This Collector’s Edition includes the book Wolves Like Us: Portraits of the Angulo Brothers and this print signed and numbered by Dan Martensen: Mukunda as Death in the Graveyard, 2015, C-print, 17.8 x 22.3 cm. This photograph has been printed in 2015 in a limited edition of 25 copies.
In 2010, photographer Dan Martensen was introduced to the Angulo brothers by filmmaker Crystal Moselle, who had just begun work on her hit documentary The Wolfpack. The film chronicles the lives of the six home-schooled boys who gained most of their knowledge of the outside world from the movies they watched at home. Confined to their four-bedroom apartment in New York City’s Lower East Side for 14 years, the siblings recreated cult-classic films, fashioning props as well as costumes from the contents of their apartment. Moselle’s unflinching portrayal documents the power of imagination to overcome the realities of a troubled upbringing.
Martensen photographed the boys, capturing the cinema-inspired world they had created, while also documenting their first forays into to the world outside. Taken between 2010 and 2015, the resulting collection of intimate portraits and still lifes that comprise Wolves Like Us adds yet another layer to the captivating story of the Angulo brothers and is a bold testament to the enduring spirit of creativity.