Drew Gurian is a New York City based portrait photographer, specializing in the music and entertainment industries. He has spent the last ten years traveling the World with his camera, is accustomed to working with productions of all sizes, and once shot a studio portrait of a major rock band in eighteen seconds.
Drew has photographed for musicians, labels, festivals, editorial publications and ad agencies, and has shot over 300 artists on and off-stage, in-studio, and on-tour throughout his career.
He got his start in the industry traveling the world with World-renowned photographer, Joe McNally for five years, as his First Assistant and right-hand man. Logging over 400K airline miles, he assisted Joe with client shoots, workshops and conferences around the world, working with tens of thousands of people.
In 2010 Drew began speaking publicly at conferences, in webinars, and teaching his own workshops in the USA, Asia and the Middle East. Always eager to share knowledge, his professional openness and mentoring style has been recognized by colleagues and the community and has made him an valuable asset to understanding photography from a behind-the-scenes perspective.
Drew Gurian holds a BFA from Kutztown University, and his clients include: Rolling Stone, The New York Times, Red Bull, and The Associated Press. His work has also been published in PDN, Billboard, Bass Player, Kerrang!, USA Today, and in numerous other domestic and international publications as a contracted photographer for the Associated Press.
Photo by Jason Ryan