Intimate portraits of rock legends on display in Camden's Proud Gallery

David Ellis, Gareth Richman
Paul Harries

A new exhibition at the Proud Galleries in Camden is celebrating the work of revered rock photographer Paul Harries.

Harries, who is known for his distinctive black and white portraits, has been a key figure within the rock scene since he was first published in Kerrang! Magazine in the late 80s.

His work is being shown from now until April 23, and includes candid shots of Ozzy Osbourne, live snaps of Nirvana performing in their hey day and a portrait of Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash preparing for a gig with his short-lived project Velvet Revolver.

One of the most famous photos on display is a manipulated shot of Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson, a keen pilot, gurning in a replica World War One plane.

Harries said he began photography after falling in love with music: “I was always hugely interested in music and because I couldn’t sing or play any instrument, photographing the bands was the perfect way to be involved.”

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