Sidebeat Music – Rock / Metal Music Photographer Jeremy Saffer

Music Photographer Jeremy Saffer shoots rock band New Years Day at Photo Film Stage in Glendale, California, for the cover and layout for New Years Day’s new record.
Members of New Years Day: Ashley Costello, Adam Lohrbach, Russell Dixon, Anthony Barro, and Jake Jones.

New Years Day by Jeremy Saffer
New Years Day by Jeremy Saffer

New Years Day is a dark rock band with Ashley Costello female vocalist. The band is heading out to their world tour.

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Jeremy Saffer began making the rounds within the magazine world, publishing his work under the banners of such varied publications as Metal Maniacs, AMP and Outburn. Saffer has blazed his own trail, working with artists and models from all across the musical spectrum. From My Chemical Romance, Jeffree Star, and A Day to Remember, to Megadeth, The Misfits and Hatebreed … all have spent time behind Jeremy’s watchful eye and steady hand at one point or another. Jeremy establishes relationships with his subjects; he has earned the trust and respect of his peers via his attention to detail, and an unerring work ethic which can only result from years of hard work.

Recent years have seen a flurry of activity from the Western Mass native. Whether it’s organizing his own seminars and workshops, or releasing his acclaimed Bring the Noise collection of band photography.The immediate future holds even more possibility for Jeremy, with an imminent and highly anticipated collection of Corpse Painted Nude photography set to turn the rock photography world on its ear, and even more surprises lurking around the corner.

Saffer is known to offer photography seminars on both the west and east coast. His seminars focus on portrait work with musicians and cover the entire process—from setting up the photo shoot, scouting locations, posing, different types of lighting and lighting equipment for different situations, shooting endorsements, promotional images, CD layouts, and magazine layouts, to walking attendees through the process of what to do post-shoot, invoicing, getting repeat business, and even how to price yourself. Many other business aspects of being a professional photographer within the music industry are discussed.

Saffer also shoots for various magazines including Revolver, Hails & Horns, Amp, Decibel, Alternative Pre3ss, OutBurn, to name a few.

Although Saffer is known for shooting bands in concert, he has gotten more into portraiture work the last 6 to 7 years. Celebrities include Robert England, Gary Bussey, Danny Trejo, to name a few.


One thing is certain: whatever does wait for Jeremy Saffer out there in the shadows…odds are pretty good that he’s going to shoot it.

Jeremy Saffer
Jeremy Saffer

Sample Jeremy Saffer Photos:

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You might remember Ash Costello from Jeremy Saffer’s book Till Death – a Guild to Love and Loss

Saffer’s advice: Just Never Quit!

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