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New photobook explores the romance and monotony of life on the road with Warpaint

Just a few weeks ago, photographer Robin Laananen released a deluxe hardback photography book documenting her time on the road with Warpaint, seven year snapshot of the romance and monotony of their touring life.

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Check out some snaps from US / THEN – a new photography book that looks a life on the road with Warpaint, shot by their friend/tour manager, Robin Laananen.

Entitled US / THEN, the book “beautifully encapsulates Warpaint’s fantastic journey over the last seven years and features previously unpublished and intimate images of the band taken on the road.” It also includes a foreword by Warpaint drummer Stella Mozgawa.

Laananen has been the band’s tour manager since 2010, and this intimacy has allowed her to photograph them from a unique perspective; not as an outsider, but as a part of the glue that holds them together.

“I’ve been traveling with these women for nearly 7 years,” she says, “they’re family, they know me better than most. We travel the world together, immersed in our bubble; experiencing a life that can feel unreal most days, one that resembles an odd fantasy groundhog’s day. To either wake up in a giant hotel bed or within the confinements of my bunk, I look forward to seeing their faces every morning (or afternoon).” 

Continuing, she says:

“I feel the photographs in this book show the candid side of the music world, not usually seen by others, and the connection between people only shared when going through the same experiences. I can’t articulate how grateful I am to these four inspiring women for not only being open to my camera (being comfortable with me shooting from anywhere and everywhere, at anytime) but for also becoming collaborators.”

Check out some snaps from US / THEN below and buy it here.

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