Byrne’s career began at the age of 17 when he was put under contract to capture live acts for the NME. He was interested in photographing the emerging stars of British music during an unrivalled period of musical history, describing his schedule as, “The Who on Thursday, The Rolling Stones on Saturday, Led Zeppelin on Monday — just incredible’. From Mick Jagger’s explosive live performances to tender portraits of a young David Bowie, Byrne worked with a wide range of musicians, revealing their distinctive characteristics in each shot.
This exclusive photographic exhibition on display at Proud Central will be accompanied by Alec Byrne’s comprehensive book ‘London Rock: The Unseen Archive’, distributed by Ebury Publishing.
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