Cover to "Suspect Device"
Cover to “Suspect Device”

2015 is starting off with a bang for us here at Empty Stretch. We are happy to announce the second edition of one of our biggest publications from last year, “Suspect Device” by Chris Suspect. Suspect grew up going to the type of shows that left you in a daze, and while you may have sworn you’d never go back, the following Friday night you’d find yourself back at it again. Fast forward twenty-five years, Suspect set out to rediscover these shows, and created a body of work spanning over the past four years of the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore area punk scene. The images are as fast and spontaneous as the music, yet more importantly, Suspect captures the camaraderie and kinship behind the music. Showcased for the first time in book form, “Suspect Device” provides a look into a scene that hasn’t thought of stopping or slowing down since it started.

We’re also thrilled to announce that this series will featured at the D.C. Leica Store Gallery starting in March, with Chris even doing a few workshops through the duration of the show. We’ll update with information as more comes together, but it’s awesome seeing this work getting the attention it deserves. 

Spread from "Suspect Device"
Spread from “Suspect Device”

“Suspect Device”
By Chris Suspect
68 pages, 8.5 x 11 in
Second Edition of 250
Forward by Alec MacKaye
$20 USD + S/H
Pre-order / Purchase (All orders will start shipping March 10, 2015)

Check out some of the hype and press about Chris and the series, “Suspect Device” below!
Leica Camera Blog
Washington City Paper