34. Griffin Lotz

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Griffin Lotz, who is both a music photographer and Assistant Photo Editor at Rolling Stone, knows great bands and even greater imaging practice. His photos contain a natural rawness to them, giving you a peek into a performer's personality on stage, that isn't always easy to do. He quotes Robert Capa on his Flickr account, saying, "If your photographs aren't good enough, you're not close enough." He can consider that lesson learned.