These images represent life on the road with various musical groups I have traveled with. Whether it’s in a tour bus, a random midwestern motel room, backstage at a venue, or the vulnerability of a perceived icon, a a congruent story is sewn together.
The woven strands reflect the comfort and the loneliness, the laughter and sweat, the work and the play, and the fine lines that often interweave. Samuel Johnson once said, “The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are”.
About Paris Visone
Paris Visone is a documentary photographer based in Boston, MA USA. She graduated from The Art Institute of Boston where she is now a faculty member. Her acclaimed series “Gender Roles and Appearance” received the Getty Images Editorial Photography Grant in 2010. Her work has also been shown internationally in solo and group exhibitions. Paris has traveled the globe with numerous musical icons including Marilyn Manson, Blondie, Toto, Godsmack, and Limp Bizkit. Bringing her unique style on the road, she captures a side of these musicians that is rarely seen. She has also been featured in numerous publications such as Rolling Stone, Spin, Zoom Magazine, Rangefinder, Real Simple, Alternative Press, Performer and GEO Magazine. Most important to her is the ever continuing life project titled “Years”. She describes it as a self portrait that only ends when she does. [Official Website]