Jay Brown (aka jfotoman) is a Cleveland-based photographer who has chronicled the independent music scenes in Ohio and Western Pennsylvania since the mid-1980s. His photos have appeared on numerous record sleeves, as well as biographies of such bands as Nirvana, Dinosaur Jr., The White Stripes, Guided by Voices, The Black Keys, and many more. His work has also been featured in numerous publications including Guitar World, The New York Times Magazine, Maximum Rock'n'Roll, Alternative Press, and Magnet, as well as the documentaries Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways and The Color of Noise, which centers on the career of Tom Hazelmyer, founder of Ampetamine Reptile Records. His photographs have been showcased in solo and group exhibitions in Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Akron, with his next solo exhibition slated to open at The Beachland Ballroom's Space: ROCK Gallery in Cleveland, Ohio, on October 2, 2015. For more information, visit jfotoman.com. You can also follow his work on Twitter and Facebook.