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What’s Your Niche?: Drew “Rukes” Ressler, DJ Photographer

July 11, 2017

By David Walker

© Drew Ressler

Something Wonderful, a festival in Dallas, Texas, in 2017. Ressler uses a fisheye lens “for ‘rukes’ shots”—the wide-angle shots from behind the DJ that “make everything look epic,” he says. Click to see more of Ressler's photos of DJs and festivals.

PDN: How did you get started? Drew Ressler: When I moved out to LA from New York, a lot of DJs that I wanted to see performed every weekend at a club called Avalon in Hollywood: Hybrid, Sasha, Junkie XL. I loved their music. So I would hit up the artist’s management for a photo pass and they’d say, “Sure,...

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