Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Legendary Diva DIANA ROSS Taps Superstar Photographer MICHAEL TULLBERG To Shoot Her Hollywood Bowl Show!

HOLLYWOOD, CA: Famed music photographer Michael Tullberg has just completed photography of superstar singer Diana Ross’ historic show at the Hollywood Bowl on Saturday, June 16, 2018. Tullberg was the official photographer for Diana Ross at the show, where the legendary diva was paired with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, conducted by Thomas Wilkins.

“I am so very pleased to have been selected by Miss Ross to cover this fantastic performance,” said Tullberg later. “Getting the call from a singer who has set the standard for American popular entertainment for decades is a thrill like none other. It was a genuinely humbling experience to learn that Miss Ross had asked for my services for this unique and uplifting evening at the Hollywood Bowl.”

Michael Tullberg is no stranger to shooting big-time live events for major artists. In 2016, he was tapped by the iconic alternative rock group Jane’s Addiction to provide the images for their live album, “Ritual De Lo Habitual: Live At Twenty-Five”. Tullberg currently shoots for Getty Images’ Entertainment division, and can frequently be found on the biggest red carpets around Hollywood. He is also the author and publisher of the groundbreaking electronic music photo book “DANCEFLOOR THUNDERSTORM: Land Of The Free, Home Of The Rave”.

More information about Michael Tullberg can be found at the following web sites:

Michael Tullberg Photography
Los Angeles, CA

Shooting for Diana Ross - post-Hollywood Bowl, Part 1

Hey everyone,

BIG NEWS, which I had to sit on for the longest time, until I received confirmation. Well, now it can be told: I was hired by the one and only DIANA ROSS to photograph her performance at the Hollywood Bowl on June 16th. Yes, the original diva, the Queen of Motown, decided to tap me for this huge event. The show was a smashing success, and I got some fantastic images out of it. Unfortunately, due to photo restrictions from the Hollywood Bowl, I cannot post images from the show.

However, this doesn't mean that you're not gonna see anything from this event! That's because Miss Ross has posted some images from that night on social media, and I'm going to post some screen grabs here for your enjoyment:

 There were MANY more images taken this night, but this is what we can put up, for now. In the meantime, I'm happy to report that Miss Ross was very pleased with the results--and let me tell you, when you've got a happy Diana Ross on the other end of the phone, your heart skips just a bit. Future work may be in the works...stay tuned!

Friday, June 15, 2018

"STAYIN' IN" for DJ MAG, June 2018 edition! Features "QUEEN In 3-D", "Tetsuo", "Rockstar FAIL"!

Hey folks! Yes, it's that time of the month again--it's time for my monthly installment of "Stayin' In" in DJ MAG! This time around, I cover the great Brian May book "Queen In 3-D", the Japanese cyberpunk classic "Tetsuo: The Iron Man", and the hilarious "Rockstar FAIL" YouTube channel! Enjoy!

Sunday, June 3, 2018

New LA Weekly article: new Sunset Trip trolley service in WeHo

Hey folks,

Goos news! My relationship with the LA Weekly has been on the upswing lately, as I've recently written two pieces for them, the first I've done in a very long time. One is coming out in a couple of weeks (details about that one later), and the other one is out right now. It's a short piece on the new Sunset Trip free trolley service along the Sunset Strip. Here's the link:


Monday, May 21, 2018

GIRL electronic music documentary - premiere on June 1st!

Hello all,

I am pleased to say that I am involved with a great new documentary about female DJs that is coming out on June 1st. The film is called GIRL, and it's directed by my friend Kandeyce Jorden. It's a film that has quite literally been fifteen years in the making, as it was shot in the early 00's by Kandeyce and her crew. The film covers the electronic music journeys of some of the great female DJs of our time: Sandra Collins, DJ Rap, DJ Colette, DJ Irene and others. This is definitely a film for those who make up the #metoo generation, as it deals with sexism in the electronic music world head-on.

The film will be available for download on iTunes, Amazon, and GooglePlay on June 1st. Here's some of the classic rave images of mine being used as the film's promo pics. Also, check out the film's Facebook page, and the film's web site. Enjoy!
Sandra Collins

DJ Rap

DJ Colette

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

2016 Flashback: Featured on Steveaoki.com

It's Wayback Wednesday, and we're going back a couple of years, to a great feature about my photography on Steveaoki.com! Enjoy these screen grabs--there's a lot more at the other end of this link!


Wednesday, May 2, 2018

DJ MAG "Stayin' In" NEW POST - May 2018 Issue!

Check out my latest monthly "Stayin' In" column for DJ Mag! This month I cover the great Renaissance-themed game "Four Last Things", the classic (and newly LGBT-relevant) anime series "Ramna 1/2", and the YouTube channel for Conan O'Brien Presents: Team Coco. Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 1, 2018


"One of the better Asian interview-centered channels on YouTube. They do extensive interviews on a wide range of subjects in South Korea, Japan and Australia, and they don’t shy away from uncomfortable or controversial topics. Already they’ve done pieces on sexual harassment, whale eating and immigration. This youth-oriented channel looks to inform people outside of Asia about what’s really going on in that part of the world, and bridge the gulf of Western ignorance about the region caused by the lack of Asian coverage from most Western news outlets. The answers that the people on the street give will often be surprising, especially when considering the stereotypes of Asian cultures that Asian Boss is looking to bust through. A useful and entertaining tool for those looking for viewpoints outside that of the narrowly restricted message found in mainstream channels."

Sunday, April 29, 2018

DJ MAG "Stayin' In" re-port #7: CUPHEAD

Cuphead: this long-awaited stunning run-and-gun side scroller takes the genre in an entirely new and eclectic direction. Instead of following the traditional 1990s space-based formula like so many others have done, Cuphead completely jumps off into left field, going back six decades to the world of 1920s pre-Disney animation. You know, the shorts where all the characters constantly bobbed and weaved in regular motions…not unlike ravers, come to think about it! Gamers of the EDM generation will be floored by the brightly colored, uber-retro cartoon universe, one that they’ve had very limited exposure to before. The game has already sold over a million in the two weeks since its release, so count on Cuphead being one of the holiday season must-haves.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

DJ MAG "Stayin' In" re-post #6: REPO MAN

It’s remarkable that even after thirty years, “Repo Man” still remains at or near the top of American punk rock movies. Helmed by “Sid & Nancy” director Alex Cox, the film stars a babyfaced Emilio Estevez as the white suburban punk Otto, who learns the ups and downs of becoming a legal car thief from the perpetually wired Bud, played by Harry Dean Stanton at the top of his game. Longtime character actor Tracey Walter also shines as Miller, the repo yard sage with an insanely burned out mind. “Repo Man” captures the early 1980s punk atmosphere like no other Hollywood release, while threading in an often hilarious plotline concerning dead aliens being smuggled in the trunk of an old Chevy Malibu, which becomes the ultimate repo car. With a stellar soundtrack featuring Iggy Pop, Steve Jones, Black Flag, Suicidal Tendencies, the Circle Jerks and Fear, the film remains a crucial artifact in the history of punk on film, and a big middle finger to those who still think Green Day are hardcore.