When Romper Stomper
exploded onto cinema screens in 1992, it unleashed more than just a
storm of controversy and critical debate. Russell Crowe’s remarkable
performance as skinhead leader Hando drew international attention, and
proved to be a major breakthrough role for an actor who has since gone
on to become one of the most respected and popular talents in film today.
The Romper Stomper Series, a project initially conceived by photographer
Peter Leiss on first reading the film script, and executed during filming,
stands today as a fascinating study of this unique film and the extraordinary
characters that inhabited it. This collection is an extremely powerful
and significant fine art series in its own right.