If your band wears masks and matching outfits, has like 20 guys playing and your stage production’s cost can feed a small town, you can be sure you will be photographed at every spot you play. Slipknot is basically the epitome of the previously described traits and one intrepid photographer decided to follow the band around for the past 15 years to get a great collection of photos for your enjoyment.
Photographer Paul Harries will release a new photobook titled Slipknot: Dysfunctional Family Portraits which will contain his collection of Slipknot’s pictures taken by him in the past 15 years, proving to be one seriously dedicated fan of the band. The intro for the book reads as follows:
This book is the result of 15 years shooting a band that are like no other. In the course of pursuing Slipknot literally all over the world I have been jet-lagged, delayed, rushed, stressed and placed the kind of pressure that gives deep-sea divers the bends. What I have never been, however, is bored. But even amid the madness that is the inevitable result of putting nine grown men in masks and then throwing them out on tour, the band themselves are never less than gracious company, never less than good people to be around.
[…] Over the course of my career I’ve been fortunate to photograph literally hundreds of bands, many that are famous and a greater number that are now long forgotten. But more than any other group, Slipknot are the union that push my buttons. What they do in a visual sense is exactly the kind of thing that I love. They are dark theatre, and like all good actors they are committed to what they do. They are the most berserk and entertaining band in the world, and for a photographer like myself they are the gift that keeps on giving.
Slipknot: Dysfunctional Family Portraits will be released on April 19th and you can pre-order it for$17 via Amazon,