"Thanks very much, I am most pleased with the photos.
They are quite something. They remind me of the only occasion
I saw Heart on TV in the late 70s, long before VCRs!"
Seven Oaks, Kent
I started shooting concerts as a hobby in 1972, The Rolling Stones Exile on Main Street tour was the first concert I photographed. I worked professionally from 1977 (first gig was Elvis Costello for CBS records) until 1989. Since 1972 I have photographed over 300 major rock acts including David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, Prince, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Queen, AC/DC, Pink Floyd, The Ramones, U2, Rush and Elton John.
Based in Montreal, I traveled throughout Canada and the US for photo sessions commissioned by WEA, CBS, Capitol, MCA, RCA and other major record labels. My photographs have appeared in more than 100 magazines, as well as CDs, DVDs, box sets, (including 3 photos in the Springsteen Ties that Bind, River box set) record label web sites, books, posters, concert programs, calendars, wine labels (AC/DC) gallery showings, and on record sleeves.
Click here to see a sample of Lawrence Kirsch's published work.
"My photography is objective," Kirsch says. "It records the nervous energy and the flash of rock music. The camera records the illusion created by the rock artist, the public image that often marks the insecurity and the tension."
"I was in the right place at the right time. People ask me how did you choose to be a rock & roll photographer? Well, I never did, really. It chose me. I was attending music concerts since 1970 and wanted to linger on long after the concert was over. So I picked up a camera and starting shooting photographs for friends and myself. In university I met a friend who had connections to CBS Records. She got me an interview and ultimately my first professional gig in 1977."
In 1989 I left the music photography business to pursue a career in advertising. This website was created to offer music fans both past and present a chance to own a bit of their past and rock and roll history. For the first time exclusive custom photographic prints are being offered for purchase. Many of these are unpublished and have never been seen before.
Over 300 music artists create the portfolio of rare and defining moments in rock and roll history. We invite you to surf and experience the energy of 17 years of documenting the best in rock music.
Quality Specifications for Signed Original Photographs
Archival Pigment Process
Archival Pigment prints are printed with archival pigment inks on archival Fine Art paper. They are produced from high resolution digital files and offer continuous tones, smooth transitions and a vibrant, true-to-life color range. The process originated in the late 1980s and is respected by fine art experts, world-renowned galleries and passionate collectors. Since the inception of this process, technological advancements have led to higher resolution prints, highly archival pigments and inks, and a more environmentally-friendly print process. Prints are produced on Hahnemuhle FineArt paper with matte and baryta finishes.
Archival Pigment prints may also be referred to as Inkjets, Iris prints or Giclées.
Cropping of the final photograph may be slightly different than the images displayed on this site.
Due to the various screen resolutions, colours, brightness, contrast and other display characteristics of monitors, printed photographs will be considerably sharper and more detailed than their corresponding screen images.
11" x 14" $600 US
These listed photograph prices are for the explicit personal use of the buyer only, and does not permit reproduction, on line or commercial usage of said photographs.
16" x 20" $800 US
20" x 24" $1000 US (NB: Not all photos are available as 20" x 24")
Shipping is extra, cost depending on final destination.
Our main clients for these photos are book and magazine publishers (Rolling Stone etc), record labels for reissues of artist‘s albums on vinyl, CDs & websites and tour merchandisers(Live Nation) such as concert programs, T-shirts and posters.
Private collectors usually order one or two custom printed signed photographs of their choice to have framed and hang in their homes or offices.
Please let us know if you have any questions, you can contact me Here.
Best, Lawrence Kirsch
"Thanks for the Dylan photograph and really great service."