Rising Stars: Meet Chris Vranian (VoyageLA.com)

Today we’d like to introduce you to Chris Vranian.

Hi Chris, so excited to have you on the platform. So before we get into questions about your work-life, maybe you can bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today?

I’ve always loved music photography and ended up making friends with some famous rock music photography legends in Los Angeles and saw an opportunity in 2000 and acted on it! I wanted to create a virtual art gallery that focuses on classic rock artists, which just happens to be my passion. I started with one photographer and grew from there. Early on, I realized there was a demand for licensing and landed an image of Jimmy Page as part of the Led Zeppelin album cover of “How The West Was Won” in 2003, that helped put Rock and Roll Gallery on the map. We have since been involved in several major books, album booklets, tour booklets and consulting. It’s fun, interesting and has opened many doors for me and put me in some privileged situations, not to mention pay some of the bills!

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?

Like anything, it has its challenges and you have to learn to adapt or die. Not having a physical gallery is a hindrance but with technology changing all the time, you have to keep moving and we have done that.

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?

The artist we represent captured the imagery of rock and roll and the culture surrounding it in a time that will never be repeated or have an equal. We specialize in the bands and artists that moved the needle and it is rewarding seeing it adorn people’s walls of their homes, offices and establishments like restaurants and venues.

Chris Vranian

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