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If your love of album-art and epic rock images equals your love of music, you already know Sean Murphy, you just don't know it yet. He’s the guy behind some of the most iconic Rock shots over the past twenty-five years. Weezer, Green Day, Kid Rock, A Perfect Circle, Beastie Boys, Dr. Dre, and Blink 182 to name a few. Through his stories about the mayhem and craziness of each photoshoot, we learn that Sean Murphy may be even more insane than any of them.

Aug 17, 2021

During Sean's 3-week road trip to California for Bote, he had some time to reminisce with one of his best friends, Travis Shinn. Working together and sharing all kinds of experiences over the past 20 years or so - both being highly respected in their field, these guys have a million stories to tell. Between their crazy...


Jun 25, 2021

On Episode 12 of Sean Murphy's Stories from the Vault, Maxine Orange is back for more conversation with Sean. We hear stories about G. LOVE & SPECIAL SAUCE. Sean tells his story about taking one of the last photos of James Brown, and mentions others he's shot (with a camera!) who are no longer with us... and that one...


Jun 18, 2021

One of Sean's oldest pals, Alan Helmuth, sits down for a sesh in the vault. These two grew up surfing on acid in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Sean and Al reminisce with some crazy old stories about stealing surf racks and competing against Kelly Slater. Al brings some pretty cool questions to the table - one about if you...


May 6, 2021

Sean's guest on Episode 9 is Thomas Ramsey, a former Bote co-worker. The conversation gets a little wacky as Thomas gets Sean cranked up sharing stories about the club kid days from NYC's Limelight with characters like Superstar DJ Keoki and James Saint James. Sean and Ahmet Zappa coming up with situations...


Apr 20, 2021

Episode 7 features guest Connor Cajigal, who asks Sean about bands he wished he shot, and they uncover stories about a Beastie Boys / Rage Against the Machine debacle, hot rods, beer, Miami Vice, and Portland.