A Guide to Paige K Parsons’ Photo Exhibition, “Once In A Lifetime”

Published on January 16th, 2013 by

Once In A Lifetime: The Photography of Paige K. Parsons
January 10 through February 13, 2013

Keeble and Shuchat Photography
290 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA.
(800) 854-8996

Once In A Lifetime is my first solo photo exhibition. It features 47 images from my concert photography archive. All of the images in the show are available for sale. The images are archival giclée prints on pearl paper, and are issued in limited editions of 20.

Each image is 11.5 x 17, and comes double matted to a finished size of 16×20. Prices range from $125 – $200, depending on their place in the edition. with individual prices being noted below.

If you are interested in purchasing a print, please email me at paige at parsons dot org.

Artist Statement

Growing up, I always had a passionate connection to pop music. As a teenager, some of my best friends were UK music magazines like Melody Maker, Sounds, and NME. Photos by Kevin Cummins and Anton Corbijn transported me from my bedroom in San Francisco to the front row of an Echo and the Bunnymen concert in Liverpool, or to an icy subway tunnel in Manchester with Joy Division. Tour programs and album liner notes bridged the continents and made me feel closer to my favorite acts. It all seemed so untouchable; at the time, even the idea of seeing my favorite bands play a live show seemed like a daydream.

One of the first artists I captured on film was Morrissey, during his first solo performance following The Smiths’ split. The anticipation and adoring adulation of his fans stirred emotions I’d never experienced before. It was then that I chose to explore the relationship between fan and artist through photography. Musicians may rehearse for a performance, but the fans complete the exchange of dynamic energy that fluctuates from one performance to the next; it’s never the same twice.

I hope those viewing my work will feel the unique rush of literally being between the spectator and performer. Whether a show is intimate and sparse, or in a field with ten thousand fans, my mission is to capture the intense emotion of this unique relationship. It might seem to happen all the time, but really only takes place “Once In A Lifetime.”

Images



James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem
Treasure Island Music Festival
San Francisco
10.16. 2010
1/20
$125





Victoria Legrand of Beach House
Treasure Island Music Festival
San Francisco
10.16. 2010
1/20
$125





Morgan Kibby of M83
Treasure Island Music Festival
San Francisco
10.14. 2012
1/20
$125






The National
Treasure Island Music Festival
San Francisco
10.17. 2010
4/20
$175






Death Cab for Cutie
The Greek Theater
Berkeley
7.11. 2009
1/20
$125






Ruth Radelet of Chromatics
The Mezzanine
San Francisco
2.25.2012
1/20
$125






Deerhunter
Mezzanine
San Francisco
2.24.2009
1/20
$125






MSTRKRFT
Treasure Island Music Festivall
San Francisco
10.17.2009
3/20
$150






Fleet Foxes
Fox Theater
Oakland
4.21.2009
2/20
$150






Jack White
Oracle Arena
Oakland
12.7.2012
1/20
$125






Andrew Bird
The Fillmore
San Francisco
2.20.2009
2/20
$150






Matt and Kim
The Mezzanine
San Francisco
6.5.2010
1/20
$125






Green Day
Lollapalooza
Chicago
8.7.2010
1/20
$125






Dan Deacon
The Independent
San Francisco
2.22.2011
1/20
$125






Bethany Constantino of Best Coast
Bottom of The Hill
San Francisco
2.9.2010
1/20
$125






Bryan Ferry
Palasport
Firenze Italy
2.12.1988
1/20
$125






Shannon Funchess of Light Asylum
Public Works
San Francisco
5.19.2011
2/20
$150






Nick Johnston of Cut Off Your Hands
The Great American Music Hall
San Francisco
2.27.2009
2/20
$150






Morrissey
Wolverhampton Civic
Wolverhampton, England
12.22.1988
2/20
$150






James Graham of The Twilight Sad
Voodoo Lounge
San Jose
9.19.2009
2/20
$150






Underworld
Fox Theater
Oakland
8.7.2009
1/20
$125






Mattias Bärjed of The Soundtrack of Our Lives
The Independent
San Francisco
2.27.2010
2/20
$125






Aja Volkman of Nico Vega
The Independent
San Francisco
2.27.2010
2/20
$150






Chris Walla of Death Cab for Cutie
Oracle Arena
Oakland
12.12.2008
1/20
$125






Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips
Bimbo’s 365 Club
San Francisco
3.2.2012
11/20
$200






Justin Vernon of Bon Iver
Sasquatch Music Festival
The Gorge
5.23.2009
1/20
$125






Jarvis Cocker of Pulp
Warfield
San Francisco
4.17.2012
1/20
$125






The Decemberists
Treasure Island Music Festival
San Francisco
10.18.2009
1/20
$125






Florence Welch of Florence + the Machine
Oracle Arena
Oakland
12.9.2011
1/20
$125






Jens Lekman
Bottom of the Hill
San Francisco
6.1.2009
2/20
$125






Robert Smith of The Cure
Shoreline Amphitheatre
Mountain View
10.6.2007
1/20
$125






Anthony Gonzalez of M83
Treasure Island Music Festival
San Francisco
10.14.2012
1/20
$125






Scott Hansen of Tycho
Treasure Island Music Festival
San Francisco
10.13.2012
1/20
$125






Mark Smith of Explosions in the Sky
Treasure Island Music Festival
San Francisco
10.16.2011
1/20
$125






Benjamin Curtis of School of Seven Bells
Slim’s
San Francisco
10.6.2009
1/20
$125






Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips
Sasquatch Music Festival
The Gorge
5.29.2011
3/20
$150






Eugene Hütz of Gogol Bordello
Sasquatch Music Festival
The Gorge
5.25.2009
2/20
$125






Father John Misty
Outside Lands Music Festival
San Francisco
8.11.2012
1/20
$125






Haggai Fershtman of Monotonix
Treasure Island Music Festival
San Francisco
10.17.2010
2/20
$125






Ninja of Die Antwoord
Treasure Island Music Festival
San Francisco
10.16.2010
1/20
$125






Alexandria Lawn of Ra Ra Riot
Sasquatch Music Festival
The Gorge
5.23.2009
1/20
$125






Johnny Marr
Lollapalooza
Chicago
8.8.2010
2/20
$125






Annie Clarke of St Vincent
Treasure Island Music Festival
San Francisco
10.16.2011
1/20
$125






Michael Deni of Geographer
Outside Lands Music Festival
San Francisco
8.11.2012
1/20
$125






Emily Haines of Metric
Lollapalooza
Chicago
8.7.2010
1/20
$125






Karen O of The Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Sasquatch Music Festival
The Gorge
5.23.2009
1/20
$125






Erykah Badu
Sasquatch Music Festival
The Gorge
5.25.2009
1/20
$125

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Comments

  1. Posted by Ashley on January 19th, 2013, 19:38

    Your photos are amazing! How do we purchase them?

    • Posted by paige on February 13th, 2013, 15:42

      Hi Ashley,

      There should now be pricing info in the post. email me at paige at parsons dot org for more info.

  2. Posted by Mike Frash on February 13th, 2013, 14:33

    you are an inspiration. Spectacular