About The Photo Roadie

John Shooting



Hello and welcome to The Photo Roadie site!

My name is John Zocco and I’m a photographer and a roadie.

For those of you not familiar with what a “roadie” is, let me explain.

I travel the world with rock bands as part of the crew that sets up and tears down the show every day. My particular job is as a guitar tech, which means I set up and maintain the guitars and amps for the band’s guitarist. I’ve also worked as a bass and keyboard tech, depending on what band I’m working for. I also play guitar and I’ve toured as a guitarist with several country artists in the late ‘90’s and early 2000’s. It’s a great job and I get to travel the world and visit all sorts of interesting places.

I’m also a photographer, so my roadie job gives me the opportunity to shoot photos of interesting people and places all over the world.

I shoot a lot of live music of course, but I also love to shoot landscapes and architecture while I’m traveling. I also do portraits of some of the musicians that I tour with, and I’ve had shots published in magazines and used by companies in advertisements and catalogs. I’ve shot some CD/DVD covers and booklet images for some of these artists, too.

Guitar Player Cover

Guitar Player Cover

Mike Portnoy DVD

Mike Portnoy DVD

Richie Kotzen Album Cover

Richie Kotzen Album Cover







When I’m not touring, I do some product and real estate photography as well as portraits. I love to shoot, so it’s fun to take on projects in all of these genres.

This website covers both parts of my professional life – there are some photo tips, examples, and advice for those you interested in photography, and there are some “Road Reports” that offer a look at what life is like out here on the road. It’s a (hopefully) fun little place I’ve carved out here on the internet, and I’m looking forward to hearing from everyone. Please feel free to contact me over on the contact page, sign up for the email list, and give my Facebook pages a like. I’ve got two – one for my photo business and one for The Photo Roadie. I may just go down to one at some point – I’m still trying to decide.

The Photo Roadie Facebook Page

The John Zocco Photography Facebook Page

Have a look around – the menu options above will take you to different parts of the site.

Thanks for checking it out and I hope you enjoy the site!