Photos Reveal What Musicians Look Like Before and After They Perform

Under the lights and in front of a crowd of hundreds, if not thousands of fans, musicians can really rock. The Vans Warped Tour is a traveling festival that features a line up of bands who tour for as long as three months and perform day after day. Sounds exhausting, right? Performance photographer Brandon Andersen shows us just how much these artists exert themselves in his collection of images taken before and after the concert.

Each musician appeared in this year's tour lineup, and before they went on stage, Andersen snapped their photo in front of a solid-colored background. He then took the same picture after their set and they had left the stage. What results is an amusing and interesting look at the power of performance; the musician appears sweaty, disheveled, and tired. Their hair is out of place and they look like they're ready to take a nap. And considering that they'll probably repeat this set soon, we don't blame them!

Brandon Andersen website
via [Petapixel]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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