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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

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

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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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Pink Floyd

Inner sleeve artwork for Pink Floyd's album Wish You Were Here. The nude woman in the inner sleeve is absent from first viewing

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Pink Floyd

Alternative version cover art for Pink Floyd's fifth studio album Atom Heart Mother (known as Wire Cow - or Why A Cow?)

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Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen captured during The River Tour in 1981 at the Ahoy Arena in Rotterdam

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Madonna

Madonna in October 1982 photographed outside St Anthony's Church in New York.

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Oasis

This was taken during a break in filming the Oasis Wonderwall video.

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Squeeze

Squeeze are a British band formed in Depford, London in 1974 that came to prominence during the new wave period of the late 1970s.

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Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra was an American singer, actor & producer who was one of the most popular & influential musical artists of the 20th century.

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Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen (Nicknamed "The Boss") is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and humanitarian.

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Ian Dury

Ian Dury was an English rock and roll singer-songwriter, bandleader, artist, and actor who first rose to fame during the late 1970s.

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The Pretenders

The Pretenders, led by lead vocalist Chrissie Hynde, crossed the bridge between punk and pop with their melodic yet hard, spiky songs

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Cat Stevens

Cat Stevens (real name Yusuf Islam) is a British singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, humanitarian, and education philanthropist

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Featured Collections

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Mick Rock Limited Edition

All prints by Mick Rock are signed and printed in limited editions of 90 on Archival 260gsm Semi-Matt paper.

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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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***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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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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Folk & Country Collection

Welcome to our Folk & Country Print Collection - iconic images of the world's greatest artists from the past 50 years

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*Shine On: Pink Floyd in Focus*

Pink Floyd's sublime music of hope and despair, touches all nationalities and is as meaningful today as it was when conceived.

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