Paul Kasko is a freelance photographer who photographed his favorite musicians in the mid-‘70s. His first published photo was of Eric Clapton and appeared in The Washington Post in 1974. He also contributed to The Washington Star and a free counter culture newspaper, Washington Newsworks.
Since then, Paul has captured performances by Rod Stewart, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Aerosmith, Patti Smith, Nils Lofgren, Led Zeppelin, Little Feat, Elton John, Paul Simon, Jeff Beck, Peter Frampton, Fleetwood Mac, Dave Mason, Linda Ronstadt, Loggin and Messina, The Who, Jackson Brown, Steven Stills, Tommy Bolin, David Bowie, Ted Nugent, Chuck Berry, Muddy Waters and Robert Palmer whom he photographed for the cover of Cashbox. His photo of Mick Jagger appeared on the cover of The Best of Creem Magazine and its 1978 Rock ‘N’ Roll Calendar.
Paul captured Patti Smith having fun at the Cellar Door, Washington, DC dressing room. While showing her the photographs the next night, Patti came up with idea to use them on the front and back record sleeve for her single “Gloria.”
Still loving the music, Paul has been sharing his photographs of local musicians in the Washington, DC and Baltimore area on his Facebook page, PHOTOROCK-USA.