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John Scarpati

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"All my Swag" - Old Hollywood Light Co., Cramp Slash & Burn, Scarpati Studio

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"All my Swag" - Old Hollywood Light Co., Cramp Slash & Burn, Scarpati Studio

I really wanted to be a painter. I really wanted to be a rock star. Even before I completed studies at Pasadena’s Art Center College of Design, my career ended up giving me the chance to be neither of these things – and both.

I take photographs. Mostly of musicians.

It’s a pretty good life, for the most part. Assuming you don’t have any qualms about setting up cameras in a graveyard at midnight. Or being surrounded by 300 angry scorpions who don’t want to be in a studio. Or trying to keep a singer’s energy level up when she’s just come off a seven-month world tour with the worst case of dysentery in recorded history.

All in a day’s work.