Born in Underground

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RANDOM 5 RAP - 5 prints (15x15) - with RAP artists from underground music

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The book "NĂSCUT ÎN UNDERGROUND" - signed - 1 book (25x25 cm)

Delivery date: December 2019
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The book "NĂSCUT ÎN UNDERGROUND" - signed - 1 book (25x25 cm) + 1 Poster (20x30 cm) with your favorite artist + 1 Invitation at the project exhibition in Expirat

Delivery date: December 2019
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About 4 years ago, in December of 2015, I was invited by Macanache to take pictures at his first concert with The Putreds. Being a short time after the Colectiv tragedy, the backstage atmosphere was bleak. It was then that I realized artists' disposition and state of spirit is, in reality, different than that during concerts and that the effort exerted to create the perfect atmosphere does not come across to those who come to see the show. This personal insight is how the "Născut în Underground" (Born in Underground) project came to life.

 
 
 
 

"Born in Underground" is not only a collection of before and after the concert photos of Romanian music industry artists. This project also documents the unseen emotion of both those who are taking the stage for the first time and those for whom it is already second nature, but who started from the same underground movement.

Music is like the sounds of the songs - constantly moving - as was my journey through the underground movement: full of happenings, photos taken at the last moment and thousands of miles traveled to give visual form to artists' emotions. 

 
 

Most of the artists I talked to were delighted with the idea and this is how I managed to convey their feelings from behind the scenes, to you. A culmination of several years' work, the project documents over 50 bands from the underground music scene.

 
 

The project launch is planned for the end of the year and will consist of a photo exhibition, a concert and a book. The stories are written by Matei Cristian - a survivor of the Colectiv tragedy - who faced death at the concert of one of the best bands from the Romanian underground music scene, Goodbye to Gravity.

What we’ve done until now

The project is 90% completed.

What we need to do from here

- 24 October all the photos are completed

- 1 November the articles are ready

- 5 November book enter the printing

- Decembie 2019 the book is printed

The team

Photographer: George Mieluș

Writer: Cristian Matei