The global premiere of a new photographic images from Ross Halfin, the world-renowned rock music photographer, and an exhibition of rock memorabilia from his personal collection will be taking place at The Indulgence Show in London from 29 September to 1 October. The candid images on display at this one-off event are of some of the biggest names in rock and roll will provide visitors with unparalleled behind the scenes access to some of the world’s most famous musicians and their tours.
Ross will be in attendance for a period of time each day at the event to answer questions and will be taking orders for limited edition prints signed by himself.
Ross Halfin has been photographing the biggest names in rock music since the 1970s, when he first picked up a camera while at art college and snuck it into gigs being performed by the likes of The Who, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin and Free.
Ross’ career really took off when he sent his shots into the London music papers – NME, Sounds and Melody Maker – and was soon commissioned to photograph the exploding punk scene, with shoots for The Clash, The Sex Pistols, Blondie and many others.
Teaming up with Geoff Barton, editor of Sounds, he provided the very first cover shot for the new Kerrang magazine – a colour image of AC/DC that he had just taken, launching his career as the go-to rock photographer. The 1980s saw Ross tour the world with Iron Maiden, Metallica, Def Leppard, Kiss, and Motley Crüe, and he was also tour photographer for Paul McCartney, George Harrison and The Who, among many others.
Today, Ross’ work continues with shoots for many of the contemporary rock bands and his son, Oliver, has recently joined the firm, bringing the portfolio right up to date with photo sessions for The Foals, James Bay and others.
Vernon Hamblin, producer of The Indulgence Show, says, “We are delighted to welcome Ross back to The Indulgence Show after the success of his first show last year. The images he will be showcasing will provide visitors with a unique insight into touring with the world’s biggest artists. Working with Ross and his team to build on last year’s success has given us access to rare rock memorabilia from his personal collection and we’re honoured he has chosen to unveil them at The Indulgence Show and to mark the world premiere of his new images at our event.”
Visit the Ross Halfin exhibition in the Bourg Suite, Mezzanine Floor.