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Steve Rapport

Steve was born a long time ago in Stepney, in the heart of London’s old East End. His photography career spanned the years 1981 to 1995, during which he was fortunate enough to work with many great musicians, bands and people.

His personal favourite photos would have to include the magnificent Bruce Springsteen at the Meadowlands, New Jersey (August 1984), the lovely Annie Lennox at the Churchill Hotel in London (April 1985), the charismatic Bono (somewhere in Ireland, winter of 1982), the enigmatic David Bowie on the set of Loving The Alien (March 1985), the inspirational Billy Bragg on 42nd Street in New York (September 1984), the heroic Nelson Mandela at Wembley Stadium (London, 1990), and the late, lecherous John Lee Hooker outside his home in Redwood City, California (November 1992).

Steve moved to Northern California in the summer of 1992. He quit full-time photography three years later, and in 2000 began a full-time career teaching Tae Kwon Do and Kickboxing at his own martial arts’ school in the SOMA area of San Francisco.

After buying an incredible Leica digital camera early in 2004 Steve finally found his muse again and began shooting pictures of the world around him.

 

David Bowie on the video shoot from Loving The Alien in 1985

David Bowie

David Bowie on the video shoot for 'Loving the Alien' at Meantime Studios, London in March 1985.

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David Bowie (DB002SR)

David Bowie

On the video shoot for 'Loving the Alien', the opening track from Bowie's 'Tonight' album

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Kate Bush (KB001SR)

Kate Bush

Kate Bush sitting in front of the grand piano in Studio 2 of the famous Abbey Road Studios, London in 1985

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Bruce Springsteen (BN001SR)

Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen performing at the opening of his Born in the USA Tour at Brendan Byrne Arena, New Jersey in 1984

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Annie Lennox, Eurythmics relaxing in a London hotel in 1985 photographed by Steve Rapport

Annie Lennox

This photo session was for No.1 Magazine (long since extinct) on a Eurythmics press day, they’d been doing interviews all day.

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Clash, The (CL001SR)

The Clash

Joe Strummer performing onstage during one of The Clash's legendary gigs at The Lyceum, London in October 1981

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Joe Strummer

Joe Strummer on Blackheath Common prior to the start of the 1983 London Marathon

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Clash, The (CL003SR)

The Clash

Mick Jones arms aloft, along with everything else, at the Brixton Fair Deal in July 1982

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Eurythmics (EU002SR)

Eurythmics

On the video shoot for their hit single 'There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart)"

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Iggy Pop

Iggy Pop enjoying a drink at the Horseshoe Bar in New York City's Alphabet City in June 1993

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Jam, The (JA005SR)

The Jam

Paul Weller relaxing in 1985

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Mark E. Smith (MES001SR)

Mark E. Smith

During their performance of 'Cash 'n' Carry', Mark shouted out, "It's surprsing how many friends you get when you play The Venue".

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Paul Weller (JA001SR)

Paul Weller

Suddenly, the house lights went down, a spotlight fell on Paul Weller, The Jam launched into a mesmerising version of That’s Entertainment

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Sonic Youth (SY001STDO)

Sonic Youth

Kim Gordon from Sonic Youth photographed by Steve Double on the New York City subway in April 1990.

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The Jam (JA004SR)

The Jam

Paul Weller during the soundcheck for The Jam's gig at the Michael Sobell Sports Centre in Finsbury Park, London

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