Chester Simpson

Chester Simpson grew up painting, drawing and taking pictures in a town set in the middle of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. In the summer of 1975 he hitchhiked across the US to accept a scholarship at the San Francisco Institute of Art and study photography. In San Francisco, he met two of the major influences on his life, legendary master photographer Ansel Adams, and Jim Marshall, the famous rock-n-roll photographer. While attending school, he assisted photographers to learn the business side of photography and started hanging out and taking photographs in punk rock clubs at night.

Rolling Stone magazine published his first picture in 1977, which kicked off his career as a rock-n-roll photographer shooting for MTV, Warner Bros, MCA, A&M, Capitol, CBS, and Chrysalis Records. He also shot for magazines like Rolling Stone, BAM, NME, Melody Maker, People, Time, Newsweek, Creem, Berkeley Barb, Circus, California, Mother Jones, New West, New York Rocker, Texas Monthly and San Francisco.

After ten years he moved to Washington, DC and became a contract photographer at the Pentagon. While working with the military he was introduced to the USO and became a tour photographer, traveling on 35 USO Tours all over the world with musicians and celebrities who entertained the troops.

Chester currently handles assignments for corporations, organizations, non-profits, musicians and publications in and around the Washington,DC area.
His images have been published in major magazines, books, movies, posters, dvd’s, videos, web sites and exhibited internationally.

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  • Billy Joel

    Photo sales $450.00$850.00
    8% sales tax * $36.00
    Total $486.00

    *The 8% sales tax does not apply for customers outside of Japan that purchase a photo other than from the Private Collection. For customers outside of Japan who purchase a photo from the Private Collection, the 8% sales tax will apply.

  • Bob Dylan

    Photo sales $450.00$850.00
    8% sales tax * $36.00
    Total $486.00

    *The 8% sales tax does not apply for customers outside of Japan that purchase a photo other than from the Private Collection. For customers outside of Japan who purchase a photo from the Private Collection, the 8% sales tax will apply.

  • Bob Dylan and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

    Photo sales $450.00$850.00
    8% sales tax * $36.00
    Total $486.00

    *The 8% sales tax does not apply for customers outside of Japan that purchase a photo other than from the Private Collection. For customers outside of Japan who purchase a photo from the Private Collection, the 8% sales tax will apply.

  • Bruce Springsteen

    Photo sales $450.00$850.00
    8% sales tax * $36.00
    Total $486.00

    *The 8% sales tax does not apply for customers outside of Japan that purchase a photo other than from the Private Collection. For customers outside of Japan who purchase a photo from the Private Collection, the 8% sales tax will apply.

  • Frank Zappa

    Photo sales $450.00$850.00
    8% sales tax * $36.00
    Total $486.00

    *The 8% sales tax does not apply for customers outside of Japan that purchase a photo other than from the Private Collection. For customers outside of Japan who purchase a photo from the Private Collection, the 8% sales tax will apply.

  • Iggy Pop

    Photo sales $450.00$850.00
    8% sales tax * $36.00
    Total $486.00

    *The 8% sales tax does not apply for customers outside of Japan that purchase a photo other than from the Private Collection. For customers outside of Japan who purchase a photo from the Private Collection, the 8% sales tax will apply.

  • James Brown

    Photo sales $450.00$850.00
    8% sales tax * $36.00
    Total $486.00

    *The 8% sales tax does not apply for customers outside of Japan that purchase a photo other than from the Private Collection. For customers outside of Japan who purchase a photo from the Private Collection, the 8% sales tax will apply.

  • Led Zeppelin, Robert Plant  

    Photo sales $450.00$850.00
    8% sales tax * $36.00
    Total $486.00

    *The 8% sales tax does not apply for customers outside of Japan that purchase a photo other than from the Private Collection. For customers outside of Japan who purchase a photo from the Private Collection, the 8% sales tax will apply.

  • Neil Young

    Photo sales $450.00$850.00
    8% sales tax * $36.00
    Total $486.00

    *The 8% sales tax does not apply for customers outside of Japan that purchase a photo other than from the Private Collection. For customers outside of Japan who purchase a photo from the Private Collection, the 8% sales tax will apply.

  • Paul McCartney

    Photo sales $450.00$850.00
    8% sales tax * $36.00
    Total $486.00

    *The 8% sales tax does not apply for customers outside of Japan that purchase a photo other than from the Private Collection. For customers outside of Japan who purchase a photo from the Private Collection, the 8% sales tax will apply.

  • Paul McCartney

    Photo sales $450.00$850.00
    8% sales tax * $36.00
    Total $486.00

    *The 8% sales tax does not apply for customers outside of Japan that purchase a photo other than from the Private Collection. For customers outside of Japan who purchase a photo from the Private Collection, the 8% sales tax will apply.

  • Plasmatics, Wendy O. Williams

    Photo sales $450.00$850.00
    8% sales tax * $36.00
    Total $486.00

    *The 8% sales tax does not apply for customers outside of Japan that purchase a photo other than from the Private Collection. For customers outside of Japan who purchase a photo from the Private Collection, the 8% sales tax will apply.

  • Queen, Freddie Mercury

    Photo sales $450.00$850.00
    8% sales tax * $36.00
    Total $486.00

    *The 8% sales tax does not apply for customers outside of Japan that purchase a photo other than from the Private Collection. For customers outside of Japan who purchase a photo from the Private Collection, the 8% sales tax will apply.

  • Red Hot Chili Peppers

    Photo sales $450.00$850.00
    8% sales tax * $36.00
    Total $486.00

    *The 8% sales tax does not apply for customers outside of Japan that purchase a photo other than from the Private Collection. For customers outside of Japan who purchase a photo from the Private Collection, the 8% sales tax will apply.

  • Rick James

    Photo sales $450.00$850.00
    8% sales tax * $36.00
    Total $486.00

    *The 8% sales tax does not apply for customers outside of Japan that purchase a photo other than from the Private Collection. For customers outside of Japan who purchase a photo from the Private Collection, the 8% sales tax will apply.

  • Sex Pistols, Johnny Rotten

    Photo sales $450.00$850.00
    8% sales tax * $36.00
    Total $486.00

    *The 8% sales tax does not apply for customers outside of Japan that purchase a photo other than from the Private Collection. For customers outside of Japan who purchase a photo from the Private Collection, the 8% sales tax will apply.

  • Stevie Ray Vaughan

    Photo sales $450.00$850.00
    8% sales tax * $36.00
    Total $486.00

    *The 8% sales tax does not apply for customers outside of Japan that purchase a photo other than from the Private Collection. For customers outside of Japan who purchase a photo from the Private Collection, the 8% sales tax will apply.

  • The Clash

    Photo sales $450.00$850.00
    8% sales tax * $36.00
    Total $486.00

    *The 8% sales tax does not apply for customers outside of Japan that purchase a photo other than from the Private Collection. For customers outside of Japan who purchase a photo from the Private Collection, the 8% sales tax will apply.

  • The Clash

    Photo sales $450.00$850.00
    8% sales tax * $36.00
    Total $486.00

    *The 8% sales tax does not apply for customers outside of Japan that purchase a photo other than from the Private Collection. For customers outside of Japan who purchase a photo from the Private Collection, the 8% sales tax will apply.

  • The Clash

    Photo sales $450.00$850.00
    8% sales tax * $36.00
    Total $486.00

    *The 8% sales tax does not apply for customers outside of Japan that purchase a photo other than from the Private Collection. For customers outside of Japan who purchase a photo from the Private Collection, the 8% sales tax will apply.

  • The Clash

    Photo sales $450.00$850.00
    8% sales tax * $36.00
    Total $486.00

    *The 8% sales tax does not apply for customers outside of Japan that purchase a photo other than from the Private Collection. For customers outside of Japan who purchase a photo from the Private Collection, the 8% sales tax will apply.

  • The Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia

    Photo sales $450.00$850.00
    8% sales tax * $36.00
    Total $486.00

    *The 8% sales tax does not apply for customers outside of Japan that purchase a photo other than from the Private Collection. For customers outside of Japan who purchase a photo from the Private Collection, the 8% sales tax will apply.

  • The Police, Sting

    Photo sales $450.00$850.00
    8% sales tax * $36.00
    Total $486.00

    *The 8% sales tax does not apply for customers outside of Japan that purchase a photo other than from the Private Collection. For customers outside of Japan who purchase a photo from the Private Collection, the 8% sales tax will apply.

  • The Ramones

    Photo sales $450.00$850.00
    8% sales tax * $36.00
    Total $486.00

    *The 8% sales tax does not apply for customers outside of Japan that purchase a photo other than from the Private Collection. For customers outside of Japan who purchase a photo from the Private Collection, the 8% sales tax will apply.

  • The Rolling Stones, Keith Richards

    Photo sales $450.00$850.00
    8% sales tax * $36.00
    Total $486.00

    *The 8% sales tax does not apply for customers outside of Japan that purchase a photo other than from the Private Collection. For customers outside of Japan who purchase a photo from the Private Collection, the 8% sales tax will apply.

  • The Rolling Stones, Keith Richards

    Photo sales $450.00$850.00
    8% sales tax * $36.00
    Total $486.00

    *The 8% sales tax does not apply for customers outside of Japan that purchase a photo other than from the Private Collection. For customers outside of Japan who purchase a photo from the Private Collection, the 8% sales tax will apply.

  • The Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger

    Photo sales $450.00$850.00
    8% sales tax * $36.00
    Total $486.00

    *The 8% sales tax does not apply for customers outside of Japan that purchase a photo other than from the Private Collection. For customers outside of Japan who purchase a photo from the Private Collection, the 8% sales tax will apply.

  • The Who

    Photo sales $450.00$850.00
    8% sales tax * $36.00
    Total $486.00

    *The 8% sales tax does not apply for customers outside of Japan that purchase a photo other than from the Private Collection. For customers outside of Japan who purchase a photo from the Private Collection, the 8% sales tax will apply.