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UploadedJune 26, 2008
TakenMarch 30, 2008
ModelCanon EOS 40D
Exposure1/250 sec at f/4.5
FlashCompulsory Flash
Focal Length17 mm
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If it's not dangerous, it's not fun. And if it's not dangerous, it's supposed not to be hardcore. I took this photo in March ’08 at a small venue in Torino, my city. Germano, this crazy first Henry Rollins vs Ian MacKaye human mix who’s falling on his back with a mic on one hand and a tambourine (!) on the other, is the singer of the Italian hc band Evolution So Far. They’re, just like me, strong influenced by the early ‘80s American and European punk hardcore movement and they really believe in the DIY ethic. For the length of the gig, they made my dream come true: being in L.A. or Washington, DC, in the 1981, taking bw pictures of Black Flag or Minor Threat epic, hyper-violent and, well, hardcore shows. In the mosh pit, risking a jackboot to the nose.

57 responses

  • carlo cravero

    carlo cravero said (26 Jun 2008):

    cool, thank you

  • Gaurav

    Gaurav gave props (27 Jun 2008):


  • Sarah Jessica Eve

    Sarah Jessica Eve gave props (27 Jun 2008):

    very cool!

  • Robert Larson

    Robert Larson (Deleted) gave props (28 Jun 2008):

    great shot. I swear . . . . hardcore music is really just comedy

  • Edel Barrett

    Edel Barrett gave props (29 Jun 2008):

    Wow, that shot is epic, I fuckin' love it!

  • Melissa Madison Fuller

    Melissa Madison Fuller said (30 Jun 2008):

    one of my favorite stage shots. love this.

  • carlo cravero

    carlo cravero said (30 Jun 2008):

    thank you all.
    I'm inspired by old hc/punk shots.
    they're so, you know... hardcore...

  • Claudia Turner

    Claudia Turner gave props (2 Jul 2008):

    crazy angle, well done

  • Ulrike Richter

    Ulrike Richter gave props (3 Jul 2008):

    what a pose, what a capture!

  • eddy chacon

    eddy chacon said (5 Jul 2008):

    kick out jams. Awsome pic! E

  • carlo cravero

    carlo cravero said (5 Jul 2008):

    thanks guys

  • Camilo Paredes

    Camilo Paredes gave props (6 Jul 2008):

    that is hardcore!

  • marshall

    marshall gave props (7 Jul 2008):

    solid work.

  • Gary Rittermeyer

    Gary Rittermeyer (Deleted) gave props (10 Jul 2008):

    awesome shot, great energy, nice composition and perspective

  • Kimberly Yount

    Kimberly Yount gave props (15 Jul 2008):

    great picture!

  • Lina Palmerin

    Lina Palmerin said (15 Jul 2008):

    great shot!

  • Brian Ach

    Brian Ach said (16 Jul 2008):

    great shot, great feeling

  • carlo cravero

    carlo cravero said (17 Jul 2008):

    thank you all!

  • Dan Purnell

    Dan Purnell said (18 Jul 2008):

    Cro mags!

  • Pavicevic igor

    Pavicevic igor said (21 Jul 2008):

    Very very very very full photograph!!!!Yeah from me!
    Check out my photos

  • Michael Conrad

    Michael Conrad gave props (21 Jul 2008):

    Great picture! =D

  • elliot macdonald

    elliot macdonald said (24 Jul 2008):

    great picture, but tambourines are NOT hardcore.

  • donovan fannon

    donovan fannon gave props (24 Jul 2008):

    voted YEAH! Well done indeed!

  • carlo cravero

    carlo cravero said (25 Jul 2008):

    but everyone loves tambourines!

  • Donald Leitch

    Donald Leitch gave props (26 Jul 2008):

    This shot could make tambourines Hardcore...

  • carlo cravero

    carlo cravero said (26 Jul 2008):

    ahah, I hope so

  • Jaime Lavone Vedres

    Jaime Lavone Vedres said (30 Jul 2008):

    This photo is incredible. Decisive moment... nnnNOW! Keep em coming!

  • christian demarco

    christian demarco said (30 Jul 2008):

    right on time.
    saludos. take a look on my submission of a mentally handicapped theater company:
    and the full story here:

  • Olivier Vin

    Olivier Vin (Deleted) gave props (3 Aug 2008):

    awesome pic, hope it will b published ! :p

  • Marcie Cobbaert

    Marcie Cobbaert (Deleted) gave props (3 Aug 2008):

    Ok, you got my vote. This definitely ROCKS and is seriously hardcore!

  • carlo cravero

    carlo cravero said (4 Aug 2008):

    your comments are precious to me... thank you all

  • Natalia Delgado

    Natalia Delgado gave props (9 Aug 2008):


  • Giovanni O.

    Giovanni O. gave props (12 Aug 2008):

    great shot!

  • jen cash

    jen cash said (19 Aug 2008):

    Wow...stepping on the mic stand which is about to if not already slammed into the other band members looks like he just did a back flip with his mic & tambourine still in hand...great great shot

  • carlo cravero

    carlo cravero said (20 Aug 2008):

    yeah, that's a kind of mic & tambourine back flip

  • Arian Stevens

    Arian Stevens gave props (15 Sep 2008):


  • marshall

    marshall gave props (7 Oct 2008):

    always good to see a deserving photo published. congrats!

  • petey whitelaw

    petey whitelaw said (9 Oct 2008):

    rad dude. esf kick arse. the MacKaye reference is an honour im sure they'd love. as well as seeing this shot.

  • Olgamaria Carcamo

    Olgamaria Carcamo said (11 Oct 2008):

    this is the rockanrrol life

  • Cone Trees

    Cone Trees said (16 Oct 2008):

    This guy looks totally crazy. What song are they performing, 'Seizure'? Lol.
    Crazy guy. A very well captured shot!

  • Peach

    Peach said (18 Oct 2008):

    Fantastic Capture. Right place, right time, and skills to boot.

  • carlo cravero

    carlo cravero said (22 Oct 2008):

    thanks everyone.

  • Jeffrey Horen

    Jeffrey Horen said (28 Oct 2008):

    Awesome capture! Takes me back to the good old days. Looks like the guy in the Cro-Mags shirt is having a good time too.

  • Fraser Dunlop

    Fraser Dunlop said (9 Nov 2008):

    pure awsomeness

  • Noah

    Noah (Deleted) gave props (24 Nov 2008):

    That's totally awesome! Love it!

  • heather morris

    heather morris said (30 Nov 2008):

    the old balck and white punk era in britain for sure i have a book on the old images and you'rs would fit perfectly in...

  • carlo cravero

    carlo cravero said (1 Dec 2008):

    thank you for all your kind words.
    hardcore never dies.

  • yovuoro

    yovuoro (Deleted) said (19 Dec 2008):

    awesome shot! one of the best hardcore show photos i've seen

  • Stephanie Smith!

    Stephanie Smith! gave props (3 Jun 2009):

    Awesome photo. Very impressive.

  • Maria Gonzalez

    Maria Gonzalez gave props (31 Mar 2010):

    You rock!

  • LancelotLink

    LancelotLink gave props (10 Jul 2010):

    Great shot! Very nice.. and yes: very Ian MacKaye-esque! Cheers!

  • Marela

    Marela gave props (7 Oct 2010):

    that is definitely hardcore! nice shot

  • carlo cravero

    carlo cravero said (22 Nov 2010):

    thanks thanks thanks.

  • Epin Hervin

    Epin Hervin gave props (20 Dec 2010):


  • Imee Lemley

    Imee Lemley gave props (19 May 2013):


  • Kath Moxon

    Kath Moxon gave props (30 May 2014):

    Amazing photo. I'm going to continue to check out your photos.

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