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Rob Shanahan

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Celebrity Photographer

Keynote Speaker, Storyteller



   The Rob Shanahan Experience: Unleash the Rhythm of Success

​Keynote Topic

Video Experience




For over 30 years, photographer Rob Shanahan has captured the essence of music legends through his unique lens. His work has been featured in numerous publications and galleries worldwide. His books and Limited-Edition prints are coveted by collectors around the globe.

His story chronicling his journey from small-town Minnesota to photographing the world’s biggest music icons is getting rave reviews. His entrepreneurial journey, along with a mind-blowing photo presentation, is as inspirational as it is cool. His lifetime dedication to music and photography has earned him the trust of rock stars and CEOs.

He has appeared nationwide on many TV/radio shows, podcasts, and corporate events. His one-man show, “Picture This,” premiered at The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles in December 2023.

Rob’s journey began at 10 with drums and at 13 with a camera, and he continues to do both professionally. His sensitivities as a musician have made him the first call photographer for many of the world’s top artists.


He lives in Venice, California, with his wife and daughter and two crazy Bengal cats.


“Awesome job Rob! So many people were talking about your speech and how it was the best keynote they've heard in a long time. Refreshing."

Kristin Stanley, CenturyLink Executive


“You nailed it Rob! You perfectly hit all our talking points you and I previously discussed in our prep meeting. I was immediately convinced you were the right guy. Hard to keep the attention of a ballroom full of executives, but you had them hanging on every word. Thank you."

Bruce Hembree, VP North America, Ciena

"Shanahan's photographs and up close and personal stories behind the images are both inspirational and captivating. With a keen eye for creativity, combined with humorous and compelling anecdotes, The Rob Shanahan Experience is a crowd pleaser for both photographers and music fans alike."

Bob Santelli, GRAMMY Museum President

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