For those that are interested in that sort of thing here's a brief overview of my work so far:

I was originally planning to be a painter. I was studying fine art at the Wimbledon School Of Art in the 70's. This is where I picked up my first camera, a Pentax Spotmatic, and started trying photography. I hated art college, thought it was hugely pretentious. The tutors were only interested in modern art.

 

 

I used to go and see bands - The Who, Man, ACDC, Led Zeppelin, Free - and would sneak a camera in and shoot black and white. I started sending my photos into the London music papers. At the time there was Sounds, Melody Maker and the NME. They all started publishing my photos just as the punk scene happened and I ended up shooting The Clash, The Sex Pistols, The Jam, Adam Ant, The Adverts, The Specials, Blondie etc. I preferred shooting bands like UFO, Ted Nugent and Rush, mainly because they had light shows. I worked a lot with Chysalis Records as one of their staff photographers.

 

 

 

Geoff Barton, who was a writer at Sounds, came up with the idea of doing a one shot magazine called Kerrang! (which was his idea of the sound of an open chord being struck on a guitar). Geoff asked what I'd shot in colour that week. I'd done ACDC and that became the first cover, and because of shooting covers for Geoff I became a rock photographer.

I spent most of the 80's touring with bands like Iron Maiden, Metallica, Def Leppard, Kiss, Motley Crue, and I was also a tour photographer for Paul McCartney, George Harrison,The Who, amongst many others.

I've always worked freelance and mainly now shoot tours for clients, and worldwide travel photography.