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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

"I met Debbie Harry at a late night party somewhere in Islington, London. She was with a friend of mine from New York."

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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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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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Pink Floyd

David Gilmour in Studio 3, (one of the smaller Abbey Road studios.) The band were recording Have a Cigar that day.

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Tom Jones

Tom Jones performing on the eve of Latitude Festival in July 2010. He showcased his new album of blues and gospel songs, ‘Praise And Blame’

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Bob Dylan

A very early set of images taken by Don for promotion of Bob Dylan's first album, titled 'Bob Dylan', released on March 19, 1962.

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Bruce Springteen

Bruce Springsteen onstage at Ahoy, Rotterdam during The River Tour in 1981

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David Bowie

Contact sheet taken from the photo shoot for Aladdin Sane

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Featured Artists

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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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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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AC/DC

AC/DC are an Australian rock band, formed in 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young. they have dubbed their music simply "rock and roll".

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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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Alan Parsons

Alan Parsons is an English audio engineer, songwriter, musician, and record producer as well as his own group, the Alan Parsons Project.

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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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Storm Thorgerson AV40

Storm Thorgerson AV40 or 'Alternate Versions 40' comprises of a series of images that are alternate versions of original album art.

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Photographers Limited Edtions

These are a selected prints assigned into limited edition runs. Once all the prints have been sold they will no longer be available.

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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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