David Belisle has photographed and traveled with R.E.M. for the past seven years, capturing the band on- and offstage with a rare, intimate access. His lush and dynamic images follow the R.E.M. performing around the world and reveal the band's members behind the scenes in the most personal spaces that only the band and their closest friends can access. Handwritten captions to the photographs by all the band members and a foreword by R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe add context and insight to a remarkable inside look at the band - who rose from cult college radio success to sell more than 100 million records worldwide, and who were inducted in 2007 into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
David Belisle, photographer, has worked for many years as a documentarian and personal assistant to Michael Stipe. Michael Stipe is a singer, photographer, film producer, and activist.