portrait of Alex Solca

This whole photo journey got started a while ago when one day I casually asked my mom to borrow her camera....those where the days when, as a young teenager, I didn't have a clear idea about what I could do with my life. I always loved rock music and the idea of combining photography with music sounded like the best way to have a lot of fun guaranteed, since I was going to a lot of shows anyway. So I started to bring my camera to shows and slowly built my portfolio mostly with photographs of metal bands. Saxon, Venom, Accept, Motorhead... those photos got me my first published work in the coolest metal magazines worldwide. Later on, I had a chance to branch out and work for pop publications as well. Living in Los Angeles, the music capital of the world, I've been able to work for a lot of artists (Journey, Dio, Alice Cooper, Fates Warning, King Diamond, Mercyful Fate, Vasco Rossi, Glenn Hughes, Jeff Blades, Jeff Scott Soto, Danzig, Lee Rocker, Reo Speedwagon, Machine Head,Tower of Power, B'Z, Skinlab, Gotthard, Dave Weckl, Kyuss, Christopher Cross…) and so far I've managed to get my photos on more than 100 CD covers. I also enjoy working for record companies , local bands, and companies like Tama, Ibanez, LP, Meinl, ESP, DW, Mapex, Zildjian, Remo, Paiste, Aquarian etc. On top of that, I get to see and shoot tons of shows.... Even though I enjoy a good reputation as a music photographer, I also shoot headshots, models, parties, corporate events etc. This site is mostly about photos of musicians but if you are interested I can provide sample of my "other" photography. Thanks for your interest!