Louis Raphael is a San Francisco-based freelance photographer that specializes in live music photography. As a youngster, Raphael was captivated by the simple magic of taking candid Polaroids of family and friends. This sprouted into a full-fledged passion as he entered his early adulthood and began taking film photography classes at Santa Monica Community College. It was at that time that Raphael gained local attention via public exhibitions, where he projected his work across commercial buildings in Downtown Los Angeles via an old Kodak carousel slide projector.

His passion has recently been rekindled, and today, Raphael offers a focus on live music photography. Raphael’s work is regularly featured in Getty images | iStock, where his images are currently available for licensing and download. He's been published in the SF Weekly, SF Gate, Examiner, AXS  as well as numerous international publications.