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2015 YEAR IN REVIEW – ART RELATED PHOTOS

Joe Russo Photo's 2015 year in review in art related photos. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.
A proud father jumps in my frame as I took a photo of his daughter’s Sweet 16 moment at the Coney Island Art Walls.

The Studio of Joe Russo Photography. – Another year of shooting art related events is in the books. This was my first full year back on the East Coast since moving back almost 2 years ago. I tried to take on more art related events this year while shooting for Juxtapoz Magazine. Over the course of the year, many artists came across my lenses.

[You can see my two other 2015 Year In Reviews – Live Music recap here and my Celebrity recap here.]

Looking foward to seeing what this year has to offer. (more…)

2015 YEAR IN REVIEW – CELEBRITY PHOTOS

Joe Russo Photo's 2015 year in review in celebrity photos. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.
Hip Hop Artist, Ludacris at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival “Saturday Night Live” Event.

The Studio of Joe Russo Photography. – Another year of shooting celebrity related events is in the books. This was my first full year back on the East Coast since moving back almost 2 years ago. I tried to take on more celebrity related events this year while shooting for imageSPACE Wire Services. Over the course of the year, many celebrities came across my lenses. I tried to vary the types of events I was going to shoot as well… movie premiers, benefits, in-store appearances, talk shows, etc. Shooting celebrity events is way different then shooting a live music event…very hectic and chaotic as well. Along the way, I’ve met a lot of really talented photographers…it was an honor and pleasure working with most of you. You helped to keep my game sharp so that I can continue to bring you all the quality photos I pride myself on.

[You can see my 2015 Year In Review – Live Music recap here. I’ll put up a Year In Review for my 2015 Art Related Events Photography soon enough].

Looking foward to seeing what this year has to offer. (more…)

2015 YEAR IN REVIEW – MUSIC PHOTOS

Joe Russo Photo's 2015 year in review in music photos. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.
Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters perform at CitiField.

The Studio of Joe Russo Photography. – Another year of shooting live music is in the books. Seems like it was a very busy and solid year all around photography-wise. This was my first full year back on the East Coast since moving back almost 2 years ago. Over the course of the year, many bands came across my lenses…from huge arena acts to much smaller acts getting their feet wet. I tried to vary the types of artists I was going to shoot as well. I shot way less music festivals [one!] then I have in the past while focusing on more celebrity and art related events. Along the way, I’ve met a lot of really talented photographers…it was an honor and pleasure working with most of you. You helped to keep my game sharp so that I can continue to bring you all the quality photos I pride myself on.

In total, I photographed 112 bands…all while taking off most of the entire month of April to shoot the Tribeca Film Festival…as well as being an Art and Celebrity Event Photographer month to month. [I’ll put up a Year In Review for all of the Art and Event Photography I’ve done this past year].

Looking foward to seeing what this year has to offer. (more…)

JAMIE CULLUM x 2.5.15 x BEACON THEATER

Jamie Cullum performs at the Beacon Theater in NYC. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Beacon Theater; NYC. – UK singer/pianist Jamie Cullum stopped by the Beacon Theater in NYC recently in support of his new album entitled “Interlude”. While Jamie Cullum rarely performs in the United States…when he does, his show is like no other. Usually very intimate and in tune with his fans and audience, Jamie let’s you into his personal life through both song and story. Cullum’s vast catalogue of original material and cover songs span over 15 years. One cool point of note is that on this tour, Jamie has selected local musicians to be his backing band…which includes a 13 piece brass section. (more…)

BILLY IDOL x 1.28.15 x BEACON THEATER

Billy Idol performs at the Beacon Theater in NYC. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Beacon Theater; NYC. – English rocker Billy Idol stopped by the Beacon Theater in NYC last month in support of his new album entitled “Kings and Queens of the Underground”. Idol’s career spans over 30 years…and he still looks and sounds great. Throughout the night, he engaged the crowd…whether it was interplay with his guitarists or standing at the edge of the stage playing to the rabid crowd. At one point he even let a few female fans in the front row rub him up. Catch him if he comes near you! (more…)

JOE BONAMASSA x 1.23.15 x RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL

Joe Bonamassa performs at Radio City Music Hall in NYC. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Radio City Music Hall; NYC. – Blues rocker, Joe Bonamassa performed 2 sold-out shows at Radio City Music Hall recently. Bonamassa treated his fans to both an acoustic and electric guitar sets. Plenty of new music, covers and some of his classics. The Guitar-God is out in support of his new album entitled “Different Shades of Blue”. Catch this guy if he comes anywhere near you! (more…)

NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK x 1.20.15 x MADISON SQUARE GARDEN

New Kids On The Block Press Conference announcing their new tour

The Garden; NYC. – New Kids On The Block Press Conference announcing their new tour “The Main Event” with Nelly and TLC at Madison Square Garden in NYC. Even though Nelly was out of the country in Japan performing for our troops, the press conference still complete with a video taped message from Nelly as well as a cardboard cut-out of him. A select few fans were invited to attend the event. The panel included all of NKOTB as well as Chilli and T Boz from TLC. Everyone was in good spirits, joking around and stoked to kick off the new tour. (more…)

FLEETWOOD MAC x 1.22.15 x MADISON SQUARE GARDEN

Fleetwood Mac performs at Madison Square Garden in NYC. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

The Garden; NYC. – Long time British-American rockers, Fleetwood Mac, performed a stellar show at Madison Square Garden recently.The current world tour “On With The Show” reunites the band with keyboardist Christine McVie. (more…)

BILLY JOEL x 1.9.15 x MADISON SQUARE GARDEN

Billy Joel performs his record-breaking 13th consecutive sold out show at Madison Square Garden in NYC. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

The Garden; NYC. – The Piano Man, Billy Joel, recently just played his record-breaking 13th consecutive sold-out show at Madison Square Garden. Radio personality Jim Kerr, presented Joel with a banner celebrating his accomplishment which was later raised up to the rafters at The Garden. The record he broke was also his own. (more…)

2014 x YEAR IN REVIEW x LIVE MUSIC PHOTOS

Joe Russo Photo's year end review in music photos. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.
Usher at Madison Square Garden in NYC.

Shooting from all across the country. – Another year of shooting live music is in the books. While my year started out with me living on the West Coast in San Francisco, it closed with me living back on the East Coast in New York City. Over the course of the year, I shot a few music festivals as well as shot some great bands in some new and unfamiliar [and mostly cool] venues. Along the way, I’ve met a lot of really talented photographers…it was an honor and pleasure working with most of you. You helped to keep my game sharp so that I can continue to bring you all the quality photos I pride myself on.

In total, I’ve photographed 157 bands…all while taking off most of January and then most of the entire month of April to shoot the Tribeca Film Festival…as well as being an event photographer month to month. [I may put up a Year In Review for all of the Event Photography I’ve done this past year].

Here are some of my favorite live music photos from this past year. They are in no particular order. I hope you enjoy viewing these as much as I did taking them. (more…)

event: HIS HOLINESS the DALAI LAMA – BEACON THEATER – 11.4.14

His Holiness the Dalai Lama speaks at the Beacon Theater in NYC. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Beacon Theater; NYC. – It’s been far too long since my last blog post…so I figured what better way to get back into the swing of things then with a recent photo set of The Dalai Lama. His Holiness was at the Beacon Theater earlier this week for a series of speaking engagements. I decided to stay for his speaking engagement and sponge up some of his spirituality and enlightenment. Namaste. (more…)

event: DO THE RIGHT THING 25TH ANNIVERSARY – BROOKLYN, NY – 6.28.14

25th Anniversary of Spike Lee's

Bed-Stuy; Brooklyn, NY. – A few months back, I took a trip into Brooklyn to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Spike Lee‘s classic film “Do The Right Thing”. The block party was held on the block the film was made and shot on in Bedford Stuyvesant. The city added to the fan-fare by renaming Stuyvesant Avenue between Lexington Avenue and Quincy Street, “Do The Right Thing Way”. It was a typical hot and humid day in BK. The block was packed and everyone came in peace and had a great time. I heard there were a few special guests throughout the day. The only one I saw before I left was Wesley Snipes. (more…)

live music: THE NATIONAL x PROSPECT PARK x 6.18.14

The National perform in Prospect Park in Brooklyn, NY. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Prospect Park; Brooklyn, NY. – Indie-rockers, The National, do a 3 night run at Prospect Park in Brooklyn, NY. (more…)

live music: ARETHA FRANKLIN x RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL x 6.14.14

Aretha Franklin performs at Radio City Music Hall in NYC. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Radio City Music Hall; NYC. – The Queen Of Soul, Aretha Franklin recently performed at NYC’s famed Radio City Music Hall. (more…)

live music: RICH ROBINSON x CITY WINERY x 6.4.14

City Winery; NYC. – Earlier this month, Rich Robinson of The Black Crowes played a special show at City Winery and brought out a few friends. (more…)

live music: LIVING COLOUR x CITY WINERY x 6.1.14

Living Colour perform at City Winery in NYC. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

City Winery; NYC. – Earlier this month, Living Colour stopped by City Winery to blow the roof off the place and pop some corks. 25+ years later…the band sounds amazing and is still kickin’ ass. (more…)

live music: LYKKE LI x APOLLO THEATER x 5.15.14

Lykke Li performs at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, NY. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Apollo Theater; Harlem, NY. – Swedish singer-songwriter Lykke Li stopped by the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem recently. (more…)

live music: GHOST x BEST BUY THEATER x 5.17.14

Ghost perform at the Best Buy Theater in New York, NY. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Best Buy Theater; New York, NY. – Swedish heavy metal band Ghost recently took em to church at the Best Buy Theater in Times Square. (more…)

live music: BLACK LABEL SOCIETY x BEST BUY THEATER x 5.10.14

Zakk Wylde's Black Label Society perform at the Best Buy Theater in New York, NY. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Best Buy Theater; New York, NY. – Black Label Society brought the thunder to the Best Buy Theater in NYC last week. (more…)

live music: DOWN x BEST BUY THEATER x 5.10.14

Down perform at the Best Buy Theater in New York, NY. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Best Buy Theater; New York, NY. – Down tore through the Best Buy Theater in Times Square recently opening up for Black Label Society. (more…)