Boys on film

 Over the last four decades, Tom Sheehan has snapped some of the biggest names in music.

Thom Yorke
Thom Yorke

The photographer has worked with the likes of Tom Waits, Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and autobiographical man of moment Morrissey over the years, though one of our favourite snaps is this one of Manchester bard John Cooper Clarke:

John Cooper Clarke
John Cooper Clarke

Having started his career as CBS Records’ in-house photographer in the 1970s, south London-born Sheehan went on to have his work featured in the likes of Melody Maker, where he was chief photographer for 20 years, Mojo, Q, NME, The Times, The Sunday Times, The Observer, The Guardian and numerous album sleeves.

Next week, his work is to feature in a new show at east London’s Lomography Gallery.

True to the analogue camera brand brand, all the images on show are captured using non-digital cameras and have been hand printed for the show, though these days Sheehan mainly shoots digitally.

Morrissey
Morrissey

Many of the images have been specially shot for the exhibition.

‘I love to shoot on film, it’s a medium that people remain interested in,’ says Sheehan. ‘The fact that it’s printed by hand has a universal appeal to all creative people.’

He adds, ‘I’m not spiritually ready to completely shake off my past. I love digital but I like to go back to film once in a while’.

Coldplay
Coldplay

Analogue by Tom Sheehan runs from 7 November – 3 December at Lomography Gallery Store East, 117 Commercial Street, Old Spitalfields Market, London, E1 

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