I draw my inspiration from the people and music that I love and a passion for capturing the essence of connection. My photography is about serendipity, ephemeral moments, and conveying the emotion and interaction of the human connection through live performance.
I am a freelance photographer specializing in live music and event photography. My clients include:
The Los Angeles Times
The San Francisco Chronicle
Ice Cream Man
Another Planet Entertainment
Noise Pop Industries
Rock Action Records
I’ve photographed hundreds of bands over the past twenty years and have shot dozens of music festival across the country including Lollapalooza, Sasquatch, Outside Lands, and Treasure Island. I graduated from M.I.T. with a BSAD in Design. My work has been exhibited throughout the world and I have several permanent solo exhibitions. I’m based in the San Francisco Bay Area, and am available for assignments up and down the west coast.
PRESS & INTERVIEWS
A Connection is Made – Lens Magazine Issue #54 March 2019
Photos By Paige K Parsons – Noise Pop Festival Guide February, 2018
She’s Seen A Million Faces and Rocked Them All – MIT Technology Review February, 2014
I want my photography to remind you that you are not alone. I hope that when you see my pictures, you feel connected to others. I focus on music because music cuts through our cynicism and breaks down the barriers that we erect between ourselves and the rest of the world.
I also want my photography to remind you to be brave. I believe kind people are brave people. Brave isn’t just a feeling – it’s a decision. A decision to show up. A decision that compassion is more important than fear, more important than fitting in, more important than following the crowd. As a woman, I found out late in life that one of the bravest things you can do in our society is to be kind to yourself.
Finally, I want my photography to remind you to listen to your heart – your intuition. It’s all too easy to try and stuff down our feelings and to make decisions based on the needs and desires of other people. Don’t base your life solely on things the world says you “should” and “must” do. I want to challenge you to be open to listening to both your head and your heart.
It’s not an “either-or.” It’s a “both-and.” By listening to both your head and your heart you are being a brave and responsible person. When you are authentic and true to yourself, you can bring your singular uniqueness into the world. You can also serve as example for your kids, for your mentees, for the many people around you.
We all have a choice about where we invest our attention and effort.
It is through our shared empathy and action that we can change the world.
I can be reached at paige [at] parsons.org
or via phone at 650.520.4290