New Order, Bernard Sumner, ‘Live at Preston Guild Hall, No.II’ © Stephen Wright at Proud Galleries

New Order, Bernard Sumner, ‘Live at Preston Guild Hall, No.II’ © Stephen Wright at Proud Galleries

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© Stephen Wright
Preston, U.K. 1985
Fuji crystal archive lustre finish photographic paper print hand signed by the photographer
Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity

‘I was lucky to be working in Manchester with my first Nikon in hand and start my career photographing live musicians. As time went on these included many  well known names – Madonna , New Order, Prince, Miles Davis, Nina Simone, James Brown and many more! These have been widely published in magazines and books and these images have become a small part of the visual history of modern music.’ Stephen Wright

Stephen Wright, from Reading, bought his first camera at 21 from the £40 he won on a premium bond. By 1983 he was taking live pictures of Manchester bands like The Smiths for music magazines and record companies. These days his body of work sits as part of the collections of the National Portrait Gallery, the Manchester Art Gallery and the Salford Art Gallery. All rather funny when the original film for The Smiths was processed in a bedroom-darkroom, with the chemicals kept in old drinks bottles.

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