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Tony Mottram

Tony Mottram has been working in the music industry since the Eighties, with over 35 years experience as a professional photographer his images of bands and musicians were a regular feature of the British music press throughout the ‘80s and ‘90s, as well as being much in demand by many major UK record companies during the same period. The list of bands and artists that have appeared before his lens is immense, from AC/DC to ZZ Top.

Fresh out of college, Tony began his career at the Melody Maker under the wing of Jill Furmanovsky, before becoming a staff photographer at Sounds where he worked until late ’80s, before going fully freelance and starting his own studio.

As well as Sounds and Melody Maker, Tony has also been a regular and contributing photography for Pop Star Weekly, Kerrang, Noise, Punk Lives, No 1, Metal Hammer, Raw, Cyberia, Country Music International, Blues In Britain and Blueprint. His work has also appeared in nearly every major UK publication most notably TV Times, Elle, The Sunday Times and Vogue.

 

Pretenders, The (PR001TM)

The Pretenders

Taken during a break from travelling in the band's tour bus on its way to Bristol

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Prince (PC001TM)

Prince

Prince performing at his first ever UK gig at the Lyceum, London in 1981

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Prince (PC003TM)

Prince

June 1981 Prince performs live onstage at his first ever UK concert at the Lyceum, London

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R.E.M (RE001TM)

R.E.M.

R.E.M photographed for the UK press whilst on tour supporting The Police in 1983.

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Featured Prints

Bob Marley (BM002DC)

Bob Marley

Rare contact sheet by David Corio with a fantastic selection of images of Bob Marley performing in London in 1980.

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Queen (QN001JA)

Queen

Freddie Mercury onstage with Queen at the Brøndby Hallen, Copenhagen in 1977 on their A Day At The Races Tour

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Sex Pistols (SP001BG)

Sex Pistols

Punk icon Sid Vicious reading MAD magazine in Baton Rouge, Louisiana during the Sex Pistols one and only US tour in January 1978.

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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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Jimi Hendrix (JH001BW)

Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix after performing on Lulu's TV show in London in January 1969

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Madness (MA001JF)

Madness

This shoot of Madness in New York City in February 1980 was for Issue No.1 of a new magazine that developed cult status, The Face.

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Featured Artists

Madness

Madness

Madness are an English band from Camden Town, London & one of the most prominent bands of the late 70s & early 80s 2 Tone ska revival.

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Oasis

Oasis

Oasis were an English rock music band formed in Manchester in 1991, to date the band have sold over 70 million records worldwide.

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Madonna

Madonna

Madonna transcended the term 'pop star' into a global icon & is regarded as the most influential female recording artist of all time.

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Manchester Music

Manchester Music

Manchester is inextricably linked to its musical heritage. A city whose music is deeply rooted in its fabric

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AC/DC

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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Joy Division

Joy Division

Joy Division (originally named Warsaw), an English rock band formed in 1976 were one of the pioneers of the post-punk movement.

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Featured Collections

Rockarchive Edition 100

Rockarchive Edition 100

Edition 100 was created to give fans & collectors a chance to own classic, historical pictures of their favorite bands.

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The Rolling Stones Collection

The Rolling Stones Collection

The Rolling Stones have been entertaining audiences for more than 50 years. Our collections share the best images spanning their career

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Contact Sheets Collection

Contact Sheets Collection

Our contact sheet collection is a rare opportunity to look back at the hidden moments surrounding some of rocks most iconic images.

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Jazz & Blues Collection

Jazz & Blues Collection

Welcome to our Jazz & Blues Print Collection - over 50 years of iconic images of the world's greatest Jazz & Blues musicians

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Born In The USA

Born In The USA

The USA has given us many of the world's greatest music artists - we celebrate the best of the best

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***New Arrivals***

***New Arrivals***

Here are the very latest prints we have added to our collection. We hope you love them as much as we do.

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