‘One day I asked a Beatle to move his hand and he did. That was a feeling of power. I never looked back.’ – Chalkie Davies
Like many music photographers, you probably won’t recognise him. You may never have even heard of him and chances are until fairly recently, you won’t have seen much of his work.
But during the 70s and 80sChalkie Davieswas a key photographer with publications such as theNMEandThe Faceshooting the likes of theClash, The Sex Pistols, The Specials, Elvis Costelloand of course flatmatePhil Lynott’s Thin Lizzy. But for 30 years, many of his iconic pictures have been locked away unseen, waiting, asDaviessays, until they had a ‘cultural relevance.’