Ross Halfin

Ross Halfin, born in England in 1957, initially intended to become a painter and began studying at the Wimbledon School of Art in 1970. During this time he also bought his first camera, a Pentax Spotmatic, and began secretly taking it to concerts. He photographed The Who, Man, ACDC, Led Zeppelin and Free from the audience and sent his pictures to the London music magazines of the time. He was successful: his pictures were published. Ross Halfin photographed more and more for Sounds Magazin and portrayed various punk scene artists, including The Clash, The Jam, The Sex Pistols, 999 and The Adverts. His pictures conveyed life, color, attitude and volume. In 1981 he co-founded Kerrang !, Europe's first hard rock magazine. For over 30 years, Ross Halfin toured with the biggest names in rock music such as AC / DC, UFO, Aerosmith, Black Sabbath, Metallica, The Black Crows and Ozzy Osbourne. He managed to create a visual identity of the heavy rock scene with his pictures. Halfin's radical images have often contributed to the overall success of the world's greatest rock bands. He gave them rough edges, but also identities that still stand for their style of music. Ross Halfin still moves in the world of rock'n'roll bands. He accompanies them around the world and is still an accepted and valued member of the scene today. He is a sought-after cover photographer, not just for albums such as for Arctic Monkeys, Amy Winehouse and Foo Fighters, but also for Magazin Cover. He published numerous books.