The cover of Clown's Apocalyptic Nightmare Journey.
"I remember seeing a lot of those when he'd just done them," says Corey Taylor. "I've never seen someone get so involved with Polaroids like that. The reasons behind it are so fucking clear. It’s almost like a fingerprint. No two are alike and you'll never recreate that again."
"I didn't finish college, and I was very sad about that because I don't think I gave myself a chance to learn, to prove to myself that I could learn. So I decided to start my own master thesis on medium format Polaroid photography."
"I the old buck at 42. I will not let any of them beat me physically, mentally, artistically or anything. That's not a shot on my brothers. I love each and every one of them. I'd take a bullet, I'd be run over by a bulldozer for them, but I refuse to fall to an age thing. As I get better, I get more mental, and I get more artistic and more unavailable for people to understand."
"I'll die on the stage, man. I've prepared my family for that. You don't want your dad getting hit by a random car wreck or cancer. You want me to die right on stage. Yeah, I might be in Prague, but you'll know your dad or your husband passed away on his altar in front of his congregation, delivering his sermon, on the altar of the almighty 'Knot."
"People always ask me: Is it the music, is it the masks? No, it's all of it. It's Slipknot. It's the optics, it's the masks, it's the music, it's the performance, it's the records."
"I don't tend to give too much time to people in bands that don't hurt themselves physically, spiritually, mentally."
"I always picked up a camera, I always took pictures of my dad and my family, self-portraits, but it was just naïve. I never thought I was going to do this. I was just some kid, snap, snap. Until I got into Slipknot."
"There is nothing perfect, no one can be perfect, and perfectionism is something you shouldn't chase. So I would take a photo and deconstruct it, demanufacture and create something completely original that very moment in life that never could be repeated."
"The mind encompasses the soul. The heart is just a motor."
"I'm leaving on a high note, and I'll know when that is. I’m not saying our band will ever reach a point where it needs to go away. I don't predict that because we play for blood."
"These Polaroids have been subjected to urine, microwaves, staying outside for a week, ripped in half, send away in the mail and sent back – anything I could think of I've done."