MEET THE TEAM | JOSH RAY

I am a Chicagoland area photographer that has photographed concerts, wrestling and combat sports over the last four years!

MSM: How did you get your start in music photography? 

JOSH: I became interested in music photography after I took a few photos during a Vince Staples show with my phone at the time. I realized how much I enjoyed live music and photography at that moment and have pursued a career in photography ever since!

MSM: How long have you been doing photography in general? 

JOSH: About four years now!

MSM: What’s in your gear bag? 

JOSH: Camera body: Sony a7iii; Lens: Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 and Sony 70-200mm f/2.8; Also, an extra battery and two 128 GB SD cards

MSM: What advice would you give to anyone wanting to go into music photography? 

JOSH: Put in the work and never stop pursuing. Denials and no responses can be demoralizing when first reaching out to artists and PR, but never stop trying to contact and build connections. You never know what opportunities may appear.

MSM: Who would be your dream artist to shoot? 

JOSH: Quite a few right now! Queens of the Stone Age, Sleep, Tool, and Vince Staples.

MSM: What is your favorite live show that you’ve attended? 

JOSH: As a normal concert-goer, I would have to say Interpol at the moment! Their stage production is phenomenal during their current tour! As a photographer, it would have to be either Code Orange or High on Fire. Code Orange has an amazing stage set-up for their current tour and that made photographing them very fun and unique. High on Fire is one of my favorite bands so I was very excited that I was able to photograph multiple shows during their three nights in Chicago in 2021!


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