One of the world’s most esteemed celebrity photographers, Kevin Mazur has created iconic images of such artists as Michael Jackson, Madonna, David Bowie, and Nirvana. Over the past 25 years he's published his work in countless magazines, books, exhibitions, and ad campaigns and seen his photography featured on the covers of albums by legends like Bob Dylan.
Born in Brooklyn and raised on Long Island, Mazur got his start in photography by sneaking his camera into rock concerts and shooting from the crowd. While still in his teens, he sold a live shot of Billy Joel to People and began building his name as an in-demand rock-and-roll photographer. Known for his deftness in capturing the kinetic energy of live performance, Mazur soon landed a job as a staff photographer for Rolling Stone without ever assembling a portfolio.
Through his electrifying live photography for Rolling Stone and the elegant portraiture of his freelance work, Mazur won the admiration of many of music's biggest stars. Invited on tour with The Rolling Stones in the late '80s, Mazur quickly became the preferred concert photographer for such artists as U2, Elton John, Prince, and Sting. He’s also helped document rock-and-roll history by serving as official photographer for the likes of the MTV Video Music Awards and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s annual induction ceremony.
In 2001, Mazur expanded his role in the photography world by co-founding WireImage, a digital photographic press agency and wire service that delivers professionally licensed images to media across the globe. Known for its roster of accomplished photographers with exceptional clout in the entertainment industry, WireImage provides media outlets with real-time photos from award ceremonies, premieres, festivals, and other major film, TV, and music events.
Still a prolific rock photographer - whose recent output extends to pop superstars like Beyoncé, Rihanna, and Lady Gaga - Mazur is also currently cultivating his work as a portrait photographer for both celebrities and non-celebs.