Oasis, Blur + More - 15 Essential Pop Portraits By Lawrence Watson

Photo: © Lawrence Watson

Oasis, Blur + More - 15 Essential Pop Portraits By Lawrence Watson

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.

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Photo: 2010 © Lawrence Watson

Oasis, Blur + More - 15 Essential Pop Portraits By Lawrence Watson

Liam Gallagher in 2010 harking back to his 1997 Vanity Fair cover with Patsy Kensit.

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Photo: 2001 © Lawrence Watson

Oasis, Blur + More - 15 Essential Pop Portraits By Lawrence Watson

Madness in 2001.

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Photo: 1990 © Lawrence Watson

Oasis, Blur + More - 15 Essential Pop Portraits By Lawrence Watson

Pulp in 1990 just before a 12" recording of 'My Legendary Girlfriend' became NME's single of the week.

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Photo: 1996 © Lawrence Watson

Oasis, Blur + More - 15 Essential Pop Portraits By Lawrence Watson

In 1996 Orbital's 'In Sides', their fourth album, was released.

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Photo: 1990 © Lawrence Watson

Oasis, Blur + More - 15 Essential Pop Portraits By Lawrence Watson

Ian Brown in 1990 the year after Stone Roses' self-titled debut was released.

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Photo: 1989 © Lawrence Watson

Oasis, Blur + More - 15 Essential Pop Portraits By Lawrence Watson

In 1989 Morrissey was on a tour called 'Oye Esteba' and played in South America as well as headlining Coachella.

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Photo: 1985 © Lawrence Watson

Oasis, Blur + More - 15 Essential Pop Portraits By Lawrence Watson

LL Cool J in 1985, the year his brilliant debut 'Radio' came out and changed hip-hop forever.

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Photo: 2000 © Lawrence Watson

Oasis, Blur + More - 15 Essential Pop Portraits By Lawrence Watson

Beck in 2000 just after the release of 'Midnite Vultures'. R Kelly was an influence on the making of the album.

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Photo: 1985 © Lawrence Watson

Oasis, Blur + More - 15 Essential Pop Portraits By Lawrence Watson

It was in 1985 that David Bowie and Mick Jagger recorded their version of 'Dancing In The Street'.

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Photo: 1987 © Lawrence Watson

Oasis, Blur + More - 15 Essential Pop Portraits By Lawrence Watson

Bobby Womack in 1987, the year of 'Last Soul Man', just one of the 28 albums made by the soul singer.

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Photo: 2010 © Lawrence Watson

Oasis, Blur + More - 15 Essential Pop Portraits By Lawrence Watson

Noel Gallagher in 2010 contemplating what to name the band he'd set up the following year, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds.

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Photo: 1987 © Lawrence Watson

Oasis, Blur + More - 15 Essential Pop Portraits By Lawrence Watson

Primal Scream in 1987, the year they released their debut album 'Sonic Flower Groove'

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Photo: 1990 © Lawrence Watson

Oasis, Blur + More - 15 Essential Pop Portraits By Lawrence Watson

In 1990, Al Green released 'From My Soul' after he'd returned to secular music after a gospel spell.

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Photo: © Lawrence Watson

Oasis, Blur + More - 15 Essential Pop Portraits By Lawrence Watson

The Pop Portraits exhibition will be open until December 1 2013 at The Lightbox, Woking, Surrey, GU21 4AA.

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