We are thrilled to announce that Marilyn Manson by PEROU: 21 Years In Hell, is out now, published by Reel Art Press and features more than 350 photographs of Manson, including conceptual portraits, behind-the-scenes shoots and onstage images. The pair first met in 1998 for a magazine cover feature, with PEROU going on to work closely with Manson over the past 21 years.
A statement reads: “21 Years In Hell follows Manson and PEROU on the musician’s world tours, on shoots across the globe from Moscow to Berlin, nightclubs in London and at Manson’s home above a liquor store on Santa Monica Boulevard. “As the pair piece together the last two decades, they cover everything from guns, baked beans, family, religion and Columbine.”
PEROU adds: “The last 21 years, dipping in and out of Marilyn Manson’s stratosphere, have been a blur – people, events and places coming in and out of focus. The early years more disorientating than those that followed.” “I often get asked, ‘Who was your favourite person to photograph?’ or, ‘Who is the best person you’ve photographed?’” PEROU says on Reel Arts website “It’s always, ‘Marilyn Manson.’ Which is just as well, considering how many times I’ve photographed him.”
“I just remember the first time you showed up you had more rings than me,” says Manson. “You look still, and did at the time, like you were going to be in that movie Romper Stomper: bomber jacket, high laced boots, fully British, barely understandable.”
He later reflects: “I became automatically comfortable around you and that’s the most important part.”