Ami Barwell - Rock 'n' Roll Photographer
London, London, EC1V 9DR
Yorkshire-bred, London-based Rock ‘n’ Roll photographer Ami Barwell has been shooting within the music industry for the past 10 years. Striking and atmospheric, honest & sexy; her photographs seek out and capture their subjects’ soul. Ami’s ability to capture the raw essence of her subject on film has earned her a solid reputation as ‘The World's leading live music photographer’. Her photography, both portraiture and live encapsulates the true spirit of rock 'n' roll - passion, emotion, sex, sweat and soul.
Having shot some of music’s biggest artists to worldwide critical acclaim – from her iconic intimate portraits of Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and the legendary Ian Brown through to The White Stripes, Kings of Leon, Iggy Pop, REM and Lenny Kravitz.
Ami has travelled the World as a tour photographer with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Snow Patrol, Ian Brown, The Cooper Temple Clause, The Blood Brothers and others.
Working with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club as their official photographer for 5 years – she documented everything from relaxed personal shots, candid tour-bus antics, intimate backstage emotions and raw, high-energy live shots – in a way no-one else could.
A catalyst for the camera shy, her photographs have a feel and depth that takes you into the shot, as if you were present at that very moment they were taken.
Ami has photographed album and single cover images for Interpol, Editors, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Cooper Temple Clause, The Cribs, Bernard Fanning and Cage The Elephant to name just a few. Her amazing raw talent and dirty rock ‘n’ roll style has recently seen Ami in demand for fashion campaigns from Buddhist Punk to Ben Sherman.
In August 2009 Ami’s clothing range ‘By Ami Barwell’ launched - Teaming up with Ben Sherman to launch an exclusive, limited-edition collection of unique T-shirts, each adorned with her incredible prints. Edgy and unique, showcasing her amazing photographic talents the ‘By Ami Barwell By Ben Sherman’ collection couldn’t be more rock ‘n’ roll.
Barwell’s tees lead the way in capturing the true authentic spirit of rock ‘n’ roll, where others simply follow.
Ami gains the trust and respect of the bands, artists, models, celebrities and everyday people she photographs. Ongoing working relationships & life-long friendship ensue. In return she gives them photographs to believe in. Perfect, frozen-forever rock ‘n’ roll moments.
Ami captures something nobody else can.
Editorial photography, Fashion photographer, Rock n roll, band photos, Music photographer