Alec covered the rock & roll scene in London for about ten years beginning in the mid 1960s. During that time he freelanced for numerous music magazines such as Melody Maker, New Musical Express and others, eventually setting up his own agency. His work consists of approximately 80,000 frames, mostly 35mm negatives and 120mm transparencies, all of which were in storage for nearly 40 years until late 2012. Many of the images are previously unpublished and feature all the icons of the era: The Beatles, Rolling Stones, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin and many more.
Alec’s archive was re-introduced to the world in late 2012 with a one-night show in Los Angeles attended by over 1000 people. Alec’s photos have also been exhibited at PhotoLA; published in the booklet artwork for the recently released Jimi Hendrix rarities collection “People, Hell and Angels”; featured during the 2013 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony; exhibited at the SXSW Music Festival; and added to the permanent black & white photography collection at the Portland Museum of Art.
Alec’s first book, London Rock: The Unseen Archive, will be published in Dec., 2017 through Insight Editions (US) and Virgin Books (UK).
Alec’s Archive on überEDITIONS