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Gerard McNamara

Gerard was born 1960 in Chelsea, London. Leaving school at 16 years old, he spent almost 25 years working in professional darkrooms based in Soho. The majority of work undertaken was related to the film and television industry. This often entailed working closely with some of the best film producers, directors, editors, animators, and in particular post production companies, creating film titles. In 1979 a meeting with a client, an American music photographer called Valerie Glendening inspired him to start photographing live bands.

Although a complete novice, armed with a new Olympus OMI camera, Gerard's first concert was the enchanting Kate Bush on her Tour of Life at the Hammersmith Odeon, May 1979. From that show came his first published photograph, which appeared in Smash Hits magazines, alongside the lyrics to Them Heavy People. Combining his regular job he continued to photograph many more bands into the early 80's including, Adam & the Ants, Blondie, The Specials, Iggy Pop, Bow Wow Wow, U2 and Siouxsie & The Banshees.

His photographs have been featured in various books and magazines such as, Mojo, Uncut, The Face, Smash Hits, NME, Record Mirror, Sounds, and New Music News, as well as appearing on posters and t-shirts.

Changing careers in the mid 90's he moved away from the photographic industry, but has recently returned to shooting live bands again as well as various entertainment events.

Adam and the Ants (AANT001GMCN)

Adam and the Ants

Adam and the Ants performing on stage on the 'Kings of the Wild Frontier' tour at the Lyceum Ballroom in 1980.

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Adam and the Ants (AANT002GMCN)

Adam and the Ants

This photo was taken on the 'Kings of the Wild Frontier' tour. Just as Adam Ant pauses an unusual but interesting lighting effect came on.

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Bauhaus (BAHA001GMCN)

Bauhaus

"Bauhaus were always an interesting band to photograph. With some extreme lighting conditions this gig proved to be somewhat challenging."

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Blondie, Debbie Harry 1980 Photo | Fine Art Print by Gerard McNamara

Blondie

Taken on the final night of the Blondie European Tour, a relaxed Debbie Harry awaiting her cue whilst the intro plays to the next song.

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Specials, The (SPEC001GMCN)

The Specials

This was a great night, one of the best gigs I went to. Being a Two Tone band I just had to shoot in black and white.

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Van Morrison performing at the Rainbow Theatre, London in July 1973.

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Paul Weller, from The Jam, dressing for a cover shoot for 'The Face' in London in March 1983

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

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David Bowie captured by Mick Rock whilst applying make-up in Scotland in 1973

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