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Howard Barlow

Howard works as a freelance photographer for the Daily and Sunday Telegraphs, The Guardian and The Observer. He worked exclusively for the Independent during its heyday in the late 80s' early 90s' and before that was a staff photographer on the Daily Mirror.

Howard began his career photographing the bands of the 70's and 80's with regular publications in NME, Melody Maker and Rolling Stone Magazine. His iconic images of The Ramones, Queen, Blondie and Iggy Pop are still regularly published around the world via Getty Images. In recent years his music commissions have included Elbow, Rufus Wainwright, Everything Everything and Foals.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and Chairman of its Visual Journalism/Documentary Distinctions Panel. Howard has won many top photographic awards including Kodak News Photographer of the Year. His photographs of Rock musicians started from his Art College days in the 70s' and span the last three decades.

Most of his early live band photographs have never before been published. Although now mainly a features photographer, Howard still gets opportunities to photograph musicians in a portrait style for the Observer and Guardian.

First and foremost, Howard is a photojournalist and corporate photographer, but he also undertakes select wedding commissions, documenting the couple's day with the same high standards that have kept him at the top of his profession for more than 30 years.

 

Queen (QN001HB)

Queen

Freddie Mercury and Brian May photographed on Queens first solo British tour on October 30th 1974 at Manchester’s Palace Theatre.

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The Ramones

Guitarist Johnny Ramone and vocalist Joey Ramone playing at Manchester’s Apollo Theatre in December 1977.

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Featured Prints

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Madonna

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

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The Beatles

The Beatles having fun at Cliveden House whilst taking a break from filming the comedy, Help in May 1965.

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The Beatles

Iconic photo of John Lennon with a flower in his eye, fondly known as 'Adoration'.

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The Ramones

Johnny Ramone’s super-fast ‘buzzsaw’ guitar had a huge impact on the punk scene and he could make a two-minute song sound like an epic.

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Iggy Pop

Cover artwork for Raw Power, Iggy Pop's iconic third studio album that was released in February 1973

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The Beatles

Photo shoot of the fab four taken at Sheriff Road, London in 1965

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Featured Artists

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Chuck Berry

So sad to hear of the passing of Chuck Berry, rock 'n' roll legend who influenced generations of great musicians

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The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones are an English rock band who were in the vanguard of the British music Invasion that became popular in the US in 1964–65.

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John Coltrane

John Coltrane is one of the most dominant influences on post-1960 jazz saxophonists and has inspired an entire generation of jazz musicians.

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Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen (Nicknamed "The Boss") is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and humanitarian.

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Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse was an English singer and songwriter known for her deep expressive contralto vocals and her eclectic mix of musical genres.

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Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra was an American singer, actor & producer who was one of the most popular & influential musical artists of the 20th century.

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Featured Collections

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Don Hunstein: In Focus

Celebrating the work of Columbia Records photographer Don Hunstein who has documented many of the 20th Century’s most important musicians.

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David Bowie Remembered

We remember the late, great David Bowie one year after his untimely passing. This collection captures his innovative, uncompromising genius

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Darkroom Prints

All our traditonal darkroom prints are hand printed from the original negative by a master printer to give them a crafted and unique feel

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Album Covers

Album covers can define a band almost as much as the music itself. Now you can put this great art on your wall as well as your turntable

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*Oasis DNA Exhibition: Manchester Central Library

An exhibition of iconic, personal and unseen images of Oasis taken by Jill Furmanovsky whilst working with the band during the mid-1990s.

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Shine On: Pink Floyd in Focus

Pink Floyd's sublime music of hope and despair, touches all nationalities and is as meaningful today as it was when conceived.

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