Barry Schneier is a photographer and writer who began his career in the 1970s working with up and coming as well as established musicians in Boston, San Francisco and later in Los Angeles. It was there that he became immersed in the world of video and film production working on features, commercials, documentaries and eventually migrating over to the “new” genre of the era; the music video.
Barry’s work as a photographer has been exhibited in The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum, The Grammy Museum and is housed in permanent collections at Paramount Studios, CBS, MTV, The New England Folk Archives, Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music, the Morrison Hotel Gallery in New York City and Los Angeles and Proud Gallery in London. His work has also appeared in numerous books, publications as well as featured on album art. Barry is most noted for his work capturing a young Bruce Springsteen at The Harvard Square Theatre in 1974 the night music critic and writer for Rolling Stone Magazine, Jon Landau, would write in his review of the evening “I saw rock and roll future and his name is Bruce Springsteen”. The stories and photos of that evening are the subject of Barry’s book “Bruce Springsteen: Rock and Roll Future” published by Backstreets Publishing.