Metallica and Ross Halfin release The Black Album photography book

Metallica The Black Album in Black & White
(Image credit: Ross Halfin | Metallica The Black Album in Black & White by Ross Halfin | ISBN | published by R|A|P /

Exit light, enter… Ross Halfin, who is collaborating with legendary heavy metal band Metallica on a photography book to celebrate one of the most iconic rock records of all time, The Black Album.

Released in August 1991, the album has sold over 30 million copies and has just turned 30 years old – and to mark the  anniversary, Metallica: The Black Album in Black & White is being released with a collection of classic and unpublished photographs of the band between 1991-1993.

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.