Arts and Music

Icon: Music Through the Lens

Featuring in-depth and often irreverent interviews with the world’s best-known music photographers, musicians, gallerists, music journalists and social commentators, Icon: Music Through the Lens is an eye-opening, six-part, thrill ride through the amazing world of music photography.

On the Record

54m 31s

The evolution of record sleeve photography from its roots in jazz and early rock 'n' roll through to the highly stylized concepts and imagery of modern-day music genres is discussed by art directors, musicians and music photographers responsible for some of the world's most iconic album covers.

Episodes

  • On the Net: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    On the Net

    S1 E6 - 55m 7s

    Where does music photography sit in the contemporary, popular culture landscape? The seismic switch from analogue to digital is discussed alongside the rise and influence of social media. The series ends by asking whether music photography still has a role to play, does it still carry the same importance, and who are the new standard bearers of the profession?

  • On the Wall: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    On the Wall

    S1 E5 - 56m 2s

    The transition of music photography from a niche pastime to a highly collectible and often valuable art form is examined through conversations with gallerists, literary publishers, art experts and those photographers whose body of work now has global prestige and, in some cases, hangs on the walls of the world's most revered institutions.

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    On the Cover

    S1 E4 - 54m 39s

    Music magazines played a pivotal role in elevating music photography to iconic status, providing a visual context for some of the world's greatest bands and their music. Journalists, musicians and publicists among others join the music photographers who shot some of the most memorable front covers to discuss the uncensored and often never-heard-before stories behind these amazing photographs.

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    On the Record

    S1 E3 - 54m 31s

    The evolution of record sleeve photography from its roots in jazz and early rock 'n' roll through to the highly stylized concepts and imagery of modern-day music genres is discussed by art directors, musicians and music photographers responsible for some of the world's most iconic album covers.

  • On the Road: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    On the Road

    S1 E2 - 54m 1s

    From the embryonic days of the modern music industry, live music photography has provided some of its most visually striking and era defining imagery. First-hand recollections and eye-opening stories from those early trailblazers and those still devoted to capturing the magic of live music, paint a vivid picture of life on the tour bus and in the photo pit.

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    On Camera

    S1 E1 - 55m 14s

    What defines an iconic image? This question provides the central theme for Episode 1 as we are introduced to some of music photography's greatest names.

Extras + Features

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    Episode 4 Preview | On the Cover

    S1 E4 - 31s

    Music magazines played a pivotal role in elevating music photography to iconic status, providing a visual context for some of the world's greatest bands and their music. Journalists, musicians and publicists among others join the music photographers who shot some of the most memorable front covers to discuss the uncensored and often never-heard-before stories behind these amazing photographs.

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    Lauryn Hill

    S1 E4 - 1m 49s

    Photographer Jonathan Mannion talks about shooting Lauryn Hill for Honey Magazine while she was pregnant.

  • Using Vaseline As a Filter: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Using Vaseline As a Filter

    S1 E3 - 1m 56s

    During a shoot with The Rolling Stones photographer Gered Mankowitz came up with a new way to add a filter to his photos by using Vaseline.

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    Episode 3 Preview | On the Record

    S1 E3 - 31s

    The evolution of record sleeve photography from its roots in jazz and early rock 'n' roll through to the highly stylized concepts and imagery of modern-day music genres is discussed by art directors, musicians and music photographers responsible for some of the world's most iconic album covers.

  • Episode 2 Preview | On the Road: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 2 Preview | On the Road

    S1 E2 - 31s

    From the embryonic days of the modern music industry, live music photography has provided some of its most visually striking and era defining imagery. First-hand recollections and eye-opening stories from those early trailblazers and those still devoted to capturing the magic of live music, paint a vivid picture of life on the tour bus and in the photo pit.

  • Extended Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Extended Preview

    S1 - 1m 15s

    Featuring in-depth and often irreverent interviews with the world’s best-known music photographers, musicians, gallerists, music journalists and social commentators, Icon: Music Through the Lens is an eye-opening, six-part, thrill ride through the amazing world of music photography.

Schedule

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    On the Cover

    Friday
    Aug 6

    1 Hour

    Photographers who shot some of the most memorable front covers in music photography reveal the unknown stories behind these iconic photographs.
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    Icon: Music Through the Lens

    On the Cover

    Friday
    Aug 6

    1 Hour

    Photographers who shot some of the most memorable front covers in music photography reveal the unknown stories behind these iconic photographs.
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    Icon: Music Through the Lens

    On the Cover

    Saturday
    Aug 7

    1 Hour

    Photographers who shot some of the most memorable front covers in music photography reveal the unknown stories behind these iconic photographs.
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    Icon: Music Through the Lens

    On the Cover

    Saturday
    Aug 7

    1 Hour

    Photographers who shot some of the most memorable front covers in music photography reveal the unknown stories behind these iconic photographs.
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    Icon: Music Through the Lens

    On the Cover

    Saturday
    Aug 7

    1 Hour

    Photographers who shot some of the most memorable front covers in music photography reveal the unknown stories behind these iconic photographs.
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    Icon: Music Through the Lens

    On the Cover

    Sunday
    Aug 8

    1 Hour

    Photographers who shot some of the most memorable front covers in music photography reveal the unknown stories behind these iconic photographs.
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    Icon: Music Through the Lens

    On the Cover

    Monday
    Aug 9

    1 Hour

    Photographers who shot some of the most memorable front covers in music photography reveal the unknown stories behind these iconic photographs.
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    Icon: Music Through the Lens

    On the Wall

    Friday
    Aug 13

    1 Hour

    The transition of music photography from a niche pastime to a highly collectable and valuable art form is examined through conversations with industry insiders.
  • Image
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    Icon: Music Through the Lens

    On the Wall

    Friday
    Aug 13

    1 Hour

    The transition of music photography from a niche pastime to a highly collectable and valuable art form is examined through conversations with industry insiders.
  • Image
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    Icon: Music Through the Lens

    On the Net

    Friday
    Aug 13

    1 Hour

    A look at where music photography sits in the contemporary, popular culture landscape, and whether music photography still has a role to play.
  • Image
    Icon: Music Through the Lens: TVSS: Iconic

    Icon: Music Through the Lens

    On the Net

    Friday
    Aug 13

    1 Hour

    A look at where music photography sits in the contemporary, popular culture landscape, and whether music photography still has a role to play.
  • Image
    Icon: Music Through the Lens: TVSS: Iconic

    Icon: Music Through the Lens

    On the Wall

    Saturday
    Aug 14

    1 Hour

    The transition of music photography from a niche pastime to a highly collectable and valuable art form is examined through conversations with industry insiders.
  • Image
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    Icon: Music Through the Lens

    On the Wall

    Saturday
    Aug 14

    1 Hour

    The transition of music photography from a niche pastime to a highly collectable and valuable art form is examined through conversations with industry insiders.
  • Image
    Icon: Music Through the Lens: TVSS: Iconic

    Icon: Music Through the Lens

    On the Net

    Saturday
    Aug 14

    1 Hour

    A look at where music photography sits in the contemporary, popular culture landscape, and whether music photography still has a role to play.
  • Image
    Icon: Music Through the Lens: TVSS: Iconic

    Icon: Music Through the Lens

    On the Net

    Saturday
    Aug 14

    1 Hour

    A look at where music photography sits in the contemporary, popular culture landscape, and whether music photography still has a role to play.
  • Image
    Icon: Music Through the Lens: TVSS: Iconic

    Icon: Music Through the Lens

    On the Wall

    Saturday
    Aug 14

    1 Hour

    The transition of music photography from a niche pastime to a highly collectable and valuable art form is examined through conversations with industry insiders.
  • Image
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    Icon: Music Through the Lens

    On the Wall

    Sunday
    Aug 15

    1 Hour

    The transition of music photography from a niche pastime to a highly collectable and valuable art form is examined through conversations with industry insiders.
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    Icon: Music Through the Lens

    On the Wall

    Monday
    Aug 16

    1 Hour

    The transition of music photography from a niche pastime to a highly collectable and valuable art form is examined through conversations with industry insiders.

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