Robert John (photographer)

Robert John (born on November 10, 1961 in Birmingham, Alabama) is an American music photographer. He was the primary photographer for the hard rock band Guns N' Roses for almost two decades.


Born in Birmingham, Alabama on November 10, 1961, John moved to California with his parents when he was three years old. In his youth, he had a racing career that ended after an injury to his back and the death of his father.

In 1982, John started as a professional photographer in the music industry by shooting W.A.S.P., London, LA Guns and Hollywood Rose. When the latter became Guns N' Roses, John worked with them and became their exclusive photographer when the band was signed to Geffen Records.[1] Currently he is staff photographer at Twisted South Magazine and Evel Knievel Enterprises.

In 2003, John sued Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose for breach of contract over photos that John had been taking of the band since 1985.[2] He later established an online video channel dedicated to the band.

In 2014 , John married his wife Lori Moody, born and raised in Downey, Ca. He has two step sons; Kenny And Christian Perez .[1]



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  1. ^ a b "Photographer ROBERT JOHN Comments On GUNS N' ROSES 'Home Movies' Channel". Blabbermouth. December 3, 2008. Retrieved February 26, 2015.
  2. ^ "Longtime GUNS N' ROSES Photographer Sues AXL ROSE For Failing To Honor Contract". Blabbermouth. May 4, 2003. Retrieved February 26, 2015.
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