ACK ACK ACK #3: $4ppd., photocopied, cardstock cover, 5 ½” x 8 ½”, 40 pgs.

Sep 23, 2011

Matt Average is an intense dude, but he’s not predictable. He’s another seeker. Through the most generous lens of punk, Matt shows he is not just a connoisseur of short, fast, and loud, but also the sonic possibilities of music—from noise to pop and points in between. Ack Ack Ack is a fantastic photo zine and Matt is an adventurous pioneer. Some shots, like Limp Wrist or Reality Crisis, you can almost feel the boot kicking the back of your head as the shutter clicks. Some shots, like Glass Candy—moody, evocative, no flash—make you want to dance and swirl. Live band photography’s a tough gig: taking something in full motion and capturing it in a single frame, a single action. It’s all of this implication—through framing, timing, qualities of light and expression, through the joy that music can bring—that Matt also captures. If you’re looking for genre photo fiction, don’t buy Ack Ack Ack. If you’re looking for an artist who is looking through the squall, capturing it on paper, and having it tell volumes about the underground, pick it up. (ISO3200 Press, PO Box 25605, LA, CA 90025, [email protected],