Rob Shanahan is one of the world’s most published music photographers. His photos have appeared in numerous ad campaigns, CD/DVD covers, books, and magazines.
He is Ringo Starr’s personal photographer and has been working closely with him since 2005, photographing and designing his tour books, DVD’s, and records “Y-Not” and “Ringo 2012.” The 2012 All Starr tour will be his 5th tour with Ringo. He also photographs all appearances of Ringo and Paul McCartney for Cirque dul Soliel/The Beatles LOVE show in Las Vegas.
Rob has also been the chief photographer for Yamaha Music Corporation since 2005. He has photographed hundreds of Yamaha endorsed artists including Elton John, Barry Manilow, Sammy Hagar, Alicia Keyes, Jason Mraz, Natalie Cole, Sarah MacLachlan, Dave Navarro. His photographs for Yamaha have appeared in advertising campaigns in the US, UK and Japan, and Yamaha’s “All Access” publications.
“Volume 1”, his first published collection of music photographs, was released in 2011. It includes a foreword by Ringo Starr, and quotes from rockers such as drummer Neil Peart of RUSH, Edgar Winter, Billy Squier, and Joe Walsh.
Rob got his first drum kit at 11, his first camera at 12, and has been doing both professionally since 1988. He has been performing with the “Hollywood Stones,” a leading Rolling Stones tribute band, since 1992. His sensibilities as a musician has made him the first call photographer for many of the world’s top artists.
He lives in Venice, California, with his wife and daughter.