Graphis had the opportunity to present the talented photographer, Jérôme Brunet in our Graphis Journal. Born in southern France and raised in Ontario, Canada, Brunet is an award-winning photographer whose shots of rock stars and musicians have delighted and awed many. His work has been published internationally in publications including Rolling Stone, Time, Vanity Fair, Popular Photography, Guitar World, and more. He has won various awards and nominations including Silver in the Graphis Photography Annual 2017. Some of his prestigious clients have been Leica, Nikon, Gibson, and Warner Bros. Records.
Among his concert photographs are rock legends such as the featured portrait of B.B. King (above), which won Gold in the Photography Annual 2012. In this photograph, he is able to capture King’s personality and passion for music, while also paying attention to the details and use of light to capture a special moment.
Additionally presented in the Journal is the above images of Bruce Springsteen (above, left) and Tedeschi Trucks Band (above, right).
In his informative Q&A, he talked about how he started his career, and how he got his first shot of B.B King. He describes how he snuck into the front row where the press was, and despite being noticed by Magnum photographer Guy Le Querrec, he was able to get his first shots of the musician.
Among his proudest achievements is his book, Into the Light, a collection of twenty years worth of his photography. Over his career, he’s been able to photograph people such as Eric Clapton, Slash, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen, Santana, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, U2, The Who, Pink Floyd, and The Rolling Stones. That’s a pretty incredible roster.