About the artworkAll prints are produced to order. Lead times between 5-10 days.Blondie photographed by Phil Grey in 1978. This is an iconic archival digital fine-art print on 310gsm cotton based paper and is from an edition of 100. This print is numbered and signed by the photographer.Blondie by Phil Grey is part of the Rockarchive Collection. This essential collection of stylistic music images features an assortment of iconic classic rock ‘n’ roll, jazz, soul and contemporary pop music personalities, captured by some of music photography’s greatest practitioners – David Corio, Storm Thorgerson, Jill Furmanovsky, Ian Dickson and Sheila Rock.Please contact the gallery if you would like information about other sizes available.
Phil Grey seldom went out without his trusty Mamiyaflex camera. At a time when gigs werenâ€™t marshalled by image agents it was possible to photograph early performances of Blondie, Patti Smith and Talking Heads without fear of having the film ripped out of the back. Soon he was taking photographs for the NME as well as Melody Maker, New Music News and The Face; going on the road with The Selector, Adam and the Ants, The Mo-Dettes and The Raincoats. Phil studied at PCL, and three years later, with a degree certificate on the wall, he moved on to photographing dance. He produced images for Kenneth MacMillan, Kim Brandstrupâ€™s Arc Dance Company, Janet Smith and Dancers and Kokuma Dance. He also photographed the ceramics of Mary Rose Young, Lucy Strachanâ€™s sculptures and recently collaborating with furniture maker Fred Baier on a 3D exhibition. Philip's collection of rock photography - Music To My Eyes - has been exhibited at London's Curzon cinema and Corridor gallery, and images from his on-going project - Untitled: The Writer's Desk - were recently shown at The Free Word Centre. He has also presented his work at the National Portrait Gallery, and the Royal Photographic Society in Bath.