Music Photography by Joe Papeo


I am a music photographer. I take photos of people holding a microphone, guitar or drumstick. I am a contributor to Rolling Stone, Spin, The Waster, The Bowery Presents and Live Nation.  I have been and hope to be again the head photographer at Firefly Music Festival.  I have been featured in Rolling Stone print, Billboard, The Times, Newsday, and Metal Hammer, to name a few. My work has been licensed by bands for promotional purposes and for CD Art and books.

I love what I do. More than you know. My goal at every shoot is to have the personality of the band shine through in my photos.  I know all the technical aspects of photography and would trade them all to capture emotion.