Marc Canter grew up with Slash and started documenting him in 1982. Marc took photos at his very first gigs and was an official photographer for Guns N’ Roses in 1985 and 1986 where he documented the band's first fifty gigs. As a family member and owner of Canter’s Deli, a landmark in Los Angeles since 1931 and one of the most famous delis in the world with lots of rock and roll history, Marc was in a position to help support the band in it's earliest days with all of the necessities: fliers, ads, demos, equipment, food and most importantly, friendship. Marc's signature photos appear in the album artwork of the legendary albums, “Appetite for Destruction” and Guns N’ Roses “Live Era 87-93”, and his photos are included in the recently released autobiographies by original members, Slash, Duff McKagan and Steven Adler. Marc put out his own book in 2007, entitled, “Reckless Road” Guns N’ Roses and The Making of Appetite For Destruction, which won the Independent Publisher Award for “pop Culture book 2008”. Marc’s photos are frequently featured on MTV, VH1 and in many magazines around the world including Rolling Stone.
Marc Canter works and resides in Los Angeles, California, currently creating fine art photography.
SLASH: “Marc’s my best friend and one of the only good friends that is consistent in my life. There isn’t a better person to actually release any material having to do with the coming together and history of Gun’s N’ Roses, Where it went and what was going on behind the scenes.”
DUFF MCKAGAN: “When Gun’s N’ Roses formed, Marc became like the sixth guy in the band. He believed in us from the beginning and had a much broader view of what the band was about than even we had. He documented the whole thing tirelessly.”
“Marc Canter – without you?” -From the “Appetite for Destruction” credits