Kevin Cummins is a British rock music photographer best known for photographs of rock bands & musicians including Ian Curtis, Morrissey, The Stone Roses & Oasis.

Born within crying distance of Maine Road in Withington Hospital on 14 July 1953, his first game at Maine Road was a 3-1 victory over Leicester on 19 August 1961. Since then he has followed Manchester City over land and sea (and Stretford) for over 40 years. The rest of his time is spent earning a living as one of the world’s most venerated music and portrait photographers.

After studying photography for four years in Salford, Kevin embarked on a career that was to encompass a wide range of photographic work.The burgeoning punk scene in Manchester dominated his early work and he quickly became one of the premier documentary photographers of the era, and is responsible for the defining images of many of the city’s seminal bands. We’re very proud to have a selection of his work on Sonic Editions.

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