Most top music photographers tend to shy away from the public eye, and Scarpati is no exception. Over the three decades that he’s been creating iconic images for everyone from Jane’s Addiction to Brooks and Dunn, he has only granted a handful of interviews.
Scarpati’s lens has chronicled a staggering range of rock, metal and punk acts including Poison, Circle Jerks, Social Distortion and Rush. His work has been cited by the Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, PDN, and more. His photos of the band Fishbone are in the Smithsonian Institute’s permanent collection. He’s been called the house photographer of the Sunset Strip.