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Mick Hutson

A rock’n’roll bon viveur who’s counted royalty as schoolmates, earned a crust on the oil rigs and once cheated death totalling one of Ozzy’s Quadbikes.

 You could make Mick Hutson up, but he wouldn’t be half as much fun. A free spirit from the age of eight –when a cliff top epiphany told him to follow his dreams - Mick’s genes overflow with artistic antecedents (his grandmother was a WW2 photographer; a great uncle a mainstay in Ronnie Scott’s jazz band). His rock’n’roll apprenticeship, however, came courtesy of legendary photographers Fin Costello, David Redfern and Ian Dickson. 

Convinced of his calling following a first job where he trawled Hamburg in search of booze with Ziggy Stardust guitarist Mick Ronson, Mick has been in constant demand since, shooting countless iconic shots of everyone from Paul McCartney to U2. Whether it’s been hanging out of a helicopter shooting Oasis at Knebworth (for the now classic arial Glastonbury shot), swimming in the Bahamas with Mike Oldfield, stopping the New York rush hour traffic with Metallica or writing in pink lipstick on Marilyn Mansons’s chest, it’s safe to say he’s done the lot and all in his own inimitable style.

“I once locked myself in the toilet with L’il Kim” he laughs. “There were three huge bouncers banging on the door while she sat happily on the loo and read a copy of Jackie Collins ‘Rock Star’. Great photography is all about making something amazing happen.”

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  • Lemmy by Mick Hutson Great Portland St London June 2006

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    Lemmy by Mick Hutson Great Portland St London June 2006

    Shot in his hotel room with the help of 40 cigarettes and a bottle of Jack Daniels.

  • Green Day by Mick Hutson San Diego August 2009

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    Green Day by Mick Hutson San Diego August 2009

    This was shot during the 21st Century Breakdown Tour.I was lying on the front of the stage and if you look closely are the 2 other members feet as they lie on the ground.

  • Morrissey by Mick Hutson Blackpool Empress Ballroom July 1994

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    Morrissey by Mick Hutson Blackpool Empress Ballroom July 1994

    Shot in very low and beautiful light in 1994 at the Empress Ballrooms in Blackpool.. he was very calm strangely at this gig no thrashing the microphone about as normal.. I think his set was quite reflective, the single light illuminating Morrissey captured the theme beautifully.

  • Bono by Mick Hutson

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    Bono by Mick Hutson

  • Marilyn Manson by Mick Hutson LA Nov 2004

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    Marilyn Manson by Mick Hutson LA Nov 2004

    I wrote in his chest in red lipstick, we had a choice of words this was the most acceptable, months later I saw 3 kids walking through the crowd at the Reading Festival bare chested, with “UNSAFE” on their chest who says life doesn’t imitate art?

  • Lemmy by Mick Hutson Great Portland St London June 2006
  • Green Day by Mick Hutson San Diego August 2009
  • Morrissey by Mick Hutson Blackpool Empress Ballroom July 1994
  • Bono by Mick Hutson
  • Marilyn Manson by Mick Hutson LA Nov 2004