The Nightshift


Photo by Drew “Rukes” Ressler

LAist has an interview today with nightlife photographer extraordinaire, Drew “Rukes” Ressler. Ressler started out shooting DJs just for free entry into clubs, then he got hired by the Hollywood club Avalon, where he says he made his 40-hour-a-week salary in one night. (Sounds gloriously fantastic in these brutal economic times.) Now he’s one of the premiere shooters of the genre.

Click here to read Ressler’s insights on getting into the nightlife racket, respecting the DJs and, oh yeah, when he says he’s compared to Annie Leibovitz.

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