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William Ellis

William Ellis is at the vanguard of music photographers and is widely recognised as having created an important document of the contemporary jazz scene in Africa, Europe and The Americas. His contribution to the culture was recognised by the American Jazz Museum in Kansas City when he was invited to produce the Inaugural International Exhibition in 2005, and where he returned in 2008 to present his work in 'Jazz in Black and White: Bebop and Beyond'.
 
Ellis' work has been exhibited at international festivals and galleries in the U.K. and throughout the world including Amsterdam, Bremen, Cape Town, Havana, The Hague, Hong Kong, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, Orlando, Penang, Toronto and Utrecht.
 
His images have been used in the JAM (Jazz Appreciation Month) Outreach program in the United States initiated by the Smithsonian Institution and many of his pictures are in private collections worldwide - including those of the musicians with whom he has worked with.

His work still continues today, shooting front of house and backstage at the world's legendary clubs and festivals. William's' insightful portraits, telling performance and exquisite still life images play their part in creating the visual heritage of today's international music scene.

 

Al Foster (ALFO001WELL)

Al Foster

William Ellis recalls, "I was very lucky with the light - just enough from the spots overhead to bounce off the snare onto Al's face."

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Herbie Hancock ( HHAN001WELL)

Herbie Hancock

Herbie Hancock at a soundcheck prior to his performance at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester in November 2008

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Max Roach (MAXR001WELL)

Max Roach

Max Roach performing at the Glasgow International Jazz Festival in July 1994

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Pat Metheny (PATM001WELL)

Pat Metheny

Arriving at sound check as he was running through his guitars, between instruments, I introduced myself and asked if I might take some pics

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Roy Hargrove (ROYH001WELL)

Roy Hargrove

He never seems to stop playing - minutes later he was leading his band up to the stage and was still playing as he walked off afterwards.

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Featured Prints

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Madonna

Backstage at the video shoot for the hit single 'You'll See' shot in Spain, October 1995

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Frank Zappa

Frank Zappa captured in a hotel in Sussex in June 1970, holding the artwork for the latest Mothers of Invention album

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Bruce Springteen

Bruce Springsteen onstage at Ahoy, Rotterdam during The River Tour in 1981

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Tom Jones

Tom Jones performing on the eve of Latitude Festival in July 2010. He showcased his new album of blues and gospel songs, ‘Praise And Blame’

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Bob Dylan

A very early set of images taken by Don for promotion of Bob Dylan's first album, titled 'Bob Dylan', released on March 19, 1962.

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Pink Floyd

David Gilmour in Studio 3, (one of the smaller Abbey Road studios.) The band were recording Have a Cigar that day.

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Sex Pistols

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Tom Waits

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AC/DC

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The Who

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Featured Collections

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Don Hunstein: In Focus

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Shine On: Pink Floyd in Focus

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*Oasis DNA Exhibition: Manchester Central Library

An exhibition of iconic, personal and unseen images of Oasis taken by Jill Furmanovsky whilst working with the band during the mid-1990s.

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Storm Thorgerson AV40

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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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Album Covers

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