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Derek Brad is an acclaimed photographer from the metropolitan Philadelphia area.  His childhood passion for drawing, sketching and illustrating led to a lifelong urge to create and capture images.  Derek's music photography is recognized around the world for its ability to bring the viewer into the electricity and excitement of a concert experience.  This led to him  regular contributor to many magazines and companies.

Today, Derek has earned a reputation for doing whatever it takes to capture the passion of a performance, the personality of an entertainer or the essence of a brand.  However, Derek is more than just a music photographer.  He enjoys challenging himself by taking on projects in advertising, editorial and conceptual portratiture as well as personal projects like his Road to the GRAMMYs, Musician Portrait Project and "Where is Derek Brad's Aston Martin" project.  

Interviews & Features - XCENTS, Professional Photographer Magazine, Sweet People of Rock


PRG Entertainment
AEG Live
Live Nation
ABC 20/20
CBS Morning News
The Voice (Season 4)
World Cafe Live
Keswick Theater
Devine + Partners
Bruce Montgomery Foundation
Mann Center (House)
Trocadero Theatre (House)
Prince Music Theatre (House)


Rolling Stone 
The Wall Street Journal
Guitar Connoisseur
The Source
Guitar Fair (Spain)
Rock On Philly
Visionary Artist 
Philadelphia Magazine
Philadelphia Weekly
tell Technology
PDN (Photo District News)

photograph by Howard Gaines