph that someone gave her.

    The musician dreamed that the model had placed it on his bed.

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  • 5This image is part of a series that was taken on the terrace of a house in the Hollywood Hills.

    Manson says it's some kind of Alice in Wonderland-inspired costume.

    He also says that for the photo shoot they threw some smoke bombs and shortly after police helicopters appeared over his head.

    At that point, he says, they hid the weapon.

    "It was highly illegal: it was real."

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  • 6 “This was great because we didn't know what we were going to do and I threw dust on my face and on my shirt,” recalls Manson, who believed that that day he was innovating by wearing a white suit, but, in reality, they had already done some Joint photos with another white suit two decades earlier.

    The photo is taken just after the tattoo that has prominence in the image was made.

    "I think it was still fresh," he highlights.

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  • 7Manson poses with a ponytail and a run over rabbit.

    "Which is very strange because none of these animals died in the process of taking the photograph," recalls the musician himself, who explains that during the photographic sessions he could intentionally make a face.

    "But sometimes I know what my hands do," he stresses.

    Perou, yes, it captures everything.

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  • 8During the talk that Perou and Manson have in the book 21 Years in Hell, the former explains that the difference between a good photographer and a bad one is that “the good one lets you be you”, referring to the musician.

    "The bad photographer has a vision of you, without appreciating that you are an artist and that all he needs is to be there and take the picture."

    Manson says that in front of Perou he feels comfortable, that he never tells him how to pose.

    “Sometimes, yes, I tell you how not to pose”, the photographer replies.

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  • 9Perou has selected this image for the exhibition in Malaga, but the presence of religious elements and nuns in the book is constant.

    Manso remembers that he went to a Christian school, of the Episcopalian branch.

    "They don't have nuns, but I had a rosary," Manson explains, later recalling that his grandmother "tortured" him by forcing him to kneel if he was bad or cursed.

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Source: elparis

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