Paul Harries is Britain’s pre-eminent photographer of rock bands who play their music at volume. Over the course of more than two decades, if a group has emerged that are loud and proud of it chances are its members have stood in the frame of this man’s lens.
Armed with a valid passport, a working camera and a keen eye for detail, Paul Harries has amassed a portfolio that amounts to nothing less than a rock fan’s dream. From an apprenticeship served in the photo pit at London's legendary Marquee Club, Paul has risen to occupy the position of leading lensman for Kerrang! magazine, the world’s best-selling music weekly. Paul has closed his shutter on such groups as Nirvana, Muse, Green Day, Metallica, AC/DC, Biffy Clyro, Ozzy Osbourne, Red Hot Chili Peppers and, of course, the mighty Slipknot.
In 2011, The Strand Gallery hosted Paul’s first solo exhibition, dedicated to the Des Moines group Slipknot. The event was a critical and commercial success. Previous to this, his work could be seen as part of the Six Shooters collaboration, displayed at Proud Camden. Paul's work featured in the 2015 Strand Gallery exhibition Slipknot: Dysfunctional Family Portraits. Paul Harries' photographs will be on display again at Proud Camden in the upcoming exhibition 'Access All Areas'.
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