R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe exposes his artistic process in a new photo book

©Michael Stipe Bono, Christy, NYC
Stipe Bono, Christy, NYC (Image credit: ©Michael Stipe)

Perhaps more widely known for his exceptional music career as the lead singer of the award-winning band R.E.M., Michael Stipe is also a successful photographer and visual artist. Before his musical success, Stipe was a visual arts student at the University of Georgia in Athens, and since 2018 he has been releasing publications of his works. 

Even the Birds Gave Pause by Michael Stipe is a new book published by Damiani, in which Stipe explores further his first love of visual art. The book provides a diaristic insight into the lesser-seen part of the artist's life as he prepares for a solo exhibition in Milan titled I have lost and I have been lost but for now I’m flying high

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Kalum Carter
Staff Writer

Kalum Carter is a photographer, photo editor and writer based in the UK, and for almost a decade he has worked with brands and publications to create, edit, and sequence imagery. Having recently graduated with a Master's Degree in Photography from the University of the West of England (UWE), Kalum joined Digital Camera World as a Staff Writer, covering news, reviews, and his biggest passion – photography books! 


Kalum's photography has been published and exhibited around the world, and he continues to photograph on a project-by-project basis. He is currently working on a personal project capturing the people and landscape of Gower, South Wales. Currently untitled, this body of work will be exhibited for the National Trust later this year.