12. Andy Barron
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Andy Barron met Chad Butler of Switchfoot at In-N-Out Burger after one of their concerts, which he had photographed. He offered to send Chad the photos, they kept in touch, and now he's been their official concert photographer and friend for many years. His stunning on and off stage photos of Switchfoot impressed bands like The Jonas Brothers, Mumford and Sons, Paramore, and Foster the People, who he has since photographed. Andy's work is striking for the simple reason that he understands light and movement better than most photographers in general, making every show look like it was the greatest night on Earth, time and time again.