Phil Grey seldom went out without his trusty Mamiyaflex camera. At a time when gigs weren’t marshalled by image agents it was possible to photograph early performances of Blondie, Patti Smith and Talking Heads without fear of having the film ripped out of the back. Soon he was taking photographs for the NME as well as Melody Maker, New Music News and The Face; going on the road with The Selector, Adam and the Ants, The Mo-Dettes and The Raincoats.
Phil studied at PCL, and three years later, with a degree certificate on the wall, he moved on to photographing dance. He produced images for Kenneth MacMillan, Kim Brandstrup’s Arc Dance Company, Janet Smith and Dancers and Kokuma Dance. He also photographed the ceramics of Mary Rose Young, Lucy Strachan’s sculptures and recently collaborating with furniture maker Fred Baier on a 3D exhibition.
Philip's collection of rock photography - Music To My Eyes - has been exhibited at London's Curzon cinema and Corridor gallery, and images from his on-going project - Untitled: The Writer's Desk - were recently shown at The Free Word Centre. He has also presented his work at the National Portrait Gallery, and the Royal Photographic Society in Bath.