Official launch of my interview with the wonderful Matthias Hombauer is OUT NOW! We discussed the importance of building a brand identity for you as a photographer amongst a slew of other photography tidbits! Hit the link below! Share the love! Spread the word! Dig the vibes, man! HTBARP 34 John Raptis: Building Your Photography Brand
I was recently interviewed by UK publication Shout About It. You can read the interview via this link.
The time has come! Smithsonian Rock and Roll: Live and Unseen! We are now just two weeks away from the publish date. Woohoo! Written by Bill Bentley and featuring classic Rock N Roll photography from the world over! Including some Black Sabbath photos from your’s truly! Check out the book below and order yours from Amazon via this link: Smithsonian Rock and Roll: Live and Unseen looks at rock music in a new way. In December 2015, the Smithsonian called […]
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath I received some incredible news this afternoon. The Smithsonian (yeah, them!) has requested one of my photos to be put into the Rock And Roll Archives as well as a forthcoming book to be released in October 2017. The Smithsonian Institution is the world’s largest museum and research complex consisting of 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park and nine research facilities. Approximately 30 million people from around the world visited the Smithsonian in 2009. My […]
I am delighted to announce that for the third year in a row I have been shortlisted in the annual Monster Children Photo Competition in the Music Category. You can see my shortlisted photo here and all the other photos I will be up against. I made it to the finalist stage in 2014 with two photos (Amon Amarth and Gojira). The winners of the competition will be announced next week in Sydney and Los Angeles respectively. Sydney: What: 2016 […]
This one came out of the blue but I can assure you, I was more than honoured to be a part of the 2016 So-Cal Hoedown in Santa Ana, California. I will be exhibiting some of my live music photography at the event sharing space with such luminaries as Justice Howard, Joe Coleman, Anthony Ausgang, Sailor Jerry, Freddy Negrette, Dirk Vermin, Missy Munster, Michael Kortez, Stanislav, Jeremy Gullotto, Jack Rudy, Skwerll, Alberto Vargas, Todd Robey! More info here. It promises […]
Shortlisted… again! Well I have been shortlisted once again this year for the annual Monster Children photo comp. First of all we’d like to thank you for your support in the 2015 Photo Competition! We had tens of thousands of images, the response was overwhelming! And now we’d like to congratulate you on being selected in the first round of Shortlisted images! This will be reduced once more to a final shortlist from which we’ll pick our winner and four […]
Several weeks ago I was approached by 3CR’s Heavy Session co-host Roger Brooks. He is a fan of my photography and was wondering if I could come into the 3CR studios and sit in on the show. I think it only took a second or two before I answered in the affirmative. I figured it would be some great publicity for my work and at the same time, it would be a ton of fun hanging out with Roger and […]