Since moving to New York City from Washington D.C. in 2010, Shervin Lainez hasn’t stopped grinding. As one of the most in-demand portrait photographers for musicians, Lainez’s work has been featured in Apple ad campaigns and on albums by Ingrid Michaelson, Sara Bareilles and Emily King. He has shot everyone from Courtney Love to Walk the Moon, and continues to dedicate his time to giving musicians the best possible portraits for their projects.
Billboard recently sat down with him as he reflected on the past eight years in New York with no formal photography training, and how female singer-songwriters turned his world upside down.
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