Tony Mott has got to be one of the most recognised music photographers in Australia, nay the world. Shooting Chrissy Amphlett of The Divinyls each night at the Picadilly Hotel post shift, her manager Vince Lovegrove eventually paid 20 bucks for a shot (probably so Tony’d stop hounding him), slapped it on a tour poster and the rest – as they cheesily say – is history.
Since stepping onto our shoes in 1976, he’s published an astounding 30,000+ photographs and attended 2,500+ live shows PLUS his shots have appeared on 400+ posters, 450+ CD or vinyl covers and 800+ magazine covers. He’s photographed and toured with Paul McCartney, Iggy Pop, Nirvana, Madonna, Bob Dylan, Fleetwood
Mac, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, ACDC, Silverchair, Kylie
Minogue, Nick Cave and just about every other bloody band under the sun.
If you want to find out how the hell he managed to score himself this dream career, sign up for our Pedestrian Coach session and get schooled on good ol’ rock’n’roll photography by the man himself.
Below is just a teensy snippet of some of Tony’s snaps – if you wanna see more, check out his work 7 December 2013 – 27 January 2014 at Enraptured, an exhibition at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Sydney.
If you want to see some more sweet music shots, have a squiz at the music finalists in our 2013 Pedestrian.TV Photography Awards presented by Lumix GX7.