Debra L. Rothenberg Photographer/Photojournalist

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN chose another one of my images for his latest LIVE CD

July 08, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Bruce Springsteen went into my archives again and chose another one of my images to grace the cover of his latest Live CD and digital download. This marks the 2nd time in a few months that he chose my image. The one on the right was never published before and was from the Born in the USA tour from New Jersey back in 1984. The latest, on the right, is from the Tunnel of Love Tour from 1988. It appears as a double page in my book. I love his choice and I have always loved this photo...I am glad he does too!

Both CD's are available for purchase on


July 02, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Fredo seems to approve of my cover shot on the latest live cd by Bruce Springsteen

         Liam Neeson is so handsome.I photographed him last month   Actress Bella Thorne in NYC. Loved her in "Blended" Dierks Bentley on GMA's Summer Concert Series Gay Pride Parade with Sir Ian McKellan as the Grand Marshall. Mayor Bill de Blasio and his family Ariana Grande closed out the festivities by playing to a packed crowd at Pier 26's Dance on the Pier Billy Joel breaks the record by performing his 65th concert at Madison Square Garden on July 1, 2015 Boy George on TODAY.He was absolutely FANTASTIC. I am still humming his songs

June 2015

June 16, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

It has been a very busy time, once again. A few friends have asked what I have been up to and said they read my blog so that made me high-tail it and get this up.

 Thrilled that I was the only photographer to shoot Adam Lambert's record release party for his latest release, "The Original High." He has one of the most amazing voices out there and I always love shooting him.

Timothy Hutton....I think the first movie I ever saw him in was ‪‎Ordnary People‬ when I was a teenager. I have probably watched it 20x and every time, it is as great as it was the first time I saw it. Timothy was, and still is, the youngest actor to ever win the Best Supporting Actor Oscar. Every movie I have seen him in has been great. Tonight I photographed him speaking about his latest TV Hit Show, "American Crime." He was very gracious and I still find him as handsome as ever. James Bay blew me away.  I admit when I got the call to shoot him, I had never heard of him. Remember his name-he will go far. I was hired to shoot the opening photo exhibit of images by the late great Ken Regan.And who do I run into? Musician Wilie Nile and Spencer Drake, who designed many amazing album covers.

Ed Sheeran at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn. Ok, I am on the Ed Sheeran band wagon-he was amazing.


27 years ago I shot Taylen Storm, a NJ based band. It was nice to see an old photo resurface as their CD's are being re-released.

Joan Rivers‬ would have turned 82nd this month.  I photographed her daughter ‪Melissa Rivers‬ and gorgeous grandson ‪Cooper Endicott‬ when they attended the celebration of God's Love We Deliver returning to Soho with a dedication of the new Michael Kors building. The new Michael Kors Building at God's Love We Deliver will help ensure that no one in the New York City metropolitan area will face the dual crises of hunger and severe illness.
The new Joan Rivers Bakery was dedicated in New York today by daughter Melissa Rivers and grandson Cooper Endicott.
I volunteered here a few times with my friend Carol Gerber VERY exciting night...Pete Townsend was being honored at the 11th Annual ‪‎Musiccares‬ Map Fund Benefit Concert at ‪‎Best Buy Theater‬. Joining him on stage were Bruce Springsteen, Willie Nile, Billie Idol and Roger Daltrey

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                                                                                                                                    Florence and the Machine rocked the crowd at Good Morning America WWW.Infocusvisions has been having photo tours and workshops for professional and those interestested in learning more about photography. I started this several months ago with photographer Fredda Gordon and our classes have been selling out and everyone has been having a great time. We headed back into Central Parkfor a night photo shoot,took a group on the Circle Line and shot the NYC Skyline at night from NJ. Check out our website for more classes and workshops, including a photo tour to Cuba.                                                                  check out for photo workshops and photo tours

Bruce Springsteen Live CD features my photo

May 13, 2015  •  2 Comments

In 1984, I graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY. I packed up a backpack with more camera equipment and film than clothes and set off on a summer adventure, backpacking all thru Europe. I met some amazing people, some of whom are still in my life today. I gave my brother, Stu, specific instructions when I left: "Bruce Springsteen tickets for the Meadowlands and Philadelphia will be going on sale-you have to get me tickets for every night."

I called home from Rome and Stu said "I have good news and bad news, which do you want first?" I said "the good news." He replied, "Bruce is playing 10 nights at the Meadowlands but I got you tickets for one night n Philly." I told him..."I'm coming home."
I sped up my trip and made a quick detour to Scandinavia to see where my new friend, Morten Rank was from (I had met and traveled for 2 weeks with Morten before he headed to Greece.)

I arrived home in New Jersey and went to the Meadowlands and managed to get tickets for all 10 shows.


Bruce Springsteen went deep into my vaults and chose one of my never seen before photos I took of him when I was 22 years old for his latest live CD and digital download of the August 5, 1984 concert at the then Brendan Byrne Arena in East Rutherford, NJ. This photo doesn't even appear in my book, "Bruce Springsteen In Focus 1980-2012" which was published in 2013.


To purchase the CD, go to:,12491/Bruce-Springsteen---The-E-Street-Band-mp3-flac-download-8-5-1984-Brendan-Byrne-Arena-East-Rutherford-NJ.html 2nd Central Park Night Shoot

March 28, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

We had another great group last night for our 2nd Central Park at Night shoot. The Park is so peaceful and gorgeous at night. We love it when someone comes to one of our workshops or classes and will say "I don't see what you see, I don't think I am going to get any different photos than I have ever gotten-I am not feeling it" and then suddenly, after Fredda and I show then some of our techniques, they change their feelings and are so happy, and start creating breathtaking images. THIS is what it is all about...we both believe in community and sharing our ideas and helping others create the best images they can create..and if they have an idea in their head, we help make it a reality.

For those who have emailed asking "when are you going back to Central Park?" May 23 is our next outing. YES, we know it is Memorial Day weekend but not everyone goes away and Central Park will be as beautiful as always and NYC tends to be quiet that weekend while everyone goes to the Shore (or the beach, if you aren't a New Jerseyean-we call it the Shore:)

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