Robert John (photographer)
Born in Birmingham, Alabama on November 10, 1961, John moved to California with his parents when he was three years old. In his youth, he had a racing career that ended after an injury to his back and the death of his father.
In 1982, John started as a professional photographer in the music industry by shooting W.A.S.P., London, LA Guns and Hollywood Rose. When the latter became Guns N' Roses, John worked with them and became their exclusive photographer when the band was signed to Geffen Records. Currently he is staff photographer at Twisted South Magazine and Evel Knievel Enterprises.
In 2003, John sued Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose for breach of contract over photos that John had been taking of the band since 1985. He later established an online video channel dedicated to the band.
- Alice Cooper
- Eric Clapton
- Ozzy Osbourne
- Elton John
- Backstreet Boys
- The Rolling Stones
- The Cult
- Jane's Addiction
- Faith No More
- Marilyn Manson
- LA Guns
- Guns N' Roses (originally photographed them as Hollywood Rose)
- became the band's exclusive photographer when the band signed to Geffen Records
- authored one book entitled Guns N' Roses: The Photographic History
- photography appears in a Guns N' Roses pinball machine
- appeared in:
- featured on TV in:
- "Photographer ROBERT JOHN Comments On GUNS N' ROSES 'Home Movies' Channel". Blabbermouth. December 3, 2008. Retrieved February 26, 2015.
- "Longtime GUNS N' ROSES Photographer Sues AXL ROSE For Failing To Honor Contract". Blabbermouth. May 4, 2003. Retrieved February 26, 2015.
- Further reading
- John, Robert (1993). Guns N' Roses: The Photographic History. Little, Brown & Company. ISBN 0-316-46695-6.
- Slash; Anthony Bozza (2007). Slash. HarperCollins. ISBN 978-0-00-725775-1.
- Canter, Marc (2007). Reckless Road: Guns N' Roses and The Making of Appetite for Destruction. www.recklessroad.com . ISBN 978-0-9793418-7-8. External link in
- Wall, Mick (2007). W.A.R.:The Unauthorized Biography of William Axl Rose. St. Martin's Press. ISBN 978-0-312-37767-0.