About Michael Weintrob

Since the beginning of his career Michael Weintrob has been photographing musicians in live, studio and location settings for a range of magazines, record labels and corporate clients. He has shot thousands of artists, mastering the art of telling stories and expressing emotion through his camera.

He’s served as house photographer for Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Ascend Amphitheater, the Newport Jazz Festival, the Newport Folk Festival, the Barcelona Jazz Festival and the Bluegrass Underground. His work has been on exhibit in Spain, sponsored by the US State Department, the North Sea Jazz Festival, Oz Arts Nashville, the Parthenon Nashville and at celebratory pop-up gallery parties during the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. He has also spearheaded numerous fund-raising efforts for musical causes.

His passion project INSTRUMENTHEAD has been in development for over 20 years. During the 2020 pandemic, he launched the INSTRUMENTHEAD LIVE streaming concert series from his studio to raise funds for out of work musicians. He currently lives and works in Nashville.


Erica Dudas

The New Orleans Musicians Assistance Foundation

“It was such a wonderful pleasure to work with Michael Weintrob Photography. His work transcends the run-of-the-mill music photography and transforms it into a visceral experience.”

Hernann Kewitz

IWGA, International World Games Association

“Michael Weintrob did am amazing job when working for the IWGA at The World Games 2013 in Cali/Colombia. As our official photographer he created the campaign “I am The World Games” which put our athletes not only on focus. Michael’s photos showcased them as real superstars. Which they are in their sport!”

Brandy Wood

Marketing Manager WBGO Jazz 88.3 FM

“I have hired Michael for performance and event photography. Not only is he a wonderfully positive person to work with, but his ideas and perspectives are always exciting and present opportunity. And, of course, his work is gorgeous!”

Thomas Hutchinson


“Michael has one of the best eyes in the business. We use him to show the faces of folks enjoying BRANDS in our event work. Always helpful with recommendations, he is punctual, tireless, creative beyond belief and delivers the knockout work one would expect from a world class professional.”

Peter Shapiro

Concert Promoter

“There are a lot of great photographers who can capture “the moment”, that moment when magic happens on-stage….the moment that slips by in reality all too quickly. Michael Weintrob is one of those photographers but he is also more. He brings a new approach and new ideas to how to capture musicians in a way where their soul shines through, often in a way that doesn’t come through during the best jam session on-stage. It’s Michael’s ability to capture their inner spirit off-stage that separates him from others, and makes him one of the best music photographers of his generation.”