Richard E. Aaron

Richard E. Aaron

In a career that has spanned over three decades, New York native Richard E. Aaron has taken photographs for a wide variety of media, ranging from feature films, television and video to corporate public relations, entertainment publicity and album covers. His work has appeared in more than 45,000 magazines, newspapers and books worldwide.

Perhaps best known for his music photography, he has hundreds of album covers to his credit including Frampton Comes Alive, still the biggest-selling double live LP ever. Among his many achievements, Richard shot the first photographic rock and roll cover for Time magazine – featuring Sir Paul McCartney. Other works in his repertoire include, Fleetwood: The Visitor in Africa a photographic account of the Mick Fleetwood tour shot on location in Ghana West Africa. In recognition of his contribution to the field of music photography, he has been honored as one of the 10 Best Rock Photographers in the world by Modern Photography magazine.

Richard is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts in New York City and an alumnus of Brooks Institute Santa Barbara, having been awarded an Honorary Master's Degree in 2008.

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  1. Rod Stewart by Richard E. Aaron
  2. Freddie Mercury by Richard E. Aaron
  3. Mick Fleetwood & Stevie Nicks by Richard E. Aaron

    Starting at: $850.00

    In Richard's words: "I have been shooting Fleetwood Mac concerts since the early 70's, before they became a super group. This is a band where each member has their own extremely individual personality. Since I was the New York photographer for Warner Records, every time Fleet Learn More
  4. Tom Waits by Richard E. Aaron

    Starting at: $850.00

    A comic portrait of Tom Waits from 1976, the year his "beatnik-meets-Hollywood-noir period" reached crescendo with the release of Small Change. That album, which dealt with issues of existential paralysis as a result of intense alcoholism, featured songs Learn More
  5. Smokey Robinson by Richard E. Aaron

    Starting at: $850.00

    In Richard's words: "I was working for a video production company who hired me to shoot production shots. It was a three day shoot and most of the groups I'd shot so far were new just-signed artists. The first AD called lunch and I went out into the parking lot to relax when..." Learn More
  6. Prince by Richard E. Aaron

    Starting at: $850.00

    In Richard's words: "Purple Rain tour, Detroit. Prince opened his Purple Rain tour in the Motor City for a five day booking. At that time I was photo editor of a national rock'n'roll magazine, and we were doing a cover story on Prince. His record company and management gave m Learn More
  7. Peter Frampton by Richard E. Aaron

    Starting at: $850.00

    In Richard's words: "One day Peter Frampton, whom I had photographed many times by the early 70's, called and asked if he could take my photo portfolio of him to A&M headquarters in Los Angeles. The senior art director was looking for a photograph for Pe Learn More
  8. Jerry Garcia by Richard E. Aaron

    Starting at: $850.00

    In Richard's words: "My best-selling photograph of all time, used in more magazines than any other. Shot in Central Park on assignment for Time magazine. Mid-afternoon, very sunny out, and no strobe for fill flash. Even worse, I had high speed B&W film, but I did have Kodachr Learn More
  9. James Brown by Richard E. Aaron

    Starting at: $850.00

    In Richard's words: "Living in New York City, you have to be keen on where you walk and shoot. A photographer loaded down with equipment is an easy mark. I got a call from James Brown's record label to photograph him in Harlem for a benefit street concert. Cool, Learn More
  10. James Brown by Richard E. Aaron

    Starting at: $850.00

    In Richard's words: "Living in New York City, you have to be keen on where you walk and shoot. A photographer loaded down with equipment is an easy mark. I got a call from James Brown's record label to photograph him in Harlem for a benefit street concert. Cool, Learn More

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