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.