Photographer Chris Cuffaro Launches ‘Greatest Hits Top 40’ as NFTs on KnownOrigin Platform
Veteran photographer Chris Cuffaro is set to auction his famous works as NFTs (non-fungible tokens) on the KnownOrigin platform.
Kicking off May 18th at 12am EST with the initial release of five portraits - one per day - of legendary artists Alice In Chains, Chris Cornell, Michael Hutchence, Nirvana and Scott Weiland.
The brilliant black & white photos are going up for sale as part of his ‘Greatest Hits: Top 40’ collection:
“representing my most iconic images, amazing artists and exciting moments from my 30+ years of music photography,” said Cuffaro.
“You will recognize them all and finally know who shot them. This project is my way of saying Thank You to everyone I’ve worked with over the years who helped me live my dream.”
The NFT craze - a fairly new phenomenon where digital images are sold for profit and verified using blockchain technology - is emerging as an exciting new avenue for professional photographers to monetize their work by selling images and receiving a ‘royalty payment’.
Cuffaro is well-known for his incredible photographs of music royalty - from George Harrison to George Michael, Ice-T to Ice Cube, John Hiatt to Johnny Lydon - and plenty of superstars in between: Henry Rollins, Pearl Jam, No Doubt, Jane’s Addiction, Tool, Iggy Pop, Jackson Brown, The Game and many, many more.
“I felt like it was time to celebrate my greatest loves: photography and music. I’ve created a project that shares this passion with everyone,” he added.
“I’ve narrowed it down and chosen the best of the best, selecting these images from my massive catalog of music photography. These are my Greatest Hits!”
ABOUT CHRIS CUFFARO
California native Chris Cuffaro has shot the best of the best in the world of entertainment - actors, models, athletes and musicians - for more than 40 years. He began his career by shooting local rock shows for fun, then moved to Los Angeles in the early 1980s to create eye-popping images in the commercial and editorial space for such publications as Rolling Stone, Spin, RayGun, Vibe, Musician, Entertainment Weekly, US, Stuff, Maxim, Premiere, British Elle and W.
In the last few years Chris has presented multiple exhibitions celebrating his iconic music photography. He started with Greatest Hits: Los Angeles and then followed up with GH: Martini Ranch, GH: George Michael, GH: Grunge, GH: Pearl Jam and GH: Michael Hutchence. He is currently working on his Greatest Hits documentary and expanding the exhibition worldwide.
His natural talent, versatility and tireless pursuit of artistic expression continue to grow no matter the medium. “Regardless of what I’ve been able to accomplish in the past, there are always new mountains to climb and new borders to cross,” Chris explains. “I’m excited by where I’m going and what lies ahead… by the journey as well as the destination.”