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Clare Muller

Born and raised in London NW1, Clare Muller went to school with people who wanted to be pop/rock stars in the early 80's (Madness, Body Snatchers, etc). With no musical ability and no aptitude for being a groupie, she followed her mates around taking pictures and generally getting in the way.

On the suggestion of Miranda from the 2- tone band , the Bodysnatchers she took a carrier bag of gig shots to Stiff records who amazingly offered her a job  documenting a tour starting the next week. The love affair with photography begins. She shot live/portraiture for NME , SMASH  HITS and THE  FACE and worked on many classic pop videos as a stills photographer.

For the next decade clare photographed many great bands and artists: from The Smiths (morrisey/marr) , Annie Lennox, Paul Weller Billy Idol, the Clash, Queen and Madness , to icons such as Sir Cliff Richard and Neil Kinnock! When the hair and make-up and styling became more important than the music and the 'first 3 songs'. rule came to be, she realised the party was over for the reportage, realism inspired shots Clare enjoyed taking and it was time to do something else involving less shoulder-pads and back-combing.

She worked as a 16 mm camera operator on many pop promos and shot and co-directed a  documentary film and traveled extensively with a still and movie camera. A serious accident in 1995 meant Clare was out of action for the best part of a decade but she is now back at work, taking pictures and has recently completed a project  photographing the great and good in Media broadcasting, news  reporting and literature and is enjoying hanging out with grown-ups.

That being said she has, of late worked with Will Young, Dido, Natalie Imbruglia , Charlotte Church and Emma Bunting and still keeps her options open...................after all rock/music  photography is REALLY GOOD FUN!

Madness (MA001CLMU)

Madness

On the 'Our House' video shoot, Lee Thompson, the saxophonist always liked dressing-up as a woman and flying by the 'Kirby Wire' - fearless!

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Madness (MA003CLMU)

Madness

Madness on the 'Our House' video shoot.

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Clash, The (CL001CLMU)

The Clash

Paul Simonon of The Clash at their rehearsal rooms in 1980, just inside the gates of the British Rail Yard in Chalk Farm Road, Camden.

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La's, The (TLAS001CLMU)

The La's

Carl Smyth from Madness was working with them at Go-disc Records and we went to Liverpool to take some publicity shots.

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Paul Weller (PW001CLMU)

Paul Weller

Paul Weller, of the Style Council on the set of 'Jerusalem'- best forgotten really..........white chapstick, nice!

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Smiths, The (SM001CLMU)

The Smiths

Morrissey and Johnny Marr of The Smiths photographed just after they first signed to the legendary Rough Trade Records.

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Freddie Mercury onstage with Queen at the Brøndby Hallen, Copenhagen in 1977 on their A Day At The Races Tour

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The Clash on stage at the the first large scale Rock Against Racism/Anti Nazi League carnival at Victoria Park, April 1978.

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