About Us

Published on March th, 2009

The Color Awesome! is Paige K. Parsons & Philip Pickens. They met in high school and have been best friends for over 25 years. Both share a passion for music, photography, film and just about any other A/V stimuli you can think of.

You can reach us at: info@thecolorawesome.com


Paige K. Parsons is an internationally published music photographer specializing in live concert photography and musician portraits. Her work has appeared in publications such as Pitchfork, Stereogum, Crawdaddy, Prefix Mag, 7×7, Keyboard Player and SPIN. She has photographed over 500 bands and numerous music festival across the country including Lollapalooza, Sasquatch, Outside Lands, and Treasure Island. Her photos have been exhibited at The Royal College of Art in London, as well as as several local galleries here in California.

Paige graduated from M.I.T. with a BSAD in Architectural Design and a minor in Visual Design.

Paige is based in the San Francisco bay area, and is available for assignments up and down the west coast. Feel free to contact her about your rock photography needs. She can be reached at paige (at) thecolorawesome.com or via phone at 650.520.4290. You can find Paige’s photography portfolio at www.parsons.org, and also on flickr.

Philip Pickens is from Seattle.  He has been actively DJing as DJ Up Above in many of Seatttle’s hottest night spots for over ten years including The Baltic Room, The Bus Stop, Pony, Chop Suey, Sole Repair and his weekly residency and home base, The Seattle Eagle.  Phil is very eager and chatty about anything music.  If you really want to get him going, mention New Order, Boards of Canada, Mahogany, anything shoegazer, and newcomers, Stephanie and Light Asylum.

Phil’s projects in 2012 include the first ever Color Awesome festival, which is still untitled.  Also, he’s picked up Ableton and is dabbling in remixes which he will premiere here.

Phil’s DJing skills are varied and he loves to genre hop, but can stick to one style of music for hours as well.  If you would like to commission him for a gallery opening, cocktail hour or dance party, you can contact him at phil (at) thecolorawesome.com.

And for the record, Phil is highly embarrassed by the above photo, but lets Paige keep it there to torture and humiliate him.