Calling all metalheads! Do you miss MTV’s OG “Headbanger’s Ball”? Do you pine for pre-plastic surgery Axl Rose? Then make sure to check out “Sorcerers,” Angela Boatwright’s first West Coast solo show sponsored by etnies Girl at 222 Gallery in Los Angeles. The photography exhibit spotlights Angela’s ever-present love of (you guessed it) heavy metal and will take place from March 3 to April 28, 2006. Curated by 222 Gallery’s Karl Peters and Jeremy Baker, Killer of Giants owner and freelance photographer Angela Boatwright will be featuring her heavy metal-inspired imagery—long haired fans, crowd shots, backstage scenes, corpse paint and fake blood—all in one intense showcase.
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Here’s Angela’s bio just in case you haven’t already heard of her:
When Angela Boatwright was born on May 20, 1975, in Columbus, Ohio, she was the first Boatwright born in the north. Years later, at a Guns N' Roses/Aerosmith show at nearby Buckeye Lake, Angela was reborn in the name of metal. It was around that time she started taking pictures of her favorite bands, moving from metal to hardcore to skate and back again as she saw fit. After high school, Angela set off for the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York; but, impatient to start being a photographer, she ending up leaving after a couple of years. Soon after, she shot her first album cover for Eyehategod, and turned pro in 1998.
After years of freelancing, shooting everyone from Method Man to Rachel Weisz for magazines ranging from XXL to Jane, Angela took on the role of director of photography at the graffiti and pop culture magazine Mass Appeal, where she has been for over seven years. Now magazines come to her, writing up her openings in Women's Wear Daily and giving her multi-page features in Anthem and Strength magazines, for which she has also shot covers. She has also taken on advertising, shooting for the anti-tobacco campaign Truth and for etnies Girl’s spring 2006 ad campaign, as well as eight catalogs for Urban Outfitters. Angela shared gallery space with graffiti artists such as Shepard Fairey and Futura at her first show, entitled “True School,” in 2001. Her first solo show, curated by legendary designer Matt Owens, was in the spring of 2002 at the Riviera Gallery in Brooklyn.
In the spring of 2004, Angela traded her position as director of photography for special projects director of Mass Appeal, thus freeing up some time and allowing her to create her newest company, Killer of Giants. Representing image makers such as legendary skateboarding photographer Brian Gaberman, hip hop photographer Mike Schreiber and collage artist Bobby Puleo, alongside herself, Killer of Giants has only just begun. And with clients the likes of Weiden + Kennedy, Mountain Dew and Vibe magazine, Killer of Giants has nowhere to go but up.
Angela is currently so busy that she can't remember her own name, but whether trying to figure out how to get to Finland for her next feature in Revolver magazine or to Norway for the next metal fest, Angela continues to do right by Boatwrights, metal fans and photographers all over this great land and beyond.