This esteemed photographer began his career in the 1960’s as a highly respected photojournalist covering the civil unrest in Northern Ireland, wars in Vietnam and the Middle East as well as famines in Africa. Foregoing this turbulent existence Brian changed direction and began to photograph models and friends in the music business. So began a period in which he comprehensively covered the explosion in British music throughout the eighties and early nineties. These sessions included David Bowie, Sting and The Police, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Madonna and many other rock luminaries. Brian was the official photographer summoned by his friend Bob Geldof to take the now famous Band Aid Group pictures, and he is also credited with photography on many cd’s, including George Michael, Elton John, Cliff Richard, Blondie to name but a few. Brian was responsible for many of Nina Carter’s best known images in glamorous locations, and these are available from www.brianaris.com
His studio work expanded to cover photography on actors, authors, musicians and politicians. Brian was also asked to take the official portraits of Her Majesty The Queen to mark her 70th birthday and later the golden wedding anniversary of Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh. Various other members of the Royal Family have also been photographed by Brian.
As well as publishing books of his work Brian Aris took the official wedding pictures of Sir Bob Geldof and Paula Yates, Sting and Trudy Styler, David Bowie and Iman in a cathedral in Florence, David and Victoria Beckham in Ireland, Joan Collins and Percy Gibson, and Liza Minelli and David Gest in New York, and in 2008 Peter Phillips and Autumn Kelly at Windsor with all members of the Royal Family in attendance. To purchase photographic prints of Nina Carter by Brian Aris please click on the link below.