THE BLOG OF MUSIC PHOTOGRAPHER
ADAM ELMAKIAS

Well. This is short notice. But I believe in you. It is intern contest time again. Or your chance to be a music photographer for a day (well a night). I did it last year with…

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I didn’t know the SWMRS guys before this day. I had met their tour manager at Leeds Festival and he was very kind – he is also a very good photographer. So I texted him when…

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Backstage Portrait - Jenna of Tonight Alive

I have to learn at some point. That is why I do this. I am slow learner, I have identified this. I am okay with it. It takes me a lot longer to learn and reach…

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Matty of The 1957 at Wireless Festival

I photographed a few different festivals this year in the UK. Usually rock music, this one not so much. I enjoyed every bit of learning that happened along the way. I didn’t get that many images…

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Well I photogrpahed 5 dates of this tour, two San Diego shows, one in Irvine, and two at The Forum in Los Angeles. This is kind of what the flyer looked like, except they added more…

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Photographing Twenty One Pilots for a magazine cover was fresh. I have seen them and worked with them a few times live, but never in a studio setting… well a tiny study in an office building –…

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Crowd for Foals at Leeds Festival

Leeds Festival… was interesting. I was originally assigned to photograph Reading and swapped to Leeds with hopes of catching a few more backstage portraits – after all it can’t hurt to try. I like Leeds because…

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Your Music Magazine #3, so excited for you to see it!!! It’s been another year of hard work on this next magazine. It takes me six months to shoot the magazine, but after that there is a…

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I have been photographing Music Magazine covers for a few years now. This is an example of some work I did with Pierce The Veil for Rock Sound Magazine earlier this year. The images used for…

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Download Fest was the first of a few fest that I photographed for the company that puts them on. It was different than what I am used to, and it was a learning experience that is…

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