Born in Petaluma, schooled in San Francisco and living in Los Angeles for the last decade, photographer and film director Piper Ferguson is a California native whose visual sensibility was shaped by her 1980s childhood.
In all of Piper’s work there is an electric relationship between high style and pure spontaneity. Whether she’s shooting a musician or politician, she looks through a rock and roll lens, producing images that are compelling, bold, occasionally surreal and always alive.
Piper has always felt an affinity with British culture and in 1996 she and a friend started the famous Brit pop club Café Bleu in Los Angeles. While operating Café Bleu, she has booked bands like The Dandy Warhols and Maroon and began shooting many of the live acts.
In addition to her music photography, Piper is also an accomplished filmmaker. Since 1997 Piper has been directing indie band documentaries. In 1999 she assembled the entire film team at Coachella Music Festival and has shot the festival every year since. Her latest video music project, for UK band Amusement Park on Fire, is the first ever shot on a 360-degree camera.