Welcome to our newest Zone: “Big Shots.” The title refers not only to the extremely talented music photographers we feature each time, but also to the six photographs each photographer chooses to showcase their skills.
We invite amazing camera creatives from around the world – from veteran guys and gals whose images of iconic famous bands and artists have been seen globally for decades, to new and exciting young professionals who are star snappers of the future.
We also showcase the best of today’s most respected names in music photography – to choose half a dozen shots from their own archive, and tell us why they chose each picture.
The photographs they choose can be live concert and/or festival shots, portraits and/or candid backstage images. We also offer a brief bio of each photographer.
- The latest photographer we are very happy to feature in “Big Shots” is Brian Rasic…
Born in Yugoslavia, “the same year as rock’n’roll was born in Memphis, Tennessee”, Brian Rasic began his career photographing local acts and bands from abroad, in his home town of Belgrade in the early 70s.
He moved to London in 1979 and over the years has trained his lens on artists from every genre of popular music, including rock, pop, jazz, country and blues.
The list reads like a virtual ‘Who’s Who’ of the biggest names in contemporary music…
From Muddy Waters to Robbie Williams, Frank Sinatra to Paul McCartney, and from Chuck Berry to Coldplay, Brian has literally worked with them all.
One of the most in-demand live music photographers in the business, Brian is well known for his work off-stage too; in the studio or on location…
Brian has worked with everyone from legends such as Kate Bush right up to modern pop queen Beyonce. His images have appeared in all kinds of media globally to promote the artists.
A dedicated fan of The Rolling Stones, Brian has covered their shows since the early 80’s, capturing some exceptional moments along the way.
In February 2006 he was the Stones’ official photographer at their biggest ever gig, in front of two million people on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Since then Brian has covered many of their gigs for them around the world and became the band’s official photographer. Many of his images are used in Stones’ touring programmes, DVDs and official merchandising such as tee shirts.
He is also proud of his work with Keith Richards, promoting Keith’s autobiography “Life” and more recently his kids’ book “Gus and Me”, where Brian’s images of Keith and Theodora, [Keith’s daughter who illustrated the book], were used around the world as promotional images.
Brian is also very proud of his work with personal heroes David Bowie and David Gilmour, who have also entrusted Brian with being their official photographer.
Brian is a freelance photographer and his pictures are syndicated to the media exclusively by Getty Images, the world’s leading photographic agency. Brian’s pictures have appeared in newspapers, magazines and books around the world.
“The secret of taking great live images is being yourself and doing what you love to do and the way you see it. If it is recognised as being good, then you are doing something right. The secret is within oneself.”
“Working with Bowie was always bliss. One of the greats. What a privilege it was.
Charity recording Of the “Help” album – Aid For Bosnia – at Abbey Road Studios, London, 1995. Noel Gallagher, Paul McCartney and Paul Weller.
More “Big Shots” coming very soon…
Festival crowd from the ‘big wheel’ photo [top of page] credit: Katja Ogrin