Welcome to our newest Zone: “Big Shots.” The title refers not only to the extremely talented music photographers we feature each time, but also to the six photographs each photographer chooses to showcase their skills.
We invite amazing camera creatives from around the world – from veteran guys and gals whose images of iconic famous bands and artists have been seen globally for decades, to new and exciting young professionals who are star snappers of the future.
We also showcase the best of today’s most respected names in music photography – to choose half a dozen shots from their own archive, and tell us why they chose each picture.
The photographs they choose can be live concert and/or festival shots, portraits and/or candid backstage images. We also offer a brief bio of each photographer.
- The latest photographer we are very happy to feature in “Big Shots” is Steve Thorne…
After a career in corporate sales and project management with companies such as BUPA, Aviva and AXA, Steve changed direction and joined Redferns Music Picture Library as a freelance photographer, when legendary David Redfern was at the helm.
Then in 2011, David sold Redferns to Getty Images and Steve has been with Getty ever since as a freelance contributor.
He has received commissions from the Times, Guardian, News of the World, Birmingham Symphony Hall, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Laney Amplification, Marshall Amps and many more during his career.
Steve’s work is published globally, and he has had many exclusives. A regular covering such festivals as Cheltenham Jazz, Cropredy and Download.
- Steve with legendary photographer Jill Furmanovsky – Dublin 2004 / Right: Oxfordshire 2023
Steve has chosen images of: Snoop Dogg, Ravi Shankar, Bryan Ferry, Keith Flint, Kirk Hammett and George Michael.
More “Big Shots” coming very soon…
Festival crowd from the ‘big wheel’ photo [top of page] credit: Katja Ogrin