ALIVE is the new , large-format " Kool Lifestyle " photo book by Dirk "The Pixeleye " Behlau , internationally known for its authentic Photography . At 320 pages , it gives a comprehensive insight into the world " Kustom Kulture " scene. Hot Rods , Lifestyle , Pin-Ups , Tattoos , People and custom bikes . After his photographic books " Speed Kings " , " Hotrod Empire " and " Kool Fellas " this is his fourth book that deals with the topic - but this time in XXL format and triple side extent of his previous works.
Dirk Behlau (aka "The Pixeleye"), born in 1971, is a Filmmaker, Designer and Photographer from Cologne/Germany.
Excerpt from the epilog by Sion Smith:
"Dirk's got this magical ability to frame the shot in his head before he even starts work. The picture is taken long before he ever holds the camera up. The camera is nothing but a tool to capture what he sees in his head - you only need to be in his company for five minutes to figure out that this is what he's doing. While that might also be true of most professional photographers twenty years ago, it's certainly not normal anymore. In an era when you can rattle off thousands of shots and hope for the best, working Dirk's way is an art form in itself. Dirk's photography doesn't answer to anybody and so long as he keeps doing his thing, everything will be just fine."
Size: 28,5 x 31,5 cm, 320 pages.