Over three years I photographed fans outside different concerts. I was fascinated by the different tribes of people that attended them, and how people emulated celebrity to form their identity. As I photographed the project I began to see how the concerts became events for people to come together with surrogate ‘families’, a chance to relive their youth or try and be part of a scene that happened before they were born.
Michael Buchino is an illustrator and designer in Portland, Oregon. His nescient Twitter ramblings can be found via @buchino. He is reachable by email via michael at buchino.net. His now-quiescent blog Beard Revue was named Best of Portland in 2010.