Queen photographed by Johnny Dewe Mathews
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Queen photographed by Johnny Dewe Mathews

Photography medium: Paper collage


Edition of 101 (50 available)

Gallery: Crane Kalman Brighton

Ships from: United Kingdom

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About the artwork
All prints are produced to order. Lead times between 5-10 days.Queen photographed by Johnny Dewe Mathews in 1974. 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.Queen by Johnny Dewe Mathews 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.


Medium Paper collage
Support Paper
Framed? No
Subjects Portraiture,
Style Documentary
Original or Edition? Edition of 101
Certificate of Authenticity No
Artwork Dimensions: 60 X 42 X 1 X cm

About Johnny Dewe Mathews

Johnny Dewe Mathews was born in London and educated at Ampleforth College near York. He trained and qualified as an architect in 1970 at the Central London Polytechnic. He then travelled in the US and Central America, designing houses in Mexico for archaeological workers who were on long-term excavation projects of ancient Zapotec temples.

Just before he returned to England, Mathews went to an exhibition of self-portrait photographs by the artist Lucas Sumares and was instantly inspired to take up photography. He returned to London in 1972 and started taking photos of artists, fashion designers and rock stars. After only 2 years of taking photos the artist Patrick Proctor introduced him to Sir Roy Strong, the then director of the National Portrait Gallery. He and Colin Ford (in charge of photography) offered Mathews a one-man show, and in 1974, he exhibited his photos at the National Portrait Gallery.

Mathews recalls the first ever photo shoot with Queen at his studio in Primrose Hill in September 1974, "They were very confused by my casual approach to taking photos. I had no assistants and no lights and only listened to blues music. Freddie warmed up when I told him that I had taken many photos of Derek Jarman and Andrew Logans Alternative Miss World; I also told him about photographing Andy Warhol at his Mao show in Paris with a Brownie Box camera. He looked at me as if he was genuinely impressed!"