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Jake Chessum

Jake Chessum grew up in Croydon, South London. After studying Graphic Design at Central Saint Martin's School of Art he started working as a photographer.

He was a regular contributor to The Face magazine throughout the 90s, capturing images of stars such as Beck, The Beastie Boys, Aaliyah, Quentin Tarantino, Tori Amos and Ice Cube near the start of their careers. Jake was part of a wave of British photographers who made an impact in New York at this time and he moved to the city permanently in 1999.

In his 30 year career Jake Chessum has worked for an impressive mix of editorial and advertising companies from all over the world and his clients include Apple TV+, IBM, Pentagram, T-Mobile, Levis, HSBC, Vanity Fair, The New York Times Magazine, Esquire, HBO amongst many others. His subjects have included David Bowie, Heath Ledger, Robin Williams, Nicole Kidman, Elisabeth Moss, Kirk Douglas, Barack Obama, Rupert Murdoch, Snoop Dogg, Bill Murray, Robert De Niro, Jay Z, Natalie Portman, Emma Stone, Martin Scorcese, amongst many, many others. He has published two books: The New York Look Book, in conjunction with New York Magazine. The best selling book chronicled stylish New Yorkers captured on the street, and a self-published title: Rubbish, which depicts discarded items on the street.

"I think the dream for me, is that you want to take a picture of someone that somehow defines them."- Jake Chessum

Amy Winehouse (AMYW001JAKE)

Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse captured in a Primrose Hill cafe during a photo shoot with Jake Chessum in February 2004.

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Amy Winehouse (AMYW002JAKE)

Amy Winehouse

Stunning image of Amy Winehouse taken in a North London launderette during a photo shoot in winter 2004.

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Amy Winehouse (AMYW003JAKE)

Amy Winehouse

February 2004, Amy Winehouse is captured in a launderette in Primrose Hill by Jake Chessum

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Amy Winehouse (AMYW004JAKE)

Amy Winehouse

Candid black & white photograph of Amy Winehouse taken in Camden, London in February 2004

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Amy Winehouse (AMYW005JAKE)

Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse all wrapped up on a freezing day on Primrose Hill in February 2004.

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Amy Winehouse (AMYW006JAKE)

Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse at home in her flat in Camden Town in February 2004

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Amy Winehouse (AMY007JAKE)

Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse photographed by Jake Chessum in her favourite greasy spoon in Primrose Hill in 2004

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Amy Winehouse (AMYW008JAKE)

Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse captured during a photoshoot with Jake Chessum in North London early in 2004

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Amy Winehouse (AMYW009JAKE)

Amy Winehouse

Jake Chessum photographed Amy Winehouse alongside a baby blue guitar in the iconic Blustons store in Kentish Town in February 2004

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Amy Winehouse (AMYW010JAKE)

Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse photographed in an amusement arcade in Kentish Town in February 2004.

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Beastie Boys (BBOYS001JAKE)

Beastie Boys

Beastie Boys captured during a photo shoot for The Face Magazine taken in Los Angeles in Mike D's backyard in April 1994.

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David Boei (DB001JAKE)

David Bowie

David Bowie captured during a photo shoot for Tatler magazine in Fulham, London in May 1995

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David Bowie (DB002JAKE)

David Bowie

Beautiful candid, natural shot of David Bowie taken by Jake Chessum in London in winter 2005.

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JAY-Z (JAYZ001JAKE)

JAY-Z

JAY-Z photographed by Jake Chessum during a photo shoot in New York in November 2006

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JAY-Z (JAYZ002JAKE)

JAY-Z

JAY-Z caught relaxing in the make-up chair during the break in a photo shoot in New York in 2006.

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Radiohead (RD001JAKE)

Radiohead

Thom Yorke photographed for an interview with Spin Magazine at the Tower Theatre, Philadelphia in May 2006

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Radiohead (RD002JAKE)

Thom Yorke

Thom Yorke captured in one of the coridors of the Tower Theatre, Philadelphia whilst promoting his solo album 'The Eraser' in 2006

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Radiohead (RD003JAKE)

Radiohead

Radiohead's Thom Yorke photographed in Philadelphia by Jake Chessum for Spin Magazine in 2006 whilst promoting his solo album 'The Eraser'.

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Soundgarden (SOUND001JAKE)

Soundgarden

Chris Cornell from Soundgarden captured in Toronto, Canada in September 2011.

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Featured Prints

Led Zeppelin (LZ001MPUT)

Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin performing at Madison Square Garden, New York, USA 1977.

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Leonard Cohen (LC002JF)

Leonard Cohen

Jill Furmanovsky recalls, "This was a typical music press session - probably for Sounds. The journalist and ‘snapper’, me, at a posh hotel.

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Specials, The (SPEC002PHGR)

The Specials

A packed house of rude boys and girls bouncing on the sprung dance floor of The Palais made it difficult to hold a camera steady.

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The Cure, 1980 by Jill Furmanovsky

The Cure

The Cure on the road in Holland and Belgium during their 1980 'Seventeen Seconds' tour.

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Clash, The (CL001MOHO)

The Clash

Limited edition of Morgan Howell's original painting of the cover of The Clash '(White Man) in Hammersmith Palais vinyl single

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Amy Winehouse (AMYW001HOPA)

Amy Winehouse

Stunning Horace Panter portrait of Amy Winehouse commissioned by The Amy Winehouse Foundation.

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Featured Artists

Nick Cave

Nick Cave

Referred to as rock music's 'Prince of Darkness', Nick Cave's music is characterised by emotional intensity & a wide variety of influences.

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Specials, The

The Specials

The Specials are an English 2 Tone and ska revival band, their music combines a ska and rocksteady beat with punk's energy and attitude.

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Oasis

Oasis

Oasis were an English rock music band formed in Manchester in 1991, to date the band have sold over 70 million records worldwide.

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David Bowie

David Bowie

David Bowie was a leading figure in popular music for over five decades & regarded by critics & musicians as a true innovator.

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Siouxsie and The Banshees

Siouxsie and The Banshees

Siouxsie and the Banshees were an English 70's punk band formed in London & became an important influence on the emerging gothic rock scene.

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Sex Pistols

Sex Pistols

The Sex Pistols were an English punk rock band formed in 1975. Without them popular culture in the last 30+ years would be very different.

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Featured Collections

***New Arrivals***

***New Arrivals***

Here are the very latest prints we have added to our collection. We hope you love them as much as we do.

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Morgan Howell Print Collection

Morgan Howell Print Collection

Artist Morgan Howell's paintings of record sleeves have become cult classics. We are delighted to introduce a range of his affordable prints

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Jill Furmanovsky Collection

Jill Furmanovsky Collection

Jill Furmanovsky is one of the greatest ever rock & roll photographers with a huge archive of iconic shots of the world's best music artists

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

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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Contact Sheets Print Collection

Contact Sheets Print Collection

Our contact sheet print collection is a rare opportunity to look back at the hidden moments surrounding some of rocks most iconic images.

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Michael Putland Collection

Michael Putland Collection

When it comes to rock photography Michael Putland has done it all, having shot the biggest name in rock & pop from Abba to Zappa.

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