If a band has played Philadelphia in the past four decades, Scott Weiner has photographed them. That’s from Aerosmith to ZZ Top—and everyone in between.
His experience and creativity have made him one of the most sought-after music photographers not only in the Philadelphia, but across the United States.
Scott’s work has been published in Creem, Entertainment Weekly, Newsweek, Playboy, People, Rolling Stone, Monday Morning Quarterback, Time, and a host of international publications. He was Newsweek magazine’s photographer for Live Aid and was the staff photographer for the Live 8 concert. In addition, his photographs have been published in countless books, newspapers, and websites, used on TV shows, and have been used for albums by Paul Simon among others.
Scott’s career began serendipitously. During his last semester at Temple University, in 1976, he took a photograph of Leon Russell at Philadelphia’s legendary Spectrum concert venue. That photograph was published in the Philadelphia Inquirer and Scott was off and running—and rocking.
Leon Russell was on A & M Records and the label asked if Scott had additional images of the musician that they could use. That led to Scott becoming the local photographer for not only A & M, but other labels as well.
And with that, Scott was photographing some of the most significant artists of the decades to come.
Soon after, Scott became affiliated with the Retna photo agency and his photographs began being syndicated across the world, which continues to this day. Scott is currently represented by the wire service MediaPunch.
Scott also has had a significant career as a public relations photographer and in that capacity has worked for agencies, non-profit organizations, and companies throughout Greater Philadelphia and the tri-state area. In doing so, Scott has become a noted photographer of actors, authors, sports figures, presidents, and even a pope.
Scott has been featured in exhibitions in New York and Philadelphia.
His signed and limited edition music photography prints are exclusively available at rockandrollscene.net.
U2 at Philadelphia’s Bijou Café, 1980 © Scott Weiner
Elton John performing at Wells Fargo Center 2013© Scott Weiner
5 Seconds of Summer with a customized Philadelphia pretzel, 2014 © Scott Weiner
President Trump departs Air Force One for the first time as President during a visit to Philadelphia, 1-26-2017 © Scott Weiner