musicians

11 Kids Photographed as Music Icons

What if some of the most famous faces in the music industry were decades younger? For his latest project, fashion photographer Viktorija Pashuta shot portraits of 11 children looking like 11 music icons.

Shooting Music Festival Musicians in a Pop-Up Photo Studio

I’ve been shooting festivals for a number of years now. In the pit, backstage, on-stage, around the site… While all of that is great (like, really really good fun) I’ve had an idea knocking about for a while now.

Music Visualized with Light Painting Photography

How do you go about capturing music in a photograph? Photographer Stephen Orlando has an interesting answer: light painting. By attaching LED lights to the bows of violin, viola, and cello players, Orlando is able to capture a creative representation of the sounds created by musicians.

Photos of the Shoes Worn by Famous Artists on Stage

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.

Grammy Winners’ Official Portraits Released to the Public for the First Time

Photographer Danny Clinch has served as the official backstage portrait photographer at the Grammys for more than a decade, but his shots have largely stayed out of the public eye. One of the traditions of the awards is that Clinch's portraits are privately sent to the winning music artists as keepsakes.

However, this year was different. The Recording Academy decided to break tradition this past Sunday by releasing Clinch's portraits online for the public to see immediately after the awards.

Photos of Vans Warped Tour Musicians Before and After They Perform

Musicians go hard. And while every artist and band puts it all out on stage for the world to see, the Vans Warped Tour in particular often features a lineup of bands whose members truly give it their all, for as long as three months, day after day.

In an effort to document just how exhausting just one of these performances can be, live performance photographer, Brandon Andersen, decided to do something a little different than usual and capture a collection of before-and-after performance images of musicians whose bands were in this year’s Vans Warped Tour lineup.

Inspiration: Three Talented Musicians Who are Also Talented Photographers

Creatives and artists often excel in several artistic media, not just one, and so the world of photography is peppered with talented individuals whose creative outlets include everything from skateboarding, to painting, to music.

The last of these is the topic of a very interesting video from theartofphotography, in which Ted Forbes tells us about three musicians whose talents extend into the world of photography: Milt Hinton, Bryan Adams and Ralph Gibson.

Using ISO 100 for Concert Photography: Is it Possible?

Have you ever heard of the "4 Seconds" Myth in Concert Photography? Well, probably not, because I made this phenomenon up as a play on words with the 4 Leaf Clover "Myth." The 4 Seconds Myth talks about the fact that there’s a maximum period of time at just a few concerts when you can in fact shoot at crisp, noiseless ISO 100.

Photos of the Food and Drink Requested by Famous Musicians Backstage

When musicians sign contracts to perform in major concerts, their documents often contain riders (more commonly known as addendums). These are a series of special requests made by the band or musician, and outlines specifics of what they're expecting when they arrive.

Photographer Henry Hargreaves noticed that riders often contain strange requests for the foods and drinks requested, so he decided to turn the requests into a photo project that offer a glimpse into the lives of famous musicians.

Creative Portraits of Classical Musicians

Denmark-based photographer Nikolaj Lund specializes in shooting the world of classical music, and captures some pretty unique portraits of musicians with their instruments. He takes the subjects out of their natural environment -- the orchestra pit -- and has them do epic poses in random places (e.g. streets, oceans, deserts).