Tina Turner Photographs by Paul Cox
'Not just a coffee table book but a precious archive - although be assured it still has that glorious weight, smell and texture of freshly published pages which entice the senses.' Ngaire Ruth, Louder Than War 'A thoughtful collection that captures her journey: it's a portrait of a woman who succeeded entirely on her own terms' Record Collector, 4**** 'This book beautifully embodies Tina in all her glory, her fragility, her life-force, her humour, her joy and sometimes her pain her entire life journey is here.' Martyn Ware, Heaven 17
Intrinsically linked to the music scene from the late 1970's Paul Cox started his career at LFI, an established picture agency, where he embarked on an adventurous career photographing live bands at venues in London. Artists such as Blondie, Sid Vicious, Ian Drury - to name a few - were photographed by Paul at iconic venues such as the Marquee, Hope and Anchor pub and the Electric Ballroom. He definitely got bashed about by the fans whilst taking photos! During this period Paul did a lot of live shoots, but also worked for a number of music magazines and record companies. After three years Paul left the agency and set up a partnership with a fellow photographer from LFI. They set up a studio in an amazing run-down building in Belgravia. After a few years there they moved to the studio in Fulham, going their separate ways in the mid-eighties. Paul went on to become one of the most prolific photographers of the music scene in that era, photographing pretty much every band that entered the Top 40.