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Richard Matthews

Richard Matthews grew up in the 70’s and 80’s and soon became immersed in punk and new wave music. His first few assignments were photographing Bow Wow Wow and the Thompson Twins for the University Ents magazine. Distracted by this and having failed his first year exams, he then enrolled on a degree in Photography, Film and Television at Harrow College in Middlesex, during which time he managed to combine a love of photography and music by blagging his way into many gigs and events.

During those years he captured many great bands including The Smiths, The Clash, Miles Davis, Slade, Echo & Bunnymen, The Damned & Pete Burns. We are delighted to add a selection of Richard's work to our collection. Richard has not previously been published and so many of his images are being seen here for the first time.

Johnny Marr (SM001RIMA)

Johnny Marr

Johnny Marr playing his Rickenbacker guitar at the 'Jobs for A Change' Festival at Jubilee Gardens, London in June 1984

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Johnny Marr (SM002RIMA)

Johnny Marr

Johnny Marr onstage with The Smiths at the GLC's Jobs For Change free music festival in the summer of 1984.

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Morrissey (SM003RIMA)

Morrissey

Morrissey performing at the GLC's 'Jobs for a Change' Festival on London's South Bank

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Featured Prints

Ramones, The (RA002DC)

The Ramones

Energetic contact sheet of The Ramones performing at the Hammersmith Odeon, London in 1980

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Beatles, The (TB005WHIT)

The Beatles

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

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Bob Dylan (BD002ROSA)

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan hanging out on the streets of Portland, Orgeon prior to performing there as part of his Gospel Tour in January 1980.

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Oasis (OA038JF)

Oasis

I was asked to shoot a band session at Abbey Road, about a month after the media furore that was going on at the time.

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Pink Floyd (PF005CP)

Pink Floyd

The original Pink Floyd line-up on their first ever photo shoot in Ruskin Park, London

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Beatles, The (TB001ALBY)

The Beatles

John Lennon performing at Madison Square Gardens, New York in August 1972

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Featured Artists

Liam Gallagher

Liam Gallagher

Liam Gallagher is best known as the charismatic, self-assured front man of Manchester Britpop band Oasis.

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Kate Bush

Kate Bush

Catherine Bush is an English singer-songwriter, musician and record producer, known for her eclectic and experimental music.

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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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Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash was known for his deep, calm bass-baritone voice and a trademark look, which earned him the nickname "The Man in Black"

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Clash, The

The Clash

The Clash were an English punk rock band that formed in 1976 as part of the original wave of British punk.

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Rolling Stones, The

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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David Bowie Remembered

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Contact Sheets Collection

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The Duffy Archive Collection

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Jill Furmanovsky Collection

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Great Prints for £250 or less

Great Prints for £250 or less

Check out our great range of authentic fine art photographic prints available for £250 or less.

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