"Taking pictures of creative people whom I love is my life.
Everything I learned about music or photography I taught myself
– most importantly – from friendships."
Musicians are revealing subjects for photographic portraits. But their daring originality requires a photographer equally willing to take risks. John Rogers sees beyond familiar poses to make us hear soaring music and experience the improviser’s quest. He naturally creates deep relationships with his subjects, so at ease with him that they show themselves to his camera without artifice. For a decade, John has captured legends including Ornette Coleman, Bill Frisell, Chick Corea, Jason Moran, Paul Motian, Lee Konitz, Chris Potter, and Sonny Rollins among others. His work has often appeared on ECM Records, in the pages of the Village Voice, and in many music-related websites and periodicals. John has also been an integral part of the ongoing NPR Music series "Live at the Village Vanguard" and "The Checkout Live," which have garnered critical acclaim. Whether he’s taking evocative photographs of Esperanza Spalding, Diane Cluck, CoCoRosie, or Kurt Wagner, John is a masterful yet understated improviser, whose instruments are his deep insight and his camera. And musicians recognize John as someone who loves the people, the scene, and is genuinely part of that nighttime world that few get to experience.
More of John's photos can be found at his Flickr page—more than 3100 in total.
Prints are available as follows:
Larger sizes availiable upon request, All prints are fine art quality C Prints made to order. Contact John for pricing information.
John is available in NYC and the surrounding area for portraits/headshots,
musical events, dance, pet photography, and everything in between.
Please email or call 917.392.4290 for rates.