Steve Banks has been an award winning photographer, photojournalist and photographic designer for over 30 years. Over the years, his work has been seen in leading magazines and newspapers as well as multiple television series and documentaries. Steve’s work is also included in permanent collections of many world famous museums such as The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Museum and the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. His critically acclaimed 1994 book Janis’ Garden Party is considered the ultimate in black and white documentary photography. As a noted concert and club photographer, Steve has won numerous awards throughout his long career.




Jay Blakesberg is a San Francisco-based photographer and video director whose career spans over 30 years. He began his career photographing live music events he attended. After moving to the Bay Area in the mid-1980s he became the house photographer at the rock club The I-Beam on Haight Street and began to photograph the birth of the alternative rock movement. He photographed his first assignment for Rolling Stone in 1987, and since then has shot for them over 300 times. In the 1990s Blakesberg was constantly shooting for print magazines and record companies, creating a photographic archive of 30 years of music icons. After securing a book deal to release a coffee table book of his Grateful Dead archives in 2002, Blakesberg was inspired to create his own book publishing company, Rock Out Books. Starting in the summer of 2007, he began to produce and direct live concert videos for numerous festivals and artists. Blakesberg continues to document Rock and Roll culture through photographs and video.




Adrian Boot, one of Britain’s best known music photographers, began his career in the early 1970’s freelancing for NME, Melody Maker, The Times, The Guardian and The Face. After becoming the staff photographer for Melody Maker, Boot went on to photograph some of the most famous faces in music. His collection ranges from Bob Marley to the Sex Pistols. He has worked across the globe on a wide variety of projects for Live Aid (Nelson Mandela- Freedom at 70), Roger Water’s The Wall in Berlin, Greenpeace in the Soviet Union, ORBIS in Africa, The British Council in Iraq and Jordan and The Grateful Dead in Egypt. One of his largest ongoing worldwide projects is with Island Records. Adrian’s work has been published twice with Michael Thomas, as well as in five other projects in collaboration with Chris Salewicz. Under the partnership Exhibit-A, Boot has produced and designed multiple exhibitions. Over the last ten years, Boot has become more involved in the fusion of computer technology, photography, film, DVD, and internet technology as the co-founder of Urban Image.




David Burnett has been photographing the world for more than 35 years. He began as a photojournalist for Time, Life and the French photo agency Gamma. In 1976 he co-founded Contact Press Images in New York. Through this, he travelled extensively working for major magazines. Burnett first photographed Bob Marley in 1976 while on assignment for Time Magazine in Jamaica. He continued to photograph Marley on tour throughout Europe during the spring of 1977. Over 200 of these images were published in Burnett’s book Soul Rebel: An Intimate Portrait of Bob Marley in Jamaica and Beyond. Burnett’s work with Marley showcased a previously unseen look at Marley’s personal life, as well as showcasing a broad array of emerging reggae talents. He has earned numerous awards for his photojournalism and was named one of the “100 Most Important People in Photography” by American Photo.




Marc Canter began his career documenting his best friend, Guns n’ Roses guitarist Slash, and his rise as a rock guitarist. Canter found himself front and center documenting the genesis of the next great rock and roll band of the era. He was an official photographer for Guns n’ Roses in 1985 and 1986, where he photographed their first fifty gigs. He assisted and supported the band with filers, ads, demos, equipment and friendship. His photographs appear in the album artwork of “Appetite for Destruction” and “Live Era 87-93”. Canter released his book Reckless Road in 2007, which featured over 1000 previously unseen photos of Guns n’ Roses. His photos have been featured on television and in magazines around the world.




Ed Caraeff is a photographer, illustrator and and graphic designer. He has art directed, photographed and designed hundreds of album covers for numerous artists including Elton John, Tom Waits and Dolly Parton. His work is included in the permanent collection of The Rock and Roll Hall of fame and has been featured on the covers of numerous magazines. His legendary photo of Jimi Hendrix burning his guitar onstage at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967 is widely considered to be one of the most iconic rock and roll photographs of all time. It is the only photo to ever appear on the cover of Rolling Stone twice.





Danny Clinch has established himself as one of the premier photographers of the popular music scene. He has photographed many artists, such as Johnny Cash, Tupac Shakur, Bjork and Bruce Springsteen. His work has appeared in numorous publications, such as Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, The New Yorker and The New York Times Magazine. After branching into video work, Clinch was nominated for a Grammy Award for directing the video portion for Springsteen’s Devils and Dust dual disc release. Clinch has presented work in many galleries and published two books Discovery Inn (1998) and When the Iron Bird Flies (2000), which documented the Tibetan Freedom Concerts between 1996 and 1999. 




David Corio began his professional career in 1978 covering a wide range of music and portraiture for multiple magazines. After working as a music writer for City Limits, he became a freelance photographer for publications such as The Daily Telegraph, The Times, and Theatre Royal Stratford. His photographs have been exhibited worldwide and published in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, The Telegraph and more. In 1999 Corio released The Black Chord, a comprehensive collection of his photographs of black musicians. He went on to release other books of his works with subjects ranging from prehistoric standing stones of England and Wales to haute couture accessories.





Chris Cuffaro’s photography career spans over 35 years. He began by shooting local rock shows in Northern California. After moving to Los Angeles in the early 1980s, he began to work with a succession of top musical artists, such as George Michael, Iggy Pop and Nirvana. His photos bring a new level of emotional depth to photography, capturing the “real” person behind the “famous” face. His photos have appeared on the covers of more than 300 record albums and CDs and were regularly featured in multiple publications, such as Rolling Stone, Spin and Musician.




Kevin Cummins is one of the world’s most venerated music and portrait photographers. After studying photography for four years in Salford, Kevin embarked on a career that was to encompass a wide range of photographic work. The burgeoning punk scene in Manchester dominated his early work and he quickly became one of the premier documentary photographers of the era. He then started working with Manchester’s prestigious Royal Exchange Theatre and was soon in demand by major theatre companies across the UK, most notably: The Royal Opera House, The Royal Northern Ballet, The Liverpool Playhouse and The Oxford Playhouse. Kevin was instrumental in establishing City Life, Manchester’s ‘what’s on’ guide and was a founding contributor to The Face, the influential style magazine where he won an award for Magazine Cover of the Year. Since moving to London in 1987, Kevin has contributed to many major UK publications, including: The Times, The Observer, The Guardian, Esquire, Maxim, Elle, Vogue, Mojo, FourFourTwo, Sleaze Nation and The Big Issue. He spent 10 years as the chief photographer for New Musical Express – the world’s biggest selling rock weekly – where his award-winning pictures were a major contributing factor in the rise of the Madchester and Cool Britannia scenes. His work can be seen gracing many record sleeves and book jackets and he regularly contributes to publications worldwide.




Nalinee Darmrong first listened to The Smiths as a teenager in 1984. A friend gave her a cassette tape containing the music of the then-emerging British band. Soon after, she attended the Washington D.C. stop of their “Meat is Murder” tour. The next morning, after waiting outside their hotel for autographs, Darmrong and her friends met the band. This marked the beginning of her friendship with The Smiths. For two years she followed and photographed the band during their “Meat is Murder” and “The Queen is Dead” tours.  In writing about her experiences with the band, Darmrong said "Traveling home, I remember feeling so incredibly lucky and grateful and also dumbstruck by how magical the last year had been for me. I feel that sentiment even more strongly today, and will never have any regrets, deciding to boldly go where I had never gone before." Three decades later, Darmrong has assembled her photographs of the now-legendary group, a majority of which have never been published before, for her new book The Smiths (Rizolli Publications).




Steven Dewall has worked for more than 15 years in professional editorial and commercial photography. He has produced portraits of a wide variety of well known artists, authors and entertainers. He is deeply passionate about music and uses that to develop concepts that capture the essence of the artists he photographs. Dewall worked as the Director of Photography at Filter and Mean Magazine as well as the staff photographer for New Times Los Angeles. His work has appeared in numerous publications, such as Rolling Stone, Spin, Entertainment Weekly and The Village Voice.




Ian Dickson began photographing rock stars in 1972. Over the years, his work has appeared in Rolling Stone, NME, Vox, Q and more. After holding his first exhibitions in London and around Europe, a selection of his work was shown at the MTV Awards in Berlin, the Brit Awards at Alexandra Palace and the World Music Awards in Monte Carlo and Copenhagen. He has been recognized by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and had multiple photographs added to their museum. A book of his punk photographs entitled Flash Bang Wallop! was published in 2000.




With fellow photographers David Bailey and Terence Donovan, Brian Duffy was a key player in London’s Swinging Sixties, a culture of high fashion, debauchery,  and celebrity chic. Socializing with actors, pop stars, and royalty, they represented a new breed of photographer and found themselves elevated to celebrity status. Legendary fashion photographer Norman Parkinson called the Londoners the Black Trinity because the group operated by few rules and broke the rest. Duffy has worked for numerous legendary publications, including Vogue, Glamour Magazine, Esquire, The Observer, and The Sunday Times. Duffy claimed that he did some of his best work working with French Elle. Duffy was also a highly successful commercial advertising photographer shooting award-winning campaign for both Benson & Hedges and Smirnoff in the 1970s.

Brian Duffy spent the period of 1972 through 1980 creating some of the best-known images in his body of work with his subject and creative partner, David Bowie. In 1973, Duffy shot and art directed one of the most recognizable images in pop culture: David Bowie with his eyes closed, face adorned with a rainbow flash of lightning, which graced the cover of Bowie’s sixth album, Aladdin Sane. Duffy’s eldest son, Chris Duffy, reflects on his father’s most famous image of Bowie, “It has become a cultural icon. Several years ago, I started calling it the Mona Lisa of Pop. I think it is quite befitting – there isn’t really an image that is as ubiquitous. It’s been used on fridge magnets, caps, calendars, t-shirts, lighters, beer mats and it is quite extraordinary.”

Shortly after Brian Duffy’s passing in 2010, the BBC commissioned a documentary on Duffy’s life and work. Since then, his work has been exhibited in numerous museums around the world.  In 2012, the Victoria and Albert Museum requested use of the original Aladdin Sane record cover dye transfer print for their ‘British Design 1948-2012’ cultural exhibition. In 2013, the Museum approached the archive for use of the newly released ‘Eyes Open’ version as the lead image for the ‘David Bowie is‘ exhibition. The best-selling exhibition has since been on a worldwide tour since its inception at the Museum in 2013 and has travelled to nine venues in countries including Canada, France, Germany, Holland, Australia, Brazil, Japan, and Spain. The V&A has recently announced that it has surpassed 1.5 million visitors to its landmark ‘David Bowie is‘ exhibition, making it the most-visited show in the Museum’s 164-year history.

The value of the signed photographs have significantly increased as The Duffy Archive has sold through the editions. These original, limited-edition works have become an astute investment for fine art collectors. Silver gelatin prints are all personally printed by Chris Duffy who worked as Duffy’s printer and assistant from 1973 to 1980 before launching his own photographic career.

All archival pigment ink prints are printed on archival Fuji Baryte 310 gram paper and are available up to 44x44 inches.

Each limited edition print has an accompanying certificate which describes the print paper and size, the print number and size of the edition. All prints are signed and authenticated on the rear by Chris Duffy.




Deborah Feingold began her photography career teaching troubled youth in a Boston prison. Her belief in the power of the camera as a tool for self-expressions and communication helped establish her decades long career photographing the most prominent names in American culture. Her first major assignment was to shoot jazz icon Chet Baker for the Artist House record label. She was then hired as the New York liaison for Musician magazine, where she photographed music legends such as James Brown, Bono and Madonna. Over the years her photographs have appeared in publications including Rolling Stone, Time, Newsweek and The New York Times. Her 2014 book Music collects some of the most dazzling and iconic moments from her sessions with musicians who have defined the last 40 years of music.




James Fortune began his career in the late 1960s. He spent more than a decade photographing rock and roll icons such as Mick Jagger, Paul McCartney, Robert Plant and Elton John. He has a catalog of over 15,000 images from the 1960s and 1970s that contains shots of everything from the hippie riots in Hollywood to Gene Simmons and Cher sharing an eclair. Many of Fortune’s photographs are iconic, and some are recognizable as rock star posters from the 1970s and early 1980s. 




Arthur Gorson has established a prestigious career in photography, music and film. Gorson’s photographs of Bob Marley were used as the album cover for “Talking Blues” as well as art for deluxe CD/album editions of “Catch a Fire” and “Burnin”. His photos of Marley have also been published in Rolling Stone and multiple books and have been shown in galleries and documentaries. Gorson has developed feature films with acclaimed directors and produced documentary films, commercials, major music videos and concert DVDs. He has produced work for artists such as Stevie Nicks, Iron Maiden, Dr. Dre and Marilyn Manson. His work has received international recognition and multiple major awards.




Bob Gruen has captured the music scene for over forty years in photographs that have gained worldwide recognition. He became John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s personal photographer in 1971, capturing some of the most iconic and popular images of Lennon. As chief photographer for Rock Scene Magazine in the 1970s, Bob specialized in candid and behind the scenes photo features. He toured extensively with emerging punk and new wave bands including The Clash, Blondie and The Ramones. Throughout his career Gruen has worked with major rock acts such as Led Zeppelin, The Who, David Bowie and Tina Turner. For many years he was the official photographer for the New York Music Seminar, covering dozens of aspiring new bands in the course of a summer week. Gruen’s body of work reflects his profound commitment and personal friendship with the artists and provides an illuminating and comprehensive history of rock youth culture.




Ross Halfin began his career working for Sounds magazine in the 1970s, shooting various artists on the punk scene including The Clash and The Sex Pistols. After linking up with writers Geoff Barton and Peter Makowski, Halfin moved on to working mainly in the US with bands like Rush, Journey, Aerosmith, and Black Sabbath. For over thirty years, Halfin toured with some of the biggest names in rock and roll, such as AC/DC, Kiss, Metallica and Def Leppard. He has published numerous photo collections, and his work is regularly featured in rock and metal magazines.




Don Hunstein worked as chief staff photographer for Columbia Records for over thirty years. During his time there Hunstein had access to a broad range of musicians from a wide variety of genres. At the time, Columbia Records felt it was important to document the cultural history of the music of their time, giving him the opportunity to do more than album covers and publicity shots. Hunstein photographed hundreds of album covers and documented the recording of many of the great albums in music history. His photograph of Bob Dylan and Suze Rotolo, which was used as the iconic cover for Dylan's album "The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan".




Aaron Johnson is a California based artist producing vibrant, detailed paintings and drawings. He studied art and illustration at Sacramento City College and California College Of The Arts in San Francisco respectively. His subject matter reflects his evolving interest in pop iconography with a strong focus on music. Aaron has been inspired since a very young age by album covers, posters, magazines and live music.  Johnson's works on board, canvas and paper are thoughtfully executed in acrylic, pastel and graphite. His artwork has been in many juried exhibitions and has won both local and national awards.




Michael Joseph is a photographer best known for his work on the Rolling Stones’ classic album Beggar’s Banquet. Prior to the Beggar's Banquet shoot, Joseph photographed mainly for advertising and fashion clients. The session with the Rolling Stones took place at Sarum Chase, the former home of Victorian society painter Frank Owen Salisbury. Though these photographs are now considered among the best taken of The Rolling Stones, a dispute between the band and their record label saw a plain R.S.V.P. card used for the cover, which was later replaced by the infamous photograph of a graffiti-covered toilet.




Art Kane was one of the most influential photographers of the twentieth century. Kane’s work encompassed fashion, editorial, celebrity portraiture, travel, and nudes with a relentless and innovative eye. Kane pioneered photographic storytelling by investing his images with metaphor and poetry, effectively turning photography into illustration. In 1958, Kane assembled the greatest legends in jazz and shot what became one of his most famous images, Harlem 1958. In the 1960s and 1970s, he photographed, among others, the Rolling Stones, the Who, Janis Joplin, the Doors, Aretha Franklin and Bob Dylan. In his lifetime Kane was honored by almost every photo-design organization in the United States and his contributions to photography continue to resonate to this day.





Robert M. Knight

Photographer Robert Knight is almost as much of a legend in the business at this point as his rockstar subjects. He is known for being one of the first photographers to shoot the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin, as well as holding the less-than-pleasant distinction of being the last photographer to shoot Stevie Ray Vaughan. And his almost uncanny ability to predict (and photograph) the next big guitarists was the subject of the 2009 documentary Rock Prophecies

“Back in those days, in order to be a photographer, you had to know what you were doing.”

Knight’s early career took off in the late '60s when he photographed a young Jimi Hendrix in San Francisco, capturing his primal performance and adrenaline driven solos. These images immortalized Hendrix and propelled Knight on a life-long Rock`n Roll pilgrimage. Additionally, Knight took the first photographs of Led Zeppelin arriving in Hawaii on the tarmac, exiting their Pan Am flight, and the first and only photos of Led Zeppelin’s debut at LA’s The Whisky night club.

Additionally, Knight took the first photographs of Led Zeppelin arriving in Hawaii on the tarmac, exiting their Pan Am flight, and the first and only photos of Led Zeppelin’s debut at LA’s The Whisky night club. Robert is also part of Guitar Center’s Hollywood RockWalk team, having inducted over 400 major artists since 1985. 

His ability to closely connect with and generate trust among the numerous artists he’s photographed has led to a deeper, more intimate documentation of significant pop cultural moments.






Markus Klinko is one of today’s most notable celebrity photographers. He has  worked with stars such as Beyonce, Mariah Carey, Kanye West and Lady Gaga. Klinko had the opportunity to photograph David Bowie for the cover for his 2002 album “Heathen” and again for the cover of GQ’s “Men of the Year” issue. These rare and exquisite photos, which made their west coast debut at Mr Musichead Gallery, reveal Bowie’s artistic spirit and impeccable style. Many of Klinko’s famous celebrity photographs are featured in his coffee table book ICONS and have been displayed in galleries and museums around the world.




Elliott Landy, began photographing the anti-Vietnam war movement and the underground music culture in New York City in 1967. He photographed many of the underground rock and roll superstars, such as Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix, both backstage and onstage. His images from 1967-1969 documented the music scene during that classic rock and roll period which culminated with the 1969 Woodstock Festival. His photographs have been published worldwide for many years in all print mediums including covers of Rolling Stone, Life, the Saturday Evening Post, etc. and album covers, calendars and photographic book collections.





Lisa Law’s photography career began in the early 1960s, working as an assistant to a manager in the rock and roll scene. In 1967 she chronicled the life of the flower children in the Haight Ashbury in San Francisco. She took her camera everywhere she went, including the Monterey Pop Festival, the anti-Vietnam march in San Francisco and the communes of New Mexico. Lisa’s work has been published in over 60 books and on 45 record albums, CDs and Tapes, and featured in publications such as Time, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Vogue and Esquire. Her photos are displayed in many museums and private collections, including the Museum of American History at the Smithsonian.




Gered Mankowitz found himself working for the music industry in the early 1960s, at a time when it desperately needed new and groundbreaking images. He opened his first studio in London’s West End at the end of 1963 and within a few months, Mankowitz already began to make a name for himself. In early 1965 he was asked to photograph the Rolling Stones, a photo from this session were used for the cover of their album “Out of Our Heads” (U.S. title “December’s Children”). As a result of his session, Mankowitz toured with the Rolling Stones during their record breaking 1965 U.S. tour.  Mankowitz continued working with the Rolling Stones, taking photos for several other album covers as well as for press and publicity. Mankowitz worked with many major artists such as Jimi Hendrix, Elton John, Kate Bush and Duran Duran. Over the years his work has been featured in multiple publications, album covers and magazines. His works have been featured in multiple major exhibitions and have been published as coffee table books.




Jack Morefield’s signature painting style came about by accident. After attempting to “destroy” a graphite portrait he disliked, he began to make broad strokes across it with an eraser. He became fascinated with these patterns and began to detail them, eventually translating this style onto canvas. He mainly focuses on celebrity portraits and landscapes, and has painted many contemporary and iconic music figures. His works have been shown in several galleries and is in many collections. He has been featured in publications such as Modern Art, which is published by the SoHo Institute of Fine Art.




Andee Nathanson continually photographed her close friends throughout her youth. The tightly knit group of artists happened to include Mick Jagger, Ringo Starr, Dennis Hopper, Papa John Philips and many more. Nathanson was able to document the rise of Tom Petty and Alice Cooper and photographed the cover for the legendary Frank Zappa album “Hot Rats”. Nathanson’s photographs resonate with vibrant warmth and an unparalleled intimacy.




Terry O’Neill began his photography career in 1958 and gained notoriety documenting the styles, fashion and celebrity of the 1960s. He chronicled the lives and rise of then-emerging rock stars like David Bowie, Elton John, Chuck Berry and The Who. He photographed The Beatles and The Rolling Stones early in their careers when they were still struggling young bands, and had a 30 year working relationship with Frank Sinatra which granted him access to him both backstage and in private. His photograph of his former wife, actress Faye Dunaway, the morning after she won the Academy Award for Network has been nominated as the most iconic Hollywood photograph of all time. Over the years, his work has been used for iconic movie posters, album covers and fashion plates for the world’s top designers.




Greg Papazian began his career as a teenager, photographing rock musicians during the Sunset Strip heyday of the early 1970s. He went on to work as staff photographer for Phonograph Record Magazine in 1972 and as the house photographer for the Whiskey A Go Go, where he would photograph many of rock music’s legends. For the next ten years, Papazian would photograph some of the most notable rock bands of the 1970s and 1980s. He photographed acts such as Led Zeppelin, Ike & Tina Turner, Chuck Berry and Peter Frampton in landmark venues all over California. His work stands as a unique chronicle of rock and roll history and the Sunset Strip.