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Scott Brauer February 9, 2009

Posted by Geoffrey Hiller in China.
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Duwei, drummer for the Nanjing-based punk band Overdose. Shanghai, China.

Scott Brauer (b.1982, Landstuhl, German) is currently based in Nanjing, China. He graduated with honors from the University of Washington with dual degrees in philosophy and Russian literature and language in 2005. Scott interned at Black Star and VII New York in 2005 and worked for daily newspapers in 2006 and 2007: the Northwest Herald in suburban Chicago, and the Flint Journal in Flint, Michigan. He is represented by Invision Images for European sales. Brauer’s stock archive is available at the Photoshelter Collection. His pictures have been published internationally and exhibited in London and Kosovo.

About the Photograph:

“This is Duwei, of the Chinese punk band Overdose, formerly of Nanjing, but now relocated to Beijing.  The band, especially Duwei and his girlfriend, the band’s lead singer Ruan Ruan, were one of the first bands I got to know while working on the punk story, and they’re pretty deeply connected to the entire country’s underground and independent music scene.  This picture was taken on a trip to Shanghai with the band. We spent a few hours just chilling behind the club, which opens out onto a beautiful big park in the middle of Shanghai.  The park closes to the public in the evening, but the bands use it as an unofficial green room, a place to get away from the mania inside the club.  Duwei’s covered with tattoos on his torso.  Like a lot of punk fans and musicians, the aesthetic is an important part of participation for him, and he’s particularly drawn to the Rockabilly or Psychobilly style.”