Vintage Rock Photos

Vintage Rock Photos by Renowned Rock & Roll Photographer Ed Finnell. Rolling Stones, Bowie, Led Zeppelin, Janis Joplin, The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac etc....Printed On High Quality Photographic Paper - all taken by the man that was there!
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Ed Finnell was born in Los Angeles, California, in 1956, and recently moved to Sweden.

Here are some words from Ed Finnell on his photographer career :

“As a rock and roll loving teenager in the early 1970s, Los Angeles was a great city to grow up in.  I got to see and hear my favorite bands playing frequently, and very often multiple nights, in a variety of different venues, both indoors and outdoors, big and small!   Early on I wanted to document these fantastic musicians performing live, and thanks to a generous friend with his own dark room, I quickly learned the technique of capturing action in changing stage lights, and I bought my first Nikon F1.

 In June 1972 I shot my first show, The Rolling Stones at the Inglewood Forum, and my choice of profession was made.

Within a couple of years I had taken pictures of all the major rock bands of the era; The Who, Jethro Tull, Led Zeppelin, Wings, David Bowie, Neil Young, Eric Clapton and many more. Most of them I took from the first two rows right in front of the stage, and you can see the results here at L.A. Vintage Gear.

In the mid 1970s a friend of mine ran a rehearsal hall at Columbia Motion Pictures in LA. There I got to hear many of these artists rehearsing for their upcoming tours, and I started to sell them my photos. I got hired as a tour photographer, bought a second Nikon camera and a third…. - my photos have since then been published worldwide in magazines, tour programs, books, album liners and television shows. My pictures have been shown in galleries both in the US and Europe, and in November 2014 my photos were the exclusive ones on the covers of The Rolling Stones’ two live sets of vinyl, CDs and DVDs: Live in Hampton Virginia 1981 and Live in LA 1975.
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Ed Finnell was born in Los Angeles, California, in 1956, and recently moved to Sweden.

Here are some words from Ed Finnell on his photographer career :

“As a rock and roll loving teenager in the early 1970s, Los Angeles was a great city to grow up in.  I got to see and hear my favorite bands playing frequently, and very often multiple nights, in a variety of different venues, both indoors and outdoors, big and small!   Early on I wanted to document these fantastic musicians performing live, and thanks to a generous friend with his own dark room, I quickly learned the technique of capturing action in changing stage lights, and I bought my first Nikon F1.

 In June 1972 I shot my first show, The Rolling Stones at the Inglewood Forum, and my choice of profession was made.

Within a couple of years I had taken pictures of all the major rock bands of the era; The Who, Jethro Tull, Led Zeppelin, Wings, David Bowie, Neil Young, Eric Clapton and many more. Most of them I took from the first two rows right in front of the stage, and you can see the results here at L.A. Vintage Gear.

In the mid 1970s a friend of mine ran a rehearsal hall at Columbia Motion Pictures in LA. There I got to hear many of these artists rehearsing for their upcoming tours, and I started to sell them my photos. I got hired as a tour photographer, bought a second Nikon camera and a third…. – my photos have since then been published worldwide in magazines, tour programs, books, album liners and television shows. My pictures have been shown in galleries both in the US and Europe, and in November 2014 my photos were the exclusive ones on the covers of The Rolling Stones’ two live sets of vinyl, CDs and DVDs: Live in Hampton Virginia 1981 and Live in LA 1975.