Project Description

Andy Rosen

Andy Rosen started out as a music photographer on Record Mirror and Sounds, later freelancing for NME, Melody Maker, The Face, and many record companies during the burgeoning punk and new wave scene in the late-1970s.

As a friend and cohort of many who went on to become the biggest names in punk and new wave, Rosen had unprecedented behind-the-scenes access to the musicians and artists of London’s music scene. He photographed the Jam many times between 1979 and 1982. His most famous Jam image did not actually feature the band. The iconic Setting Sons image with dog and deckchair was shot on Brighton Beach. “I was arrested for defacing public property. We had silkscreen-printed a Union Jack, which we stapled to a deckchair. The authorities were not impressed at all.” Rosen recounts.

Setting Sons cover session on Brighton Beach 1979
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Paul live at The Rainbow, 1979
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Paul in shadows
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Paul Weller at Air Studios, 1982
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Laughing at Air Studios, 1982
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Last Concert, Brighton, 1982
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