Rather pho­to­graph trees

World’s big­gest bands. But the thrill is not what it was — what re­ally in­spires him these days is land­scapes

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ever in the mu­sic world, but these days he is far hap­pier shoot­ing land­scape pho­tog­ra­phy and is about to pub­lish So­journer, a lim­ited edi­tion col­lec­tion of his travel pic­tures. “This book will make peo­ple aware of Ross’s other side,” ex­plains Led Zep­pelin gui­tarist Jimmy Page in his in­tro­duc­tion to the book. “He’s a damn fine pho­tog­ra­pher.”

“I sup­pose the main dif­fer­ence be­tween travel and mu­sic pho­tog­ra­phy is that with land­scape stuff, the sub­ject mat­ter is al­ways happy that you’re there,” Halfin says with a wry smile.

“Also, a tree isn’t go­ing to shout at you and it doesn’t have 10 peo­ple around it scream­ing: ‘We’ve got to wrap this up right now, mate’.

“I hope my travel pic­tures make you stop and think, be­cause that’s what mu­sic orig­i­nally made me do. You want to trans­port peo­ple. Most of the travel pho­to­graphs in the book were taken in the last 10 years, so my big re­gret is not pay­ing at­ten­tion to it all while I was trav­el­ling around the world with these bands when I first started. Ar­tis­ti­cally speak­ing, if I could make a liv­ing shoot­ing land­scape pho­tog­ra­phy, I would never shoot an­other rock photo.” ‘So­journer: Ross Halfin Trav­els’, the signed lim­ited edi­tion book of 650 copies world­wide is avail­able in two bind­ings from Ge­n­e­sis Pub­li­ca­tions; Tel. 01483 540970 or visit www.Ge­n­e­sis-Pub­li­ca­tions.com; price £145 and £325

PHOTO: © ROSS HALFIN

From new wave to real waves:

Amer­i­can glam metal band, Kiss

Halfin’s fa­mous im­age of Pete Town­shend and Keith Moon of The Who Bob Mar­ley Mick Jones of The Clash

The Who

PHOTO: © ROSS HALFIN

PHOTO: © ROSS HALFIN

PHOTO: © ROSS HALFIN

PHOTO: © ROSS HALFIN

Sand dunes in Oman

The sea at Uluwata, Bali

The late Amy Wine­house

PHOTO: © ROSS HALFIN

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