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Sheila Rock

Sheila Rock was born in the United States and has lived and worked in London since 1970. Since 1979, she has had a successful career photographing the entertainment and music industry. Subjects include artists such as Sting, Paul Weller, Enya, Yossou N’Dour, Sinead O’Connor, Placido Domingo, Bryn Terfel, Sir Simon Rattle and institutions such the Royal Opera and the Royal Ballet in London.

The FACE magazine in the 1980s launched her career. Her editorial work has since appeared in German Vogue, Elle, Glamour, Architectural Digest, The London Sunday Times, French Spoon, The Telegraph Magazine, Irish Tatler, Brides magazines.

She has had recent solo exhibitions at the June Bateman Gallery in NYC, the Photographers Gallery London. and the Blue Tulip Gallery, Windsor. Previous exhibitions in London, England, include ICONS OF POP at the National Portrait Gallery and THE PHOTOGRAPHERS CUT 1960-2000- the Rock n Roll Years - at the Proud Gallery. Her work is in the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery.

In her music career Shelia was known for photographing leading entertainment and music industry artists in both Classical and Pop/Rock. For many years she did press and publicity for institutions such as the Royal Opera and the Royal Ballet and the Barbican London.

Shelia's current work is more personal photographs, recently published in a series of books available as images in galleries.

 

Blondie (BL001SH)

Blondie

Blondie were in London for just one day on their second British Tour playing at The Rainbow Theatre, Finsbury Park.

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Blondie (BL002SH)

Blondie

Debbie Harry from Blondie captured at photographer Sheila Rock's flat in Holland Park, London in 1977. Her dress matched with the curtains.

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Clash, The (CL001SH)

The Clash

"I met them at their ICA gig in 1976 and went to Chalk Farm to photograph them soon afterwards. They had iconic status even then."

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Clash, The (CL002SH)

The Clash

The Clash outside the Roundhouse, Camden , London 1976 taking a break from their busy rehearsal schedule.

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Clash, The (CL003SH)

The Clash

"I photographed them quite a lot around 1976/77 and then a few times later on in 1982, when the cool punk band had become a cool rock band."

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Jam, The (JA001SH)

The Jam

Paul Weller onstage with The Jam during a gig at the Friars, Aylesbury in June 1978.

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John Lydon (LY001SH)

John Lydon

John Lydon formerly with The Sex Pistols photographed in November 1980 in Shepherds Bush, London during the PiL days for Face Magazine

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John Lydon (SP001SH)

John Lydon

John Lydon aka Johnny Rotten, formerly with the Sex Pistols, captured in a red coat in London in 1980

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Sinead O'Connor (SO001SH)

Sinead O'Connor

It was just before ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ and I didn’t know much about her. She was confident and had strong ideas.

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Siouxsie and The Banshees (SS001SH)

Siouxsie and The Banshees

Photographed for the Face Magazine. She is so photogenic and striking I put these elements together.

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U2 (UT001SH)

U2

U2 (Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton & Larry Mullen Jnr) on a beach in Cork, Ireland in February 1980

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Nick Cave (NC001ELLI)

Nick Cave

Nick Cave photographed at the Neo Hotel, Brighton in October 2005

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Pink Floyd (PF016JF)

Pink Floyd

David Gilmour taking a quiet moment backstage, during the Dark Side of the Moon tour 1974.

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Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash during a recording session at the Columbia Records 30th Street Studios in New York City in October 1959.

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Foo Fighters (FOOF002AW)

Foo Fighters

Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters backstage before a gig at the Student Union Bar, University of London Union in August 2002.

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Elton John

Elton John at his rented house in Los Angeles prior to his career-defining sellout concerts at Dodger Stadium.

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The Clash

Joe Strummer (lying on floor) & Mick Jones performing live onstage on their 'Sort It Out' Tour at the Paradiso, Amsterdam.

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