Sid Vicious by Richard Mann
Start-up T-shirt brand Don’t Talk to Me About Heroes is giving a new lease of life to the images of some of our greatest music photographers
The site was set up by Aki Paphides, a graphic designer and brother of rock journalist Pete Paphides. Paphides says that, as a kid, he was such a music obsessive that he would remember the names of the photographers who took pictures of his favourite bands and would follow their work.
When setting up the site, he had a ‘hit list’ of those he remembered, including the likes of Brian Griffin and Richard Mann. Don’t Talk To Me About Heroes has now signed up 12 music photographers for its T-shirt range, many of whom have released images that have not been published before. T-shirts cost £25 with the revenue split 50/50 between the site and the photographers.
Debbie Harry by Howard Barlow
Brian May by Brian Griffin
Iggy Pop by Brian Griffin
“You don’t see images like this anymore,” argues Paphides, citing the fact that, previously, photographers had time to build relationships with the bands they followed and earn their trust. The threat to great music photography is something we’ve written about before at CR in this piece from October 2008, Three Songs and Yer Out
Bobby Womack by David Corio
Television’s Tom Verlaine by Howard Barlow
Paul Simonon by Phil Nicholls
Mick Jagger by Philip Townsend
Michael Jackson by Richard E Aaron
The T-shirts are available here
Three Songs and Yer Out: the dying art of gig photography from October 2008
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