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Use&Abuse started in 2001 as a photographic project whose aim was to combine artistic and music-related photography. The project has been growing throughout the years to include industrial photography, portraits, photos sessions for bands, fetish art, sexual images and concert and festivals layouts.
Many black and white works are to be found in Use&Abuse’s output, and such images have, in fact, become its stylistic hallmark. Aesthetically, it has found its influences in bands such as Nitzer Ebb, Nine Inch Nails, Recoil, Depeche Mode, Tricky, Macromassa and The Residents. Directors like David Lynch or photographers like Anton Corbijn and Helmut Newton have been named as visual and graphic artists who have inspired its photographic works.
Use&Abuse has contributed in several photo sessions with bands like Maydrim (run by producer Alan May), Munich 72 and Revox 3 (led by Juani Mr^Fly, producer-composer whose years of work with the band Lemon^Fly is only one of his numerous musical achievements). Use&Abuse worked too with:Hiroshima Atomic Garden, Blacanovaand Electronikboy.
In 2009 Use&Abuse created the cover art-work for the Ep called "Adivina Divina. Actually he is the graphic director of the band and he is working in the new cover for the forthcoming album. Attending to its participation in shows and concerts Nitzer Ebb, Dirty Princess, Goldfrapp, New York Dolls, Massive Attack, Blixa Bargled or Ladytron are some bands worth highlighting. Use&Abuse is a growing project in constant development.