May 25, 2021
Jay Blakesberg is a commercial music photographer and filmmaker who has been keeping a record of the alternative and rock and roll music scenes since the 1970s. His work has been featured in hundreds of magazines including Time, Rolling Stone, and Vanity Fair; he has shot magazine covers, record covers and art, music videos, and live performance videos. In addition, he has documented the Grateful Dead and their subsequent incarnations. He has published numerous of his own books, as well as those of other photographers and artists, through his publishing company Rock Out Books. Jay currently resides in San Francisco and is dad to Ricki.