It’s not something that fans often think about, but popular music artists and performers are photographed just about constantly, and for many of them it’s important that these photographs be of very high quality. Part of being a celebrity and/or performer is about image, which is why there are entire photography-based businesses that aim at portraying artists in a flattering and exciting manner. Whether these artists are performing huge shows at major arenas, singing songs at half time of sporting events, or even working private events through an intermediary like the MN2S booking agency, they are photographed just about everywhere they go. So who are some of the artists most recognized for being particularly photogenic? Consider some of the following.
Lady Gaga – No conversation on celebrity image would be complete without mentioning Lady Gaga. And, while she is seen by many as someone who tries a bit too hard when it comes to establishing a unique image, Lady Gaga certainly creates some original and stunning images. But in her seeming effort to be the modern era‚ like Madonna, image is very important to Lady Gaga, so it is crucial that she be photographed and portrayed well.
Brandon Flowers – The famous lead singer of The Killers is known not only for his musical talents, but also as something of a leader in fashion. This is another instance in which it is important for an artist to be photographed often and well, as Flowers‚ his image has become nearly as famous as his music in some circles.
Green Day - Known in part for their unique style, but also for their high-energy performances, Green Day is also portrayed in images that not only set them apart, but help to define who they are. This is certainly a good example of a band that is very visually recognizable.
Kiss – Going back a few years, is there any musical group artist that benefitted more from a widely spread image than Kiss? At least now, years after their height of popularity, Kiss is probably better known now for its unique outfits and painted faces than for its music! Regardless, however, this image has greatly boosted the band’s popularity for years.
The list goes on and on. There are countless iconic images of star artists and groups from The Beatles, to Johnny Cash, to Eminem, with many in between. Stars like Andre Benjamin and Kanye West make a point of demonstrating familiarity with high fashion, and others like Nicki Minaj and Kesha, try to create entire new styles on their own. In all of these cases, photography and image distribution are vital concerns for musicians and stars.