Tom Sheehan

Tom Sheehan was born in Camberwell, South London, his vocation decided the day he first saw a picture of Johnny Kidd & The Pirates in a music magazine at Loughborough Junction rail station on his way to a school football match. After working in-house for CBS Records he turned freelance in 1978, becoming chief photographer on the Melody Maker where his work appeared for the next two decades during the height of its weekly circulation. 

Tom Sheehan @ The Flood Gallery, Greenwich Market  2016
    Tom Sheehan @The Flood Gallery, Greenwich Market, May 2016

    His images have since featured in, amongst others, NME, Q, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, The Observer and latterly Mojo magazine, as well as on various album covers and in artwork for artists such as Radiohead, The Smiths, Coldplay, Oasis, Ian Dury and The Charlatans. In 2006, Sheehan received an Outstanding Contribution award from Record Of The Day, presented by Coldplay’s Chris Martin, in recognition of his life’s work in music photography.