It’s always a treat to see unique, unseen-before photography, especially when it reflects a different time, a different place. Photographer Pat Pope has just released an amazing portfolio of imagery of everyone from David Bowie to Aphex Twin and we’re loving these.
Pope rose to fame in the 90s, capturing some of world’s biggest rock and pop stars, and he’s chosen a collection of 13 previously unseen images, looking back on his favourite shoots from the past two decades.
They include two rare David Bowie portraits and an extraordinary image of the legend in his Indian stage outfit (header image) ahead of his Amnesty International show, where he invited Pope to shoot him on stage and the photographer had to pretend to take shots, as “my film had run out!”
The collection also features a Warhol and Velvet Underground-inspired shot of Blondie legend Debbie Harry…
…and Pope’s own hero Lou Reed.
There’s an iconic shot of Morrissey who Pope ‘drove in his cigarette and fast food festooned car’, much to his embarrassment…
And an intimate hotel room portrait of Radiohead during a tour with REM
And one of our particular favourites, a young Aphex Twin
As well as these, there’s also a PJ Harvey and rare images of Britpop legends Jarvis Cocker, Ian Brown, Damon Albarn and The Bluetones.
To see the full collection head to the Zebra One Gallery, where you can make these your own (www.zebraonegallery.com). Gallery owner and curator Gabrielle Du Plooy says, “These are remarkable images of some of the world’s biggest musical icons, which capture them in ways rarely seen. Thanks to Pat’s amazing reputation, skill and relationships with them, each photograph tells a powerful story.”
Exhibition is on until the end of September 2017 and each image will be printed in editions of ten, available for purchase for £1,500 each.