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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

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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Pink Floyd (PFLO004ST)

Pink Floyd

Cover art for the live single of Wish You Were Here. 'What you see is what you get - two lost souls, swimming in a fish bowl'

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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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Oasis (OA037JF)

Oasis

Noel and Liam take a break from recording in a pub near Abbey Road. The atmosphere between them had been tense in the preceding weeks

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Dizzy Gillespie (DIZZ001FRAN)

Dizzy Gillespie

Dizzy Gillespie playing in Newport, Rhode Island in 1966

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Bob Marley (BM002RF)

Bob Marley

Bob Marley relaxing with friends and family after a show in Houston, Texas in 1976

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Featured Artists

U2

U2

U2 are an Irish rock band from Dublin. Formed in 1976, the group are one of the world's best-selling music artists of all time.

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Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd are currently getting set for the 'Their Mortal Remains' exhibition at the V&A - Check out our range of images for sale.

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Nina Simone

Nina Simone

Nina Simone was an American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger & civil rights activist who worked in a broad range of musical styles.

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Jam, The

The Jam

The Jam were an English punk rock/mod revival band active during the late 1970s and early 1980s. They were formed in Woking, Surrey.

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Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix was an American rock guitarist, singer, songwriter & arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music.

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Nirvana

Nirvana

Nirvana were an American rock music band formed by Kurt Cobain & Krist Novoselic, they were considered the 'flagship band' of Generation X.

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Featured Collections

Arthur Rosato Bob Dylan Collection

Arthur Rosato Bob Dylan Collection

We are delighted to share our brand new collection of Bob Dylan prints by photographer Arthur Rosato taken in 1980 during the 'Gospel Years'

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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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***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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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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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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Folk & Country Collection

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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