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Syd Shelton

Syd Shelton began his photography practice in 1972, following a move down under to Australia. In Sydney he worked as a freelance photo-journalist for newspapers such as Nation Review, The Age, and Digger. In 1975 Syd had a solo exhibition of his photographs, ‘Working Class Heroes’ in Sydney. In 1976 he returned to home London and became a member of the Rock Against Racism team capturing one of the most intriguing and contradictory political periods in British post war history.

Simultaneously he established the design partnership  ‘Hot Pink Heart/Red Wedge Graphics’ which evolved into the current  design agency ‘Graphicsi’. During the 1980s, as well as producing photographs for the music press, and graphics for the public and private sector, Syd co-edited, and was art director of, a series of photographic books that includes the award winning Day in the Life of London, and Ireland: A Week in the Life of a Nation.

Syd is currently co-director of Graphicsi, London, designing work for clients ranging from multi-national corporations and public bodies to community groups and individuals.

 

Clash, The (CL001SSHE)

The Clash

Mick Jones & Paul Simonon backstage in London, 1977. “This was taken at a gig in London but I can’t remember the venue, nor can Mick Jones."

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Clash, The (CL002SSHE)

The Clash

The Clash on stage at the the first large scale Rock Against Racism/Anti Nazi League carnival at Victoria Park, April 1978.

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Elvis Costello ( EL001SSHE)

Elvis Costello

Elvis Costello & The Attractions headline at the Rock Against Racism concert in Brockwell Park, Brixton in September 1978

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Pete Townshend (PTOW001SSHE)

Pete Townshend

'Southall Kids are Innocent'

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Tom Robinson (TOMR001SSHE)

Tom Robinson

Tom Robinson onstage at the Rock against Racism concert at Victoria Park, London in April 1978

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Undertones, The (UN001SSHE)

The Undertones

This was a pub gig in Chester for 'Sounds'. I remember it was complete mayhem and I had to physically fight to get any shots at all.

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Undertones, The (UN002SSHE)

The Undertones

This street shot, was around the corner from the awful B&B where we all stayed for the crazy violent pub gig.

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Elton John (EJON001ABAL)

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

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Nirvana

Nirvana photographed outside the Dalmacia Hotel in Shepherd's Bush, London on a cold October morning in 1990.

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Rory Gallagher

Rory was soft-spoken, kind of a shy, and he really liked the gesture of bringing him a flower, he held it as he spoke to me.

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Nick Cave

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

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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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