Barry Brecheisen

You may not have heard of Barry Brecheisen, but you’ve seen his photos.

For years, Barry Brecheisen’s entertainment photography has appeared regularly in Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Playboy, US Weekly, Time, ESPN the Magazine, Newsweek, SPIN, the Chicago Tribune and dozens of other publications. Known first and foremost as a rock ’n’ roll photographer, Barry has shot Britney Spears, Paul McCartney, Madonna, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Bruce Springsteen — and practically every famous rock star who’s toured since 1997.

Barry’s live shots and portraits have appeared on MTV,, VH-1, and on episodes of VH-1 ‘Behind the Music.’ He’s photographed Michael Jordan, Charlie Trotter, Brooke Burke and Tommy Hilfiger, among other celebrities.

Currently a highly in-demand freelancer working out of Chicago, Barry was the photo editor at from 1998-2001. He served as the Lollapalooza tour photographer in 2004, as well as official photographer for ‘The Jenny Jones Show’ and as House of Blues house photographer. He’s been commissioned to work for Wendy’s, Home Depot, Target, American Express, the GRAMMY Foundation, and Ketchum Public Relations. He’s done exclusive music photography for the Mitch Schneider Organization, including Black Crowes guitarist Rich Robinson and deejay Paul Van Dyk, and worked as a still photographer on video shoots for DreamWorks Records and Interscope Records.

Just recently, Barry’s portrait photography of rock stars Ludacris, Chingy, Senses Fail and Jeff Tweedy appeared in Rolling Stone magazine. His nightlife and entertainment photography is also a weekly fixture in the Chicago Tribune’s Metromix section and the Tribune’s RedEye newspaper.

Every night of the week, Barry’s covering the coolest events, in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles and everywhere in between. Basically, Barry has the greatest job in the world. No, you can’t have it. But look at the images on this website, and you can see what it’s like.

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