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Eugene Adebari (1960-2008)

Eugene Adebari's work instantly touches an emotional chord in you in the same way that the very best of photographic portrait work does. It has a very special quality of intimacy and intensity that could be expressed as a contradiction in terms - 'hard-hitting sensitivity'. It is dependent on an enviable level of trust he has earned from his subjects, portraying them in a thoughtful and intimate fashion. Brandt could. Bailey and Liebovitz can.
 
Largely self-taught, having joined the internationally renowned agency Rex at the age of 16 as a tea boy, Eugene developed his career in the classic fashion from the ground up.
 
For his first shoot, Adebari was commissioned to photograph Marvin Gaye in Los Angeles, which led directly to a portrait session with Michael Jackson during the Billie Jean campaign and he has never looked back.
 
Eugene went on to photograph major music events, including Live Aid and many of the world's most successful, prolific and famous artists. His informal yet intimate approach to portraiture led to him to being specially commissioned by performers such as Madonna, Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, INXS and Michael Jackson to spend time documenting their travels on the road with unprecedented access. His works have appeared in hundreds of publications worldwide, including Rolling Stone, Time Magazine, NME, Vogue, GQ, Spin, US, Sunday Times Magazine, Q, Elle and CNN. Eugene's work also encompassed film and he visited film sets as a 'specials' photographer, documenting the making of movies and shooting images for film posters. He was currently working on a major project shooting in Kerala in India.
 
"I've had the fantastic opportunity and good fortune to photograph some of the most talented and interesting personalities and have often been lucky enough to have the access to capture them in unusual, informal and casual situations".
 
Eugene Adebari 1960 - 2008

Madonna (MN001EA)

Madonna

Backstage at the video shoot for the hit single 'You'll See' shot in Spain, October 1995

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Rolling Stones, The (RS001EA)

The Rolling Stones

Rolling Stones onstage on their celebrated Steel Wheels Tour in Los Angeles in October 1989

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Rolling Stones, The (RS002EA)

The Rolling Stones

Mick Jagger & Keith Richards performing onstage during The Rolling Stones 1989 Steel Wheels Tour in October 1989.

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Rolling Stones, The (RS004EA)

The Rolling Stones

Los Angeles October 1989, Keith Richards performs onstage on The Rolling Stones Steel Wheels Tour

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Rolling Stones, The (RS005EA)

The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones 'take a bow' at the end of their Los Angeles concert during their Steel Wheels Tour in 1989

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Rolling Stones, The (RS009EA)

The Rolling Stones

Keith Richards performing at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in 1989 during The Rolling Stones Steel Wheel Tour

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Rolling Stones, The (RS010EA)

The Rolling Stones

Charlie Watts onstage with the Rolling Stones in LA 1989 during their highly regarded Steel Wheels Tour

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Adam Ant (AANT001JF)

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Adam Ant photographed by Jill Furmanovsky during a cover shoot for The Face magazine in February 1981

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Jimi Hendrix at the Melody Maker Pop Awards 1967

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U2 on top of a hotel roof in Cork, Ireland on a cold February morning in 1980

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Patti Smith photographed in the Netherlands in January 1980

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Alternative artwork by Storm Thorgerson for Pink Floyd's Division Bell

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