Amelia G and Forrest Black Kickstart 'California Deathrock'

HOLLYWOOD,CA -- Kickstarter crowdfunding is all the rage these days and in the case of a book of deathrock subculture photography by Amelia G and Forrest Black, it’s been a winner. 

Best known for their work with Blue Blood, the photography of Amelia G and Forrest Black has also been published by Rolling Stone, Playboy, Tattoo Savage, Picture, MTV, Orkus, New Grave, Permission, Alternative Press, Meltdown, Ghastly, Sonic Seducer and others. 

For more than a decade, the duo’s personal work has been documenting various subcultures. G says the West Coast deathrock scene has been one of their favorite subcultures to shoot. Publishing a 15 year retrospective of deathrock imagery would definitely be a labor of love, so the subculture documentarians appealed to their friends and readers to back a Kickstarter project that would make it possible for them to put the book out. 

According to Black, "The authentic counterculture photography Amelia G and I have been shooting out at clubs for the past 15 years comes from the same creative place as the erotic work we shoot for SpookyCash sites like, and even We are trying to capture real subculture, both in and out of the bedroom."

As of today, the Kickstarter appeal has been successful, with the project 110 percent funded and 11 days still to go in the pledge drive. G says she is "super happy and more than a little relieved" that the effort has succeeded and assures that additional funding pledges between now and June 7 will fund more pages and wider bookstore distribution. Connoisseurs of deathrock and art photography can continue to pledge via Kickstarter up until June 7 at 5:00 pm PT. Backers who pre-order the book will be thanked in print inside it. 

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