Music photographer Lawrence Watson has snapped numerous legendary icons. You name it, he’s photographed them. Here’s a selection of his most stunning images, from Blur and Bowie to Al Green and LL Cool J.
Liam Gallagher in 2010 harking back to his 1997 Vanity Fair cover with Patsy Kensit.
Madness in 2001.
Pulp in 1990 just before a 12″ recording of ‘My Legendary Girlfriend’ became NME’s single of the week.
In 1996 Orbital’s ‘In Sides’, their fourth album, was released.
Ian Brown in 1990 the year after Stone Roses’ self-titled debut was released.
In 1989 Morrissey was on a tour called ‘Oye Esteba’ and played in South America as well as headlining Coachella.
LL Cool J in 1985, the year his brilliant debut ‘Radio’ came out and changed hip-hop forever.
Beck in 2000 just after the release of ‘Midnite Vultures’. R Kelly was an influence on the making of the album.
It was in 1985 that David Bowie and Mick Jagger recorded their version of ‘Dancing In The Street’.
Bobby Womack in 1987, the year of ‘Last Soul Man’, just one of the 28 albums made by the soul singer.
Noel Gallagher in 2010 contemplating what to name the band he’d set up the following year, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.
Primal Scream in 1987, the year they released their debut album ‘Sonic Flower Groove’
In 1990, Al Green released ‘From My Soul’ after he’d returned to secular music after a gospel spell.
The Pop Portraits exhibition will be open until December 1 2013 at The Lightbox, Woking, Surrey, GU21 4AA.