Salute to Our PhotographersMay 18, 2011
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Who We Are
We love great photography. A great photograph captures a mere fraction of a second in time. That great moment when the eye, the mind and the heart combine. From the iconic to the never-before-seen archives we’re discovering every day. A great photo should capture the attitude, the soul and the mind of a great moment.
Part of our mission is to preserve these great moments. We remember where we were and what we were doing when they happened. Our photographers spend their lives covering great moments in music, sports, fashion, Hollywood, and the performing arts. And like those great personalities, each of our photographs speaks in its own voice. Loud, defiant, quiet, unassuming. It should be simple, but we know it isn’t. That’s why we created Rock Paper Photo.
Take a look around. Discover new artists. Our archive traces the cultural history of the last century and the leading personalities who defined it.
Share these moments with your friends and make them your own. Each of our prints comes to life with a complete history and the stories we’ve collected from our photographers. But our work is more about what the artist means to you and what memories of them you share with the people in your life.
We collect these images so that you can as well. Now that so many of these great images are available to us in the digital age, we are adding it to our mission to protect the fine art of museum quality limited-edition prints for little-seen and one of a kind photographs—signed, sealed, delivered. Build your collection with us and grow it over the years. We are fanatical about print. We have a favorite shade of grey. And we want you to see it. Because we love great photography.
Rock Paper Photo was created to fill a void in the market. Many photographers go unrepresented, their work goes unseen and it is a challenge for avid collectors to locate them and their work. Visionary and creative force Guy Oseary recognized this deficiency in his own search for exceptional images. A collector for many years and a photographer himself, he was constantly searching for great photography but was frustrated that there was no one single comprehensive space to look.
Oseary first discussed the concept with Live Nation CEO/President Michael Rapino over dinner a few years ago. The two shared a vision of creating the quintessential gallery, online, where collectors as well as fans can go to discover photographers, browse and collect fine art, and connect with their favorite artists. In 2010, the two decided to launch the venture. The result in 2011: a ground-breaking new business, Rock Paper Photo, developed in partnership by Guy Oseary and Live Nation.
Guy Oseary, the co-founder of Rock Paper Photo, began his career in the music business as an A&R man. A few short years later he became the head of Maverick Records. Oseary moved on to produce television shows and films including the Twilight films. He currently manages the career of Madonna and has worked closely with her for over two decades, while continuing to build brands. He has published two acclaimed photography books of Madonna on tour. Over the years, Oseary has amassed a personal collection of hundreds of iconic photographs. The frustration he encountered putting his collection together inspired him to create Rock Paper Photo. The ultimate online gallery has assembled some of the most historic moments ever captured on film and provides a haven for fans and collectors just like him.
Live Nation Entertainment is the world’s leading live entertainment and eCommerce company, comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster.com, Live Nation Concerts, Front Line Management Group and Live Nation Network. Ticketmaster.com is the global event ticketing leader and one of the world’s top five eCommerce sites, with over 26 million monthly unique visitors. Live Nation Concerts produces over 20,000 shows annually for more than 2,000 artists globally. Front Line is the world’s top artist management company, representing over 250 artists. These businesses power Live Nation Network, the leading provider of entertainment marketing solutions, enabling over 800 advertisers to tap into the 200 million consumers Live Nation delivers annually through its live event and digital platforms.