About – greg C photography is owned and operated by Greg Cristman, a/k/a Greg C, a New York City based concert and event photographer. Greg has been taking concert photos since 1971 when he first shot Frank Zappa & The Mothers at Stony Brook University.
Over the years Greg’s photos have been used on album covers, t-shirts, posters, buttons, advertisements, DVD’s, books, TV shows and movies as well as in Rolling Stone, Crawdaddy, New York Times, NY Daily News, Village Voice, Wall Street Journal, The Washington Times, Newsday, Time Out, DownBeat, Musik Express, Metal Hammer, Terrorizer, Decibel, Culture Asylum, Brooklyn Vegan, Pitchfork, Stereogum, ProSound News, Joonbug, Guitar Connoisseur, Invisible Oranges, JamBase, BV Austin, BV Chicago, doNYC, Cvlt Nation, Atmostfear Entertainment, Blogcritics, Seattle PI, The Bone Reader, Next Mosh, Horns Up Rocks, NYC Taper, Re-Gen Magazine, HiFi Cartel, Brainwashed, All Things Go and many other magazines, newspapers, websites and fanzines. Greg is currently the Photo Editor at Invisible Oranges and Assistant Photo Editor at BrooklynVegan and Staff Photographer for BrooklynVegan, Invisible Oranges and Terrorizer. He’s photographed and designed several album covers the latest being Little Annie & Paul Wallfisch’s Genderful which was released in May 2010 on Southern Records. His photographs have also appeared on many recordings including Blackburner’s Planet Earth Attack released in 2012 on Cleopatra Records, Blood Ceremony’s The Eldritch Dark released in 2013 on Rise Above/Metal Blade Records, Nader Sadek’s Living Flesh on Weinerworld Records released in 2013, Controlled Bleeding’s Larva Lumps and Baby Bumps in 2016 on Artoffact/Storming the Base Records, The Microscopic Septet’s Been Up So Long It Looks Like Down To Me: The Micros Play The Blues in 2017 and, most recently, the Celebrate Ornette Coleman Boxset (“Celebrate Ornette Concert at Prospect Park Brooklyn and the Ornette Coleman Memorial at The Riverside Church, New York showcasing a stunning roster of players and musicians including the late great Ornette Coleman”) in 2017 on Song X Records.
Greg has always been involved in some facet of the music industry from running his own fanzine, Task, to being a Stage Manager working with many international level acts including Peter Gabriel, Hot Tuna, Bob Seger, Charlie Daniels, Renaissance, Billy Joel, McGuinn, Clarke & Hillman, Outlaws, Boston, Liv Taylor, Sea Level, Woody Herman, Art Garfunkel, Pure Prairie League, Rick Derringer and The Dictators. Greg was also the original bassist of hardcore band Fatal Vision (Unsound) and has performed several times with the power electronics group Due Process. He has also done concert and record reviews for several magazines and fanzines and owns a massive music collection of over 11,000 physical recordings.
Thousands of bands have been photographed by Greg including A Place To Bury Strangers, AC/DC, Ace Frehley, Acid Mothers Temple, Agalloch, Agnostic Front, Alcest, Alice Cooper, Alice In Chains, Allen Toussaint, Allman Brothers Band, Altar (sunn O))) & Boris), Amon Amarth, …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, Andrew Liles, Angry Samoans, Animal Collective, Anthrax, Antony Hegarty, Arcade Fire, As I Lay Dying, Asking Alexandria, At The Drive-In, At The Gates, Bad Brains, The Beach Boys, Behemoth, The Besnard Lakes, Beyonce, Big Black, Big Business, Billy Idol, Black Label Society, Black Sabbath, Boduf Songs, Bon Iver, Boris, Boyd Rice, Brian Auger, Brian Wilson, Bruce Springsteen, Bryan Ferry, Bush Tetras, Butthole Surfers, Buzzcocks, BXI (Ian Astbury & Boris), Camper Van Beethoven, Chaka Khan, Charlemagne Palestine, Charles Lloyd, Cheap Trick, Chick Corea, Children Of Bodom, Chris & Cosey, Chuck D, The Church, Cibo Matto, The Clientele, Clutch, Cold Cave, Cold War Kids, Colin Potter, Converge, Courtney Love, Cracker, Crass, Culture Club, The Damned, Darlene Love, David Crosby, David Johansen, Dead & Company (Grateful Dead), The Decemberists, Deep Purple, Depeche Mode, The Descendents, Devendra Banhart, Devo, Diamanda Galás, Die Kreuzen, Dimmu Borgir, Dinosaur Jr., Dirty Projectors, Down, Dresden Dolls, Dr. John The Night Tripper, Drive-By Truckers, Drive Like Jehu, Duran Duran, Earth, Earth, Wind & Fire, Echo & The Bunnymen, Edward Ka-Spel & The Legendary Pink Dots, Edgar Winter, Einsturzende Neubauten, Elvis Costello, The English Beat, Enslaved, Erykah Badu, The Ex, Faust, Field Music, The Flaming Lips, Flash, Fleetwood Mac, Flying Lotus, Frank Ocean, Frank Zappa & The Mothers, Front 242, Front Line Assembly, G.B.H., Garbage, Gary Burton, Gary Numan, Gaz Coombes, Genesis, George Clinton Parliament Funkadelic, Ghost, Ghostface Killah, Ginger Baker, Girlschool, Glenn Branca, Godflesh, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Gorguts, Grace Jones, Graham Parker & The Rumour, Grails, Grave, Green Day, Gregg Allman Band, Grinderman, Guided By Voices, GusGus, Hall & Oates, Harold Budd, Hawkwind, Herbie Hancock, High On Fire, The Hives, The Hold Steady, Hot Chip, Hot Tuna, House of Pain, Hüsker Dü, Ian Anderson, Ian Hunter, Ice Cube, Iggy & The Stooges, Immolation, Immortal, Interpol, Iron Maiden, Jack White, James Chance & The Contortions, Jane’s Addiction, Janelle Monae, Jefferson Starship, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Joe Jackson, John Cale, John Carpenter, John Fogerty, John Lydon, Johnny Marr, Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers, Johnny Winter, Jonathan Richman, Judas Priest, Juliana Hatfield, Justin Bieber, Katatonia, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Kid Koala, Killing Joke, King Diamond, Kings of Leon, The Kinks, KMFDM, Kraftwerk, Krallice, Kyuss, Laibach, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Les Savy Fav, Little Annie, Living Colour, LL Cool J, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Lou Reed, Lupe Fiasco, Lush, Lustmord, Magma, Manic Street Preachers, Marduk, Marilyn Manson, Marissa Nadler, Master Musicians Of Bukkake, Mastodon, Matmos, Mayhem, McCoy Tyner, Meat Beat Manifesto, Meat Puppets, Grandmaster Melle Mel, Melvins, Mercury Rev, Metallica, Metric, The Microscopic Septet, Midnight Oil, Miley Cyrus, Ministry, Miquel, Monster Magnet, Moritz Von Oswald Trio, Motorhead, Mudhoney, Muse, My Morning Jacket, Nachtmystium, Nadja, Naked Raygun, Napalm Death, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Neko Case, Neurosis, New Pornographers, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Nick Lowe, Nile Rodgers and Chic, Nine Inch Nails, NON, Odd Future, Om, Opeth, The Orb, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Ornette Coleman, Panda Bear, Pat Benatar, Patti Smith Group, Paul Simon, Paul Weller, Pavement, Pentagram, Pet Shop Boys, Phil Lesh, Philip Glass Ensemble, Philip Selway, Phoenix, Pink Floyd, The Pixies, Polvo, The Pop Group, Portal, Primal Scream, Primus, Prophets Of Rage, Psychedelic Furs, Psychic TV, Public Enemy, Public Image Ltd, Pulp, Queensrÿche, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Rancid, Raquel Castro, Ra Ra Riot, Residents, Richard Pinhas, Richard Thompson, Ride, Robert Fripp, Robert Plant, Robin Trower, Robyn Hitchcock, Rocket From The Tombs, Rodriguez, Roger Waters, Roky Erickson, Ron Carter, The Roots, Roscoe Mitchell, Roswell Rudd, Rory Gallagher, Rush, Rusted Root, Saint Etienne, Santana, Scientists, Scorpions, Scratch Acid, Selena Gomez, Shaggy, Sharon Van Etten, The Shins, Shonen Knife, Sigur Rós, Silver Apples, Skinny Puppy, Slash, Slayer, Sleater-Kinney, Sleep, Slick Rick, Slipknot, Sloan, Smashing Pumpkins, Snoop Dogg, Sonic Youth, Soul Asylum, Soundgarden, The Specials, Spiritualized, Squarepusher, Squeeze, Stars Of The Lid, Steel Panther, Steely Dan, Steve Reich And Musicians, Steve Winwood, Steven Stapleton (Nurse With Wound), Steven Wilson, Stevie Wonder, Strawbs, The Strokes, The Subhumans, Suicidal Tendencies, Suicide, Sunn O))), Sun Ra Arkestra, Super Furry Animals, Swans, The Sword, Taj Mahal, Tangerine Dream, Television, Testament, Theophilus London, Throbbing Gristle, Todd Rundgren, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Tony Conrad, Torche, Traffic, Trap Them, Tricky, tUnE-yArDs, TV On The Radio, Twisted Sister, U2, Underworld, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Vampire Weekend, Van Halen, Venom, Voivod, Wadada Leo Smith, The Wailers, The Walkmen, Watain, Weedeater, The Who, Wilco, Winter, Wire, Wiz Khalifa, Wolf Eyes, Wolves In The Throne Room, Wonder Girls, Wovenhand, X, Yeasayer, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Yes, Yob, Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band, ZZ Top and many, many more.
(Bands without hyperlinks are either older digital files that haven’t been uploaded yet or even older film photos that still have to be scanned and uploaded.)
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