Rock n Roll GalleryTony Mott
If a picture tells a thousand words, Tony Mott ‘s photos tell millions of stories.
His photos of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards mid performance, Peter Garrett kneeling on stage eye to eye with the front row, Tex Perkins holding court in front of an army of fans at Sydney’ s Big Day Out in 1994, tell the story not just of the musician, or the photographer, but of the thousands and thousands of fans who loved that song in that moment.
Rock N Rock Gallery – A Journey From Sheffield to Sydney 1983 -2023 is Tony Mott’s story in his words, with his photos.
It is a unique opportunity for all music lovers to gain an insider’s view into 40 years of rock and roll, from the magic created on stage to the highs and the lows of the backstage bonds.
About the author:
For 40 years, Tony Mott has been the musician’s photographer, having been asked to photograph some of the biggest performances of our times.
Tony was born in England in 1956. After training as a chef, he traveled the world, working as a c hef in Sydney and then on international cruise ships, sailing to over 60 countries. It was on those cruise ships that his desire to capture amazing plac es and people was borne. Back in Sydney’s thriving live music scene in the early 1980s he honed his cra ft, taking photos of the Divinyls. This launched a career spanning decades taking photos of some of the biggest names in music, both on and off the stage.
Tony’s photographs have been published in magazines, newspapers and used as album covers. He has published more than 30,000 photos in 20 countries, including 900 magazine front covers.