Barrie Wentzell’s photography career is diverse, spanning the worlds of fashion, music and advertising. After a chance encounter, Wentzell photographed a young Diana Ross, an image that was featured on the cover of The Melody Maker. At the time, The Melody Maker was England’s most renowned music publication. Wentzell was signed as the exclusive chief photographer for the paper from 1965 to 1975. During this time he photographed icons such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton. His vast archives also include celebrated artists like Louis Armstrong, Aretha Franklin and Joan Baez.
Jimi Hendrix photographed at his Brook Street home.
Elton John with frequent collaborator Bernie Taupin. The two worked together on over thirty albums and Taupin wrote lyrics for some of John's biggest hits, such as "Rocket Man", "Tiny Dancer" and "Candle in the Wind".