Chad Schaefer is an award winning self taught photographer, specializing in classic film photography using vintage equipment.

He has shown in Austin, Texas, New York City, Vermont, and Guadalajara, Mexico, and has shot album covers for musicians in Austin, Texas and Belgium.


Photo Place Gallery: Photo Noir (Middlebury, Vt) 2016

subway inn guy starlite

SoHo Photo Gallery National Competition (New York City) 2014


RAW Austin: Solstice (Austin, Tex) 2012

Shutter Speed (Gallery Black Lagoon, Austin Tex) 2012


Holland Photo Shoot-Out 2010 (Holland Photo Imaging, Austin, Tex) 2010

1st place. Party in the VW

Shootenanny, 2008 (Austin, Tex)

Los Ojos del Tiempo,  2010 (Guadalajara, Mex)

contest finalist, exhibitor, published



Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, induction page for Wanda Jackson, 2009

Never Heard of Em: Austin’s Music Explosion 1994-2000

photo of musician Julian Lane

Album covers

Lucas Hudgins and the First Cousins

JWW and the Prospectors


The Blind Pets