Project Description

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In the rock n’ roll business for more than 40 years, photographer Neil Zlozower has watched more than his fair share of rising stars from behind the camera.

Having spent time with the likes of Motley Crue, Ratt and Van Halen, as they made their way to the top of the charts, “Zloz” got to know the behind-the-music business of rock long before VH1. Beginning his career as a glorified fan, Zlozower has gone on to become one of the most sought-after photographers in the biz.

Talking rock n’ roll with Zloz is like discussing tan lines with Hugh Hefner or escort services with Charlie Sheen. During the course of this conversation Zloz was bombarded with calls concerning a magazine cover featuring Korn that he’d just taken for a guitar magazine, an assignment that will have him shooting Alice Cooper for his latest, a producer from VH1 regarding a “Behind the Music” special on Bon Jovi and a call from one of the guys in Laidlaw.

Obviously being a rock n’ roll photographer keeps him busy, but being “Zloz” is a full-time job. He shoots who he digs, so working with Zloz is not just working with a pro, it’s an official rock n’ roll endorsement. In his own way, he’s become as much of a Hollywood legend as the bands he’s worked with.

Zloz took a few minutes out of his busy day to sit down with the DLR Army and talk shop. From MTV to Van Halen’s early days on the Sunset Strip, Zloz pulls no punches.

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