Stage 7, Booth 304
Richard Upper started taking photos at age 14. He wanted to photograph the Rock and Roll scene from the very begining. Around age 15 he began shooting concerts and shot just about every concert that came to town. He had his first album cover at 16, Steve Miller’s “Rock Love, at 17 his photographs where used on a Santana Live cover, at 18 he did a tour booklet on the Rolling Stones. Trips to Los Angeles meant the chance to shoot artists like The Rolling Stones at the Forum. At age 19, he moved to L.A., where he was hired by a number of record companies to document their artists’ concerts. He was immediately thrust into the concert scene, photographing bands for all the labels. In 1974 he became the tour photographer for Rod Stewart & The Faces.