Wayne by Paige K Parsons
© 2014 Paige K Parsons

    • Title: Wayne
    • Artist: Paige K Parsons
    • From: Palo Alto, CA USA

    • e-mail: paige@parsons.org
    • Address: 517 Georgia Ave.
      Palo Alto, CA 94306, USA

    Artist Statement

    "The first rule of live concert photography is, 'First three songs, no flash.' This image highlights what you can create within those extremely narrow confines.

    "Psychedelic alt-rock legends The Flaming Lips led the 20th anniversary of The Noise Pop Festival not with a whimper but a bang. The Oklahoma natives turned up at the intimate Bimbos 365 Club armed with multiple confetti canons and dozens of custom-made giant party-poppers (the baton-like device in lead singer Wayne Coyne’s hand is one.) The stage show and explosive devices were designed for a stadium of 50,000, but were squeezed into a tiny venue for 500 for this unique event. The joy was palpable, both with the band and with the fans."

    Nikon D700 with Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED AF Lens
    ISO 200, 17mm, f2.8, 1/500 sec