Chuck Krall is one of the most prolific rock photographers in the history of the music business. Growing up in NY/NJ, Chuck’s love for jazz and rock ‘n’ roll started at a young age, but it wasn’t until he traveled to Jamaica, with the Peace Corps, that he started taking photos. While on assignment, Chuck was privileged to meet and photograph a young Bob Marley, which compelled him to dedicate his career to capturing musicians he admired, intimately and authentically.
Since 1970, Chuck has had the opportunity to meet and photograph hundreds of artists, including: AC/DC, Aerosmith, Billy Idol, Jackson 5, Mick Jagger, Joan Jett, Dolly Parton, Iggy Pop, Ramones, Elton John, BB King, Carlos Santana, Patti Smith, Rolling Stones, Betty Davis, Neil Diamond, Bob Dylan, Fleetwood Mac, Tina Turner, Village People, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Willie Nelson, Stevie Nicks, Ozzy Osborn, Stevie Wonder, Neil Young and so many more. Chuck’s photographs capture the artists’ energy on stage and also, the rare vulnerable moments before and after performances. Each of his photos comes with a rich story (and Chuck loves to tell them)!
In his decades spanning career, Chuck’s dynamic work has been published in TIME, ROLLING STONE, NEWSWEEK, PEOPLE, BILLBOARD, PLAYBOY, VILLAGE VOICE and LOS ANGELES TIMES, to name a few. He’s also worked extensively in the entertainment industry, taking photographs for album cover art, publicity and marketing campaigns for the likes of RCA Records, Columbia, Epic, Warner Records, Capitol and many more.
After spending his early career in San Francisco and traveling the world, Chuck now lives and works in Los Angeles. With his extensive portfolio of (largely unseen) work, he’s in possession of a significant piece of rock ‘n’ roll history that he’s excited to share with the world.
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