A compilation of moments in the photo pit from over the years.

Clay Lancaster is an award-winning music and portrait photographer based in the San Francisco Bay Area, with home being Walnut Creek, CA. He often travels for projects.

His work has been featured in various formats and publications, including the front cover of Ben Folds Five: Live (Sony), AP Magazine, Candlebox: Disappearing Live (RSD Exclusive Release), the San Francisco Examiner, Consequence, Loudwire, Alternative Press, Stereogum, East Bay Express, San Jose Metro, Afropunk, Diffuser, Metal Injection, etc. — and around the web by artists like Soundgarden, Megadeth, Matt Mahaffey (sElf), Alice Cooper, Aerosmith, The Gracious Few, Taking Back Sunday, Mutemath, Thomas Pridgen, Matt Sorum (Kings of Chaos, Guns N’ Roses), Billy Duffy (The Cult), Live Nation, among others.

Past clients include: Sony Music, Gibson Brands Inc., Ben Folds Five, SMOG Design Incorporated, theUPstudio Architecture & Design Group, Candlebox, Soundgarden, Megadeth, Black Map, Samson Technologies (Hartke), Matt Mahaffey / sElf, We Are Scientists, East Bay Express, Thomas Pridgen,, RBC Bluesfest Ottawa, and more. 

He is also a photographer and writer for, has directed & filmed artist documentaries, music videos, live-session videos, and worked on the production team of an independent feature film in Paris, France.

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