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5 striking portraits of legendary musicians captured by Irish journalist BP Fallon

From Keith Richards to Debbie Harry.

EARLIER THIS MONTH, independent art retailer Hen’s Teeth launched The Camera and I, the first solo photographic exhibition by BP Fallon. 

The Irish journalist and musician has been a stalwart figure in the music industry at home and internationally since the 1970s.

Fallon’s incredible career has seen him interview John Lennon, work as a publicist for Thin Lizzy and release a solo album through Jack White’s Third Man Records.

Since the 1970s, Fallon has crossed paths with the most iconic names in music. His beautiful black and white portraits of artists caught in private contemplation and captured in their element onstage were launched in an exhibition entitled ‘My Camera & I’ in Hen’s Teeth. Due to popular demand, the exhibition’s run has been extended until October 20.  

The Camera & I runs until this Saturday October 20, but the portrait – featuring Sinead O’Connor, Elvis Costello, Shane MacGowan, Van Morrison, Debbie Harry and many more – will still be available to purchase from the Hen’s Teeth website after that date.

1. Keith Richards & Ronnie Wood, Hotel Kempinski, Moscow 1998

Keith+Ronnie,  Rolling Stones by BP Fallon Source: BP Fallon via Hen's Teeth

2. Ronnie Drew signing a fan’s cast, The Faroe Islands, 1990  

3. Lemmy at home, Notting Hill Gate, London 1978 

Lemmy, Motorhead by BP Fallon Source: BP Fallon via Hen's Teeth

4. Sinead O’Connor, ‘Chiquitita’ video shoot, London 1998

Sinead O'Connor Silouhette by BP Fallon Source: BP Fallon via Hen's Teeth

5. Debbie Harry, NYC, 2001

More: Step by step: 12 of Ireland’s most striking staircases, in photos>

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