TOP MUSIC PHOTOGRAPHER
Ross William Halfin is one of the world's top music photographers. Having shot bands such as Led Zeppelin, Rush, The Police, Def Leppard, Iron Maiden, AC/DC, Black Sabbath, Aerosmith, Guns N' Roses, Metallica, The Who, Rob Zombie, Pantera, ZZ Top and KISS, Halfin's images are widely published in magazines, newspapers and books.
Halfin began his career as a freelance photographer for Sounds Magazine in the 1970s, where he befriended upcoming Heavy Metal acts like Def Leppard and Iron Maiden, who he would go on to photograph extensively. Halfin continued his career shooting for many years for UK rock magazine Kerrang! and other high-profile UK magazines such as Q, Mojo, Classic Rock and many others around the world. His former assistant on Kerrang!, Scarlet Page, is now one of their top photographers. Scarlet Page's father, Jimmy Page, was frequently photographed by Halfin in the 1970s as a member of Led Zeppelin.
From Ross's site:
The first time I shot them was in Chicago 1979 on the 'Dynasty' tour. I took quite a famous picture of the drum kit high up with Paul Stanley underneath. The tour manager wanted to give us wanker passes for the show which obviously didn't work.
I shot the show from the audience. I shot them again the next year at Stafford Bingley Hall. Kiss' big comeback tour to England. Also in Europe where Iron Maiden supported them...shot them quite a lot after that in the 80s: Texas, on the 'Creatures of the Night' tour with Vinnie Vincent and on probably every tour after that. Paul and Gene are always very nice, apart from Gene's predilection for talking to me in a really bad Dick Van Dyke cockney accent.