May 31, 2012
Shot By: Ian Tilton
I've always loved this photo of the Stone Roses. It was taken by Ian Tilton who, while snapping many photos of the band, helped to fix the band's image in the public consciousness. If you look long & hard enough you'll find many examples of specific photographers & writers who were almost as important as a given band's manager or producer in helping promote a certain image and ultimately "selling" a band or artist to music fans.
Anyway, Mr. Tilton has an exhibit of his Stone Roses work happening in Manchester beginning today - get the details here. And read a nice piece about Tilton by his childhood friend, John Robb, over at Louder Than War. Also be sure to visit Tilton's official site where I'm sure you'll recognize quite a few other images.