Posts Tagged: Rock

Tom Keifer

Tom Keifer singer for the Rock band  Cinderella  on solo tour NYC BABAK Photo

Tom Keifer Photo © BABAK www.babakca

Tom Keifer on his first solo tour shot live at Highline Ball Room NYC  – A must see show  BABAK Photo

Les Paul

Les Paul—was an American jazz and country guitarist, songwriter and inventor. He was a pioneer in the development of the solid-body electric guitar which made the sound of rock and roll possible.

Photo © BABAK 2009 www.babak.c

Les Paul NYC , The legendary American musician who developed the solid body guitar named which is named after him.  Photo BABAK

Mötley Crüe


Vince Neil - Mötley Crüe  Live in Toronto 2011 - Babak Rock Photo


I see music and hearing photographs and at a Mötley Crüe concert you see all that fcuked up color, distorted and bent lights coming from the guitars – I think the right combination of  chords can do something special to the light that no soft box can do for you. Nothing beats looking through the viewfinder, it’s like putting on the headphones and turning the volume nub to about 11 or so but looking at the life a in back of the camera comes a close second.

If it’s not worth shooting it not worth looking at and if its that great that needs to seen by the others then it should be shot by someone that can transcend that greatness to the audience that wasn’t there.


Did I hear it or see it first? I hear nothing!  It gets fun when you get to predict what you are going to see next, then its when you get terrified, terrified because you know someone is going to step  on set to touch the hair or clothes or say something dumb to the model and distract the moment for ever —  wait we are at the concert, well same shit  happens every where. On the plane for a wing shot, on the street, in the cab when you see an amazing moment of light [ thats when you are at the stop light and you see a shot out side your window lined up perfect, it happens all the time now !]  then  the driver decides to move forward and it all ruined  – why do they always do that?  Its always better to get the content or emotion feel right than to get the perfect technical images that says nothing.


People always ask what lens, what soft box, what guitar & what amp you are using. who cares  ” its all same shit ” but what ever you do  make sure you can play all your images on an acoustic guitar on some street corner  anywhere  – you will not always have the main stage and all the lights.

Here are some personal photos I did at the show – I like the sound of them – Babak Photos 2011

Even too fcu-king loud for Sixx! ? MötleyCrüe live concert - Rock Photo BABAKMick Mars - Guitars for Mötley Crüe Live Concert Photography BABAKNikki Sixx Mötley Crüe Live - Rock Photo BABAk

Cj Sleez

CJ Sleez By BABAK July 2010

Photo © BABAK 2010

A Take from a photo shoot with CJ Sleez, one of my favorite Punk Rock singers. A BABAK Photo 2010