Gretschen Hofner
Gretschen Hofner
Boo-Yaa Tribe, Los Angeles
Boo-Yaa Tribe, Los Angeles
Hole/Courtney Love
Hole/Courtney Love
Billy Idol
Billy Idol
Ian McCulloch
Ian McCulloch
Courtney Love
Courtney Love
Kate Pierson, B52's
Kate Pierson, B52's
Robert Smith, The Cure
Robert Smith, The Cure
'James' Shepherds Bush Empire, London
'James' Shepherds Bush Empire, London
Lemmy, Motorhead, London 1987.
Lemmy, Motorhead, London 1987.
Joe Strummer
Joe Strummer
visit cornwall
visit cornwall
Amy Winehouse
Amy Winehouse
Eden Project
Eden Project
Boxing, Bristol, UK
Boxing, Bristol, UK
Bjork: Human Behaviour, cover
Bjork: Human Behaviour, cover
Trereife Park
Trereife Park
Carnmenellis
Carnmenellis
Gordon Alexander
Gordon Alexander
Tindersticks
Tindersticks
Pixies
Pixies

Welcome to Phil Nicholls Photography

The site cuts a swathe through Phil's 30 year career as a freelance photographer. Much of this time has been spent in the music industry, including a 12 year stint with music publication, Melody Maker (for more detail see the biog).

His work also includes corporate and fashion commissions for clients such as Peter Werth, Nokia Music, Eden Project and Jay-Z's Rocawear.

In December 2009 his 3rd book, Savoir Fare London (New York Review of Books) was nominated for the Gourmand World CookBook Awards, representing the US in the final. His previous titles include Traditional Shops & Restaurants of London and the cult classic, Classic Cafes (Black Dog Publishing) - a study of London's iconic and fast disappearing, formica-laden architectural treasures.
 

Visit my facebook page to see un-published images from the archive, and, request images from your favourite band. Merchandise & print sales coming soon too so follow the link!

 

 

News

Joe Strummer from the archive; Rock Against The Rich tour 1988.

Previusly u-published and from the extensive live shoot, Leeds Irish Centre, 13 July 1988...alongside the laminate handed to me by Joe...it's still here in the office!

14th November 2014

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Billy Idol in London 1990.

An edit from the archive with more of the session in progress

12th November 2014

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From the archive; Lemmy, Motorhead, 1987

London, August 1987, here's Lemmy in one of a set which includes some of his favourite things.....inc this bottle of Brut.. Now in the music gallery and also appearing as a limited edition print at philnicholls.com

20th May 2014

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Bjork from the archive!

Here's another image from a gig at The Forum in London, August 19th 1993 - an over-exposed neg, scanned and edited when virtually un-printable in the darkroom, a latent image hidden until today. Gritty with a bit of flash-blur but still one historic moment in time from Bjork's career. This s...

14th May 2014

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Archive & print sales site is now live

The new website with archive shop is now live and populated with rock related images. More editions will be added regularly with a 'Classic Cafes' gallery under way  www.philnicholls.com    ...

27th November 2013

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