Jay Blakesberg is a San Francisco-based commercial photographer and video director whose work appears regularly in many magazines, including Rolling Stone and Guitar Player.
Over the last 30 years his photographic rock and roll journey has produced working gigs with many legendary artists including The Grateful Dead, Carlos Santana, Tom Waits, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Radiohead, Phish, Dave Matthews and John Lee Hooker, to name just a few.
Jay has published several volumes of his work, including books on The Grateful Dead, Primus and The Flaming Lips.
Recently he has started to move beyond the realm of the still image, directing live concert videos for The Flaming Lips, REM, Spearhead, Gov’t Mule, Jackie Greene, Widespread Panic and The Allman Brothers. Jay has also directed short form videos for Jackie Greene, ALO, and Kronos Quartet.
His most recent book is Traveling on a High Frequency, a 30 year retrospective of his music photography.