During a career which has spanned quarter of a century, music photographer Mick Hutson has had a host of legends looking down his lens.
Ozzy Osbourne, The Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson, Coldpay, Lily Allen and the famous ‘unsafe’ Marilyn Manson image all feature in his back catalogue albums.
When it came to putting a collection of his favourites together for the first time, Mick knew where he wanted to show them.
The resulting exhibition at the Biscuit Factory in Newcastle is running until Wednesday (Dec 17) with sales from it benefitting the Teenage Cancer Trust.
Mick said: “I am a long term supporter of Teenage Cancer Trust and wanted to do to my bit to fundraise for such an incredible cause and help the young people the charity supports.”
Over the years Mick has photographed Teenage Cancer Trust’s iconic music and comedy shows at The Royal Albert Hall and has also captured the charity’s Patron Roger Daltrey during performances with The Who.
Throughout the exhibition run, Mick is hosting photography workshops with patients from the Teenage Cancer Trust unit at the Great North Children’s Hospital using kit.
He also invited patients to photograph The Who in the VIP press pit when the band performed at the Metro Radio Arena earlier in the month.
“I wanted to do the workshops to help young people expand their photography skills and to pass on my industry insider top tips and techniques. I hope it inspires them to continue to develop their new photography skills.”
Fellow Geordie, Angie Jenkison, who is the music relations manager at Teenage Cancer Trust said: “When Mick approached us about his 25 year exhibition and wanting to bring it home to raise funds for Teenage Cancer Trust we were absolutely delighted.
“We are incredibly lucky to have such amazingly talented and generous supporters such as Mick and Ramy from the Biscuit Factory.”
Ramy Zack, owner of The Biscuit Factory, said: “We hope that visitors to the gallery enjoy Mick’s first ever exhibition in his home town and discover the wealth of artistic talent available in the North East. But we must also implore people to donate to this worthy cause and take something home with them.”
* Mick Hutson’s exhibition of favourite photographs is free and will run until December 17 at The Biscuit Factory on Stoddart Street, Newcastle.