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Photos of the Shoes Worn by Famous Artists on Stage

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How much can you tell about an artist from the shoes they wear on stage? Florida State University student newspaper photo editor Matthew Paskert has been trying to find out. His project “A Shoe Piece” consists of close-up photos of shoes worn by famous musicians, comedians, and personalities while they’re standing in front of large crowds.

The shoes above were worn by rapper Childish Gambino (AKA actor Donald Glover) during a performance in Tallahassee, Florida, on April 4th, 2014.

“Every shoe tells a story as it has walked the same steps as he who stands within it,” Paskert writes.

John Mayer
John Mayer
American Authors
American Authors
Bastille
Bastille
Bill Nye, "The Science Guy"
Bill Nye, “The Science Guy”
Blue October
Blue October
Cake
Cake
Chance The Rapper
Chance The Rapper
Childish Gambino
Childish Gambino
Darius Rucker
Darius Rucker
Dirty Heads
Dirty Heads
Earl Sweatshirt
Earl Sweatshirt
The Fray
The Fray
Hirie
Hirie
SOJA
SOJA
Kevin Hart
Kevin Hart
Phillip Phillips
Phillip Phillips
Nick Offerman
Nick Offerman

You can follow along with this project over on Paskert’s website.


P.S. Last fall, Paskert covered the campus shooting on his campus, working a 23-hour shift and getting interviewed by major news organizations around the world (e.g. CNN, BBC, NBC). You can find his images from that day here.


Image credits: Photographs by Matthew Paskert and used with permission

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