IT’S ALWAYS ROCK'N'ROLL
“Strong and dramatic his pictures have the knack of always letting you know what
the characters in the scene are thinking. His instinct for making the shutter click at
precisely the right moment seems never to have faltered. I wish we were all so richly
endowed – but at least he insists that we don’t just look, we SEE” Sir Peter Hall.
The perfect summary of famed photographer Nobby Clark’s brilliant photography.
His coverage of stage, screen, rock’n’roll and all subjects in between are an integral
part of our visual performing and non-performance history over the last 40 years and
include productions from our foremost arts organisations (The National,
RSC, Donmar, Royal Opera, Royal Ballet) as well as many of our leading directors:
Richard Eyre; Trevor Nunn; Bill Bryden; John Dexter; Alan Ayckbourn; John
Schlesinger and Peter Hall to name a few.
Highlights this year include the visual tribute (Northern Broadsides: 20 years) to the
award winning Yorkshire based company Northern Broadsides. As their official production
photographer for the past twenty years Nobby’s photographs offer a fabulous
record of a company whose formidable reputation is world renowned.
His work is also featured in ‘Close up Magic – 40 years at the Bush Theatre’; ‘A Decade
at the Donmar 2002-2012’ by Michael Grandage and, possibly the highlight of them
all, being included in the ‘Rolling Stones : 50’ exhibition at London’s Somerset House!
His original Rolling Stones images were first published collectively in Starf*cker
– a photographic documentary which Nobby best describes as a “celebration
of the greatest rock’n’roll band on the planet”.
We will be highlighting aspects of Nobby’s archive over the coming months but if
you want to learn more check out this BBC Radio Leeds recent radio interview.
click here to see images from Northern Broadside
click here to see all Nobby's images