Baron Wolman is ranked among the 20th Century’s elite and most collectible photographers. As the first photographer of Rolling Stone Magazine he was granted unique access to rock ’n’ roll’s most eponymous and notorious emerging icons, from Bob Dylan to Jimi Hendrix.
His reputation with a camera and an eye for talent and a story, gave him a ticket to ride the tour buses from Haight Ashbury to Woodstock. His cover stories launched legends and gave him the keys to the dressing rooms and homes of rock ’n’ roll’s biggest stars.
Benny Gool is a South African photojournalist who was privileged to chronicle the life of Nelson Mandela – in public and private – over three momentous decades. His archive contains tens of thousands of images that combine to narrate the uniquely inspirational story of one of history’s most respected and compelling icons.
Gool’s life work is a time capsule that reflects a defining era in world history and will echo on its pages for centuries to come. It documents not only one man’s walk to freedom but also that of a nation.
Douglas Kirkland has been at the cutting edge of fashion, photojournalism and portraiture, working for the world’s most reputable magazines, for more than 50 years.
As a young photographer in 1961 he was assigned to shoot Marilyn Monroe and during several hours in a closed studio one night, captured a stunning portfolio of alluring and intimate images that survive to this day as a testament to her beauty and vulnerability.
Ed Caraeff is a photographer and art director. He has worked with, photographed, designed or art directed hundreds of album covers.
His photography archive includes Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Iggy Pop and The Stooges, Elton John, Carly Simon, Linda Ronstadt, Dolly Parton, Tom Waits, Tim Buckley, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Neil Diamond, Bob Dylan and Marvin Gaye.
Eva Sereny’s work has appeared in and on the covers of major magazines such as The Sunday Times Magazine, Observer Magazine, Vogue, Elle, Paris Match, Harpers Bazaar, Time and Newsweek.
Her archive includes seminal shots of outstanding international celebrities, including Paul Newman, Romy Schneider, Marlon Brando, Raquel Welch, Audrey Hepburn, Clint Eastwood, Luciano Pavarotti, Anthony Quinn, Donald Sutherland, Michelle Pfeiffer, Meryl Streep, Dustin Hoffman and many more.
Gerald Fearnley (born 1932) was a professional photographer in Surrey, England and the elder brother of Derek “Dek” Fearnley, the bass player in David Bowie’s 1966-67 backing group The Buzz. During that time, Bowie became friends with the Fearnley family and the band often rehearsed at their home and in Gerald’s studio.
Gerald Fearnley was asked to shoot the images for Bowie’s debut album and this photo session took place in Fearnley’s studio in a basement beneath a church in Bryanston Street near Marble Arch in London where David and Dek rehearsed.
For more than 50 years filmmaker and photographer Jerry Schatzberg has captured the portraits of some of the world’s most important icons including Bob Dylan, Steven McQueen, Andy Warhol, and Fidel Castro.
His work has been published in Vogue, Esquire and Life and exhibited world-wide.
John Swannell was born in 1946. After leaving school at 16, he worked first as an assistant at Vogue Studios and then assisted David Bailey for four years before setting up his own studio.
He spent the next ten years traveling and working for magazines such as Vogue, Harpers & Queen, the Sunday Times Magazine and Tatler. During this time he developed his distinctive, individual style in both fashion and beauty photography.
Justin de Villeneuve is a photographer, producer and entrepreneur who was a major influence on the fashion and culture in the Swinging 60s. De Villeneuve is mostly known as Twiggy’s manager and partner. He also managed rock’n’roll artists like Tim Hardin, Jackie Lomax (for the Beatles label Apple) Jack Bruce who had recently left Cream when Justin helped him form the Jack Bruce Band.
Justin was also an associate producer of ’The Boyfriend’ directed by Ken Russell. As a photographer Justin photographed many icons of the 60’s and 70’s. Nowadays Justin photographs birds of the ornithological kind.
Markus Klinko is an award-winning, international photographer who has photographed Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, David Bowie, among many internationally renowned artists. He is a prolific contributor to i Vogue, GQ, Vanity Fair, Harper’s Bazaar, and Interview magazine.
Klinko was born in Switzerland and spent his early years training to become a classical harp soloist. He studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris, signed an exclusive recording contract with EMI Classics, and received the Grand Prix de Disque for his recording of French harp music.
Micky Hoogendijk was born in Amsterdam. Her grandfather, art dealer Dirk Hoogendijk, enriched many museums, including the Rijksmuseum, with the works of the Dutch Masters. She lives in California, and her work has been exhibited in Los Angeles, Washington DC, Istanbul, Tokyo, Amsterdam, Mexico City and Houston.
For over four decades, Milton H. Greene made his mark as one of the most celebrated photographers in the world. Born in New York in 1922, Greene began taking pictures at the early age of 14. By age twenty-three, he was referred to as “Color Photography’s Wonder Boy.”
Greene’s most noted work is with Marilyn Monroe. They first met in 1953 on assignment for Look Magazine. In 1956, they formed Marilyn Monroe Productions together, which produced “Bus Stop” and “The Prince and the Showgirl.” By the end of their 4 year relationship, he had photographed her in 52 different sittings producing over 5,000 images, some of which have never been published.
Steve Parke is an award-winning illustrator, designer, and photographer. He worked for Prince for 13 years as his in-house art director at Paisley Park – doing everything from designing album covers and hand painting guitars to enlisting every spare pair of hands to melt candles for an impromptu music video.
His photography work with Prince has been published in numerous magazines, including People, Rolling Stone, and Vogue, as well as in books like Prince Stories from the Purple Underground. His own book of Prince photography from this time, Picturing Prince, will be published in April 2017.
Ted Williams (1925-2009) first heard jazz on the radio as a youngster in the 1930s in Wichita, Kansas.
The sounds of Earl Hines, Duke Ellington and Cab Calloway broadcast from Chicago’s legendary Grand Terrace Ballroom inspired him and in the late 1940s, Williams merged his love of music and photography and moved to Chicago where he captured unguarded photographic studies of some of the era’s greatest jazz musicians.
Terry O’Neill is one of the world’s most collected photographers with work hanging in national art galleries and private collections worldwide. From presidents to pop stars he has photographed the front line of fame for over six decades.
O’Neill began his career at the birth of the 1960s. While other photographers concentrated on earthquakes, wars and politics, O’Neill realised that youth culture was a breaking news story on a global scale and began chronicling the emerging faces of film, fashion and music who would go on to define the Swinging Sixties.