The Photography of Light of Day

“In the Light”


From January 4th through February 2nd
Opening Party on January 18th
5PM to 7PM


  • Danny Clinch
  • Debra L. Rothenberg
  • John Cavanaugh
  • John Posada
  • Kristen Driscoll
  • Kyra Kverno
  • Mark Weiss
  • Mike Black

On Saturday, January 18, 2013, art629 Gallery,, located at 629 Cookman Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ, will host an opening party featuring the photographic work of past light of day festivals by the sanctioned Light of Day photographers, Danny Clinch, Debra L. Rothenberg, John Cavanaugh, John Posada, Kristen Driscoll, Kyra Kverno, MarkWeiss and Mike Black.

The exhibit, titled “In the Light”, will be a showcase of eight photographers, officially sanctioned by the Light of Day Foundation, and their photographs documenting past Light of Day Festivals. This will be the first time that there has been a public exhibition of this type where all of the photographers will be featured in one showing. The exhibit will have a preview for the public during Asbury Park’s “First Night” event on Saturday, January 4th, from 7-10 PM. The official opening reception for the artists will be on January 18th between the hours of 5 and 7PM as part of the “Light of Day Downtown” event presented by Asbury Underground. All artists will be in attendance, and 100% of all sales will go directly to the Light of Day Foundation. The opening reception and all Light of Day Downtown events presented by Asbury Underground will be free to the public.



Danny Clinch loves music. He listens to it, plays it, photographs it, and films it.  He has photographed and filmed a wide range of artists, from Johnny Cash to Tupac Shakur, from Bjork to Bruce Springsteen, and as a guy from New Jersey is proud to have his photographs in 8 Bruce Springsteen albums.

His work has appeared in publications such as Vanity Fair, Spin, Rolling Stone, GQ, Esquire, The New Yorker, and The New York Times Magazine, and his photographs have appeared on hundreds of album covers.

About Debra L. Rothenberg


Debra L. Rothenberg’s first book, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN IN FOCUS PHOTOGRAPHS 1980-2012 hit books stores on October 1, 2013 and has remained in the top 10 on Amazon’s best seller list since its release. The Wall Street Journal said it was one of “the best photo books for fall” and The NY Daily News called it “amazing.”

In November 2013, Debra was named as the first woman to be an Olympus Visionary. As an Olympus Visionary, she has been contracted by the camera company to produce images and provide feedback on new product lines.

An accomplished professional with a broad photographic range, Debra L Rothenberg has worked as a concert photographer for the NY Daily News since 1999. At the age of 16, she fell in love with the music of Bruce Springsteen and after college, landed a dream job for a newspaper at the Jersey Shore where her life and career began. Her photography has been exhibited in galleries worldwide and her images have been published in top magazines including Rolling Stone, Q, Time, Newsweek and US Weekly. Her photos reside on a wall at the legendary Stone Pony.



John Cavanaugh has been taking serious concert photographs for more than 20 years.  He concentrates on the Jersey Shore area but has captured moments in New York City, Philly, Cleveland, and parts of Europe as well.

His photos have been published in a number of tri-state area newspapers, Rolling Stone and Backstreets magazines, as well as other respected national and European publications.  His photos are complementary and their availability to the public has been encouraged by the subject artists.



John Posada is a local photographer specializing in music and performance photography, photographing about 200 bands and musicians each year in the NY/NJ area, but predominately on the Jersey Shore. His photographs have been used by over 50 local musicians and bands for their CDs as well as for hundreds of musician promo posters, newspaper articles, music reviews, and web sites.



Kristen Driscoll is an award-winning photographer who specializes in weddings, portraiture and capturing the energy of live music. In 2013, she was voted the Best Photographer in Monmouth  County, NJ by the Asbury Park Press Reader’s Choice Awards, and in 2012, she was nominated for an Asbury Music Award for Top Journalist in Support of Live Music. Kristen’s photos capture the emotion in decisive moments of live performance, visually freezing the music in her images. Her professional photography career began in 2009, when she photographed local bands at The Saint and the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ. Musicians continue to be her favorite subjects.


Brooklyn- based photographer Kyra Kverno is from the Bay Area in California.  In the late 90’s she ventured out to the east coast to pursue photography, stopping in Long Branch, New Jersey for the first couple of years before planting herself in New York City.  It was there that she first became involved with the Light of Day Foundation. Kyra’s work has been featured in publications such as CNN, Thrasher, Paste, MOJO, Elmore, and many more.  She continues to travel the country photographing music related events ranging from large- scale festivals to accompanying artists on tour.


In 1975 Mark began shooting rock concerts and by ’77 he was sneaking his camera into Madison Square Garden to photograph legendary bands such as Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Queen and Peter Frampton. He developed the prints at home to sell the next morning out of his high school locker, and then back in front of the venue that night. In 1977 KISS came to NYC for three days and Mark was arrested for selling his photos outside of the Garden. After a night in jail, his peddling days were over.

The next day, Weiss took his portfolio to Circus magazine, the leading rock publication at the time.  His first published work was a centerfold of Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler in October 1978, and soon after he was shooting the magazine’s covers and features as staff photographer. In 1978 Mark’s first assignment was to shoot Springsteen at the Spectrum in Philadelphia to accompany a live review of the DARKNESS tour.

Mark toured with rock veterans Van Halen, Aerosmith, Mötley Crüe, Guns ‘n Roses, Ozzy and Bon Jovi, shooting countless album covers including Bon Jovi’s SLIPPERY WHEN WET and Twisted Sister’s STAY HUNGRY.

Some 35 years later, Mark is still working with the same bands whose photos he peddled on the streets of NYC. In September, Mark was honored to unveil his own memorabilia case at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The display pays homage to him as an up-and-coming rock photographer–while still a teenager, featuring a mannequin outfitted in his original 70s garb and first camera standing amongst his collection of original darkroom equipment and photographs from those early years.

Weissguy’s photographs of the 80s are displayed exclusively throughout Broadway’s Helen Hayes Theatre and the Venetian in Las Vegas for the hit musical “ROCK OF AGES.” Also in Vegas is Mark’s latest project–Vince Neal’s EAT-DRINK-PARTY! The Mötley Crüe frontman’s new restaurant and bar utilized Mark’s vision and iconic photographs to recreate the vibe of Hollywood’s Sunset Strip in the 80s.



Mike Black is a science teacher who considers photography a ‘labor of love’.

Mike is a Getty Images Contributing Photographer.

Mike’s photos have been published in The New York Times, Rolling Stone Magazine, and shown on every TV network. Mike’s time lapse of the Christmas 2012 Blizzard went viral on Vimeo, with 3.6 million views, and was shown on every major American network, as well as BBC TV News.

Musicians and bands like Willie Nile, Last Perfect Thing, Divine Sign and others have used Mike’s photos for album art.

Mike’s current interest is Nature Photography, specializing in astrophotography, birding, NASA, and photography for Getty Images.

Bruce by John Cavanaugh
Bruce, Danny Clinch by MikeBlack
Danny Clinch 350W (2)
Danny Clinch 350W
Fisheye by Mike Black
Joe Grushecky - Bruce Springsteen©mark weiss_2011
Kyra Kverno 350W 2
Kyra Kverno 350W
Matt Hogan & Johnny Pisano of Wile Nile by John Posada
willie nile - bruce springsteen ©mark weiss_2012 (lo res)