Chris Suspect: Old Customs (Self-Published, 2020)

Chris Suspect is a street and documentary photographer hailing from the Washington, DC area.
His street work specializes in capturing absurd and profound moments in the quotidian and his documentary work is the result of deep dives for years at a time into various subcultures.

His documentary work on the underground music scene in Washington, D.C., was published as a book, Suspect Device, by Empty Stretch in 2014 and is currently held in the Leica Galerie Archives.

Artist: http://www.chrissuspect.com

Publisher: https://www.chrissuspect.com/shop/old-customs

Traditions, customs, folk stories, and legends serve as the foundation for identity and as a glue that binds a society together,
but what happens when there is a sea change in the national landscape?

By combining visual references to Romanian fairy tales, turn-of-the-century embroidery patterns, and scenes from a remote fishing village
turned nontraditional tourist destination, I tried to capture the feeling of the first generation of Romanians who do not have personal experience of what it was like to live under the rule of Nicolae Ceaucescu’s Communist state,
but still carry the rich traditions and history of their country by birthright.

Chris Suspect

By The Way


The music video for Sonic Youth‘s Teenage Riot – the first single from Sonic Youth’s 1988 album, Daydream Nation – combining footage of the band with clips of various people from the worlds of alternative rock, mainstream rock and entertainment.


Publisher: Self-Published