After leaving Manchester as a callow youth, Tony Barratt completed a BA in Photography in that there London. After a few years working for the now defunct Melody Maker, he graduated to the hallowed halls of the N.M.E. and became...A.J.Barratt!
He'd love to say this was a romantic gesture, but unfortunately there was a food photographer of the same name, and he got sick of turning down the opportunity to photograph spaghetti bolognese!
His work was syndicated world wide and he worked for many record companies along the way. On taking his work to the aforementioned Melody Maker, he was given some sage advice. 'It’s not all glamour you know, often it's making a silk purse out of a sows ear'. How true.View Tony Barratt's rock photography