John Raptis has been photographing the live Rock scene in Melbourne, Australia for close to ten years. His visceral sense and keen eye to capture some of the most high energy international acts have seen him in the photo pits of such artists as Metallica, Black Sabbath, KISS, Slipknot, Marilyn Manson, to name but a very few.
John’s work can be seen in a slew of local and international magazines as well as appearing in the New York Times best selling autobiography by KISS’ Ace Frehley.
John has toured with and photographed exclusively as the tour photographer for Ace Frehley, Motorhead, Seether, Uriah Heep and the like.
John is a passionate photographer and one of the first on call by many Rock promoters who utilise both John’s services and skill set.