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Catherine McGann

New York native Catherine McGann picked up photography while studying painting in art school in the mid ‘80’s.  Instantly smitten, she abandoned her brushes and hasn’t looked back. Shortly after graduation she moved to the East Village, where her journalistic, documentary style found a perfect home at the weekly alternative newspaper, The Village Voice.

She quickly became a Contributing Photographer, shooting assignments at a breakneck pace throughout the ‘80’s and ‘90’s, including a regular weekly nightlife column which continued for fifteen years with famed New York writer/personality Michael Musto.  Catherine documented some of the most compelling personalities in music and beyond including:  Iggy Pop, Marilyn Manson, Green Day, Aretha Franklin, Black Crowes, Diamanda Galas and others.

Catherine’s client list soon expanded to include Entertainment Weekly, New York Magazine, The New York Times, Spin, Mute Records, Guitar World and many others.  Her work has been published extensively internationally, and she has been profiled in publications in New York, London, and Tel Aviv.  Her work has been  exhibited in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.  
 
Believing that shooting a portrait is “an intimate thing, a two way street” Catherine favored working on location in 35mm black-and-white:  “I’d rather be a fly on the wall in someone else’s world than try to fit them into an artificial world that I impose on them. I really believe in ‘the decisive moment’, that the best pictures are truly spontaneous, and almost given to you, somehow…”  

Ready for a change, she packed up her negatives in 2001 and moved to Los Angeles with her family, where she currently lives and works.

 

Green Day (GDAY001CMCG)

Green Day

Green Day had just hit it big and I was assigned by Entertainment Weekly magazine to shoot the band backstage at Madison Square Garden.

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Marilyn Manson (MAMA001CMCG)

Marilyn Manson

Marilyn Manson backstage at The Jon Stewart Show in New York in June 1995

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Red Hot Chili Peppers (CP001CMCG)

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers having a calm moment whilst Catherine Mcgann shoots for Guitar World Magazine.

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Rufus Wainwright (RUFW001CMCG)

Rufus Wainwright

Photographed at the Cheyenne Diner on the west side of Manhattan in May of 1998. Rufus was polite charming and relaxed.

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Marc Bolan (MB001JA)

Marc Bolan

Marc Bolan playing with T.Rex in Copenhagen, Denmark in March 1973

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Queen (QN003JA)

Freddie Mercury

Freddie Mercury performing at Brøndby Hallen, Copenhagen during Queen's 'A Day At The Races' Tour in May 1977

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Led Zeppelin (LZ001BG)

Led Zeppelin

Robert Plant & Jimmy Page performing in New York City in 1977, their eleventh & final concert tour of North America by the English rock band

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Elvis Costello (EL001BASC)

Elvis Costello

Elvis Costello after a radio performance in Bussum, Netherlands, 1977.

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David Bowie (DB001SR)

David Bowie

David Bowie on the video shoot for 'Loving the Alien' at Meantime Studios, London in March 1985

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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (CY001RS)

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young making their London debut at the Royal Albert Hall in 1970

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AC/DC

AC/DC

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Madness

Madness

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Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen

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Stone Roses

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Specials, The

The Specials

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Joy Division

Joy Division

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