Jérôme Brunet (https://www.jeromebrunet.com/)has shot a veritable who’s who in the Blues, Rock, and Soul genres. Brunet’s award-winning photographs have been published internationally in Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, TIME, Billboard, Popular Photography, American Photo, Guitar World, Variety and The New York Times. Jérôme’s work is represented by galleries around the world and has also donated his work to numerous non-profit organizations, including: UNICEF, T.J. Martell Foundation and the Recording Academy’s MusiCares. Jérôme is based in Los Angeles and has just published a 20-year music retrospective titled: INTO THE LIGHT: The Music Photography of Jérôme Brunet.
LACP Interviews Jérôme Brunet
LACP asks Jérôme Brunet ten questions about his background, career in and beliefs about photography.
LACP: What kind of photographer are you?
Jérôme Brunet : Primarily a music photographer with a background in photojournalism. The goal is to capture soul.
LACP: How long have you been shooting?
JB: I’ve been shooting professionally for over twenty years now.
LACP: Where did you get your training?
JB: E.F.E.T. Photography college in Paris, France.
LACP: When did you know you wanted to devote your life to photography?
JB: In high school when I combined my two passions together: music & photography!
LACP: Did you ever come close to giving up?
LACP: Have you sacrificed anything by being a photographer?
JB: No, but make no mistake, it’s a long hard road!
LACP: What have you gained by being a photographer?
JB: Spending the last twenty years of my life with the greatest musicians on the planet.
LACP: What classes do you teach at LACP?
JB: Music, photojournalism and portrait photography.
LACP: What do you love most about teaching?
JB: Sharing my passion with students.
LACP: What advice would you give someone who is thinking about making a career in photography?
JB: Without passion existence is futile.