Music, for me, is something that I can’t live without. Though I am not meant to be on stage performing, I need to be around it in some way. Being creative. My ears ringing with the anticipation of the next moment. Capturing it and preserving it. All of which has lead me to where I am today.

I started photographing bands when I graduated from college and have been doing it – and loving it – ever since.

I am located in Columbus, Ohio and am available for travel, tour and local work. I am as comfortable backstage as I am in front of the stage, mindful of boundaries and knowing how to get the shot without being too intrusive, all the while being discreet.

I’ve photographed musicians in multiple situations from portrait to live, embedded in full day all access coverage and tour work. I also work with festivals, such as Bunbury Music Festival and Riot Fest creating images and video for social media and internal use. Some past clients include Decibel Magazine, XXL , Guitar World and Revolver along with having my work appear in Spin, Total Guitar, Metal Hammer and Rocksound via my representatives at Retna UK.


Chris has been a huge asset to Bunbury Music Festival and all PromoWest venues – he’s like family!  We can always count on him; no matter the situation, to deliver one-of-a-kind, thoughtful and absolutely brilliant photos that capture not only the action, but the true magic of a live experience.

Megan Doster, Marketing Director
Promowest Productions

Joby Ford

A photo. We all do it. I really like a photo that isn’t planned. A photo that is an element of what you have to work with. Shooting with Chris was just that – whatever was around the club that night was what we had to work with. Inspired by your surroundings – rather than contrived… That’s what I liked best about Chris – finding the beauty in the things most don’t notice….

Joby Ford,The Bronx/Mariachi El Bronx

Bruce Kramer

Chris is as reliable and talented as they come. He approaches each and every assignment as it’s the biggest job he has ever been awarded. I have worked with him 25+ times and he always delivers, client and talents love working with him.

Bruce Kramer
Kramer Creative Group

Martin Popoff

Chris Casella’s inherent knowledge of rock stars and what makes them move the way they do becomes legion through his emotion-and motion-filled magical shots.

Martin Popoff
Author & Rock Historian

Kristine Ashton-Magnuson

Chris Casella is a talented and dedicated photographer who is always a pleasure to work with. In my experience, Chris has always gone above and beyond, offering advice and guidance in addition to providing exceptional photo coverage of music festivals and events.  Chris’ assistance was instrumental when I was putting together the talent escort team for the first annual Roast On The Range event in Columbus in 2014.

Kristine Ashton-Magnuson
Ashton-Magnuson Media