BOSTON — Photographer Rob Shanahan has captured powerful images of music legends including Elton John, Barry Manilow, Sting, and many more. He's been Ringo Starr’s personal photographer since 2005.

He started playing the drums at the age of 10 and got his first camera 2 years later. From there, Shanahan fell in love not only with pictures but with the music of his subjects. Now, he's released a book, "Volume 1," showcasing some of his never-before-seen favorites. Emily Rooney sat down with a man who's had a front-row seat to fame. Some of those stories are in the slideshow below.