Fresh out of college, Tony worked with photographer legend Jill Furmanovsky, at Melody Maker - one of the UK’s best-loved music papers of its day.
Before long he became a staff photographer at Sounds, a tabloid-style music paper dedicated specifically to rock music – a publication that became a must-have for every rock fan in the UK.
As a result, Tony has a vast and exceptional archive of rock artists, including AC/DC, Whitesnake, Deep Purple, Tom Petty, Slade, Guns n’ Roses, Bon Jovi, Black Sabbath and Ozzy Osbourne.
Tony has also been a regular and contributing photographer to pretty much all the printed music media of its day. These were Pop Star Weekly, Kerrang, Noise, Punk Lives, Metal Hammer, Raw, Cyberia, Country Music International, Blues in Britain and Blueprint. Tony’s work has also appeared in mainstream media like TV Times, Elle, The Sunday Times, and Vogue.
Tony started his own studio in the late eighties, where he has been working as a freelance photographer ever since. His breath-taking work also includes pictures of Nelson Mandela, Prince, Eric Clapton, Johnny Cash, The Rolling Stones, BB King, Tom Jones, Queen, Alice Cooper, Wham, Marilyn Manson, Bob Marley, The Ramones, Pete Shelley and The Buzzcocks, The Who and Bruce Springsteen.
A consummate professional photographer, Tony has vast experience of the industry and is a fantastic addition to the collective, not just for his spectacular images, but for the wealth of knowledge and advice he brings.View Tony Mottram's rock photography