Iconic music photographer visits students at SJD

One of the UK’s most influential rock photographers, responsible for some of the most iconic album covers of the 90s, visited students at Sir John Deane’s Sixth Form College last week.

Michael Spencer Jones has photographed some of the world’s top musicians and bands and is well known for his work with The Verve and Oasis who he toured with for three years on and off.

Visiting students on Wednesday, Michael spoke about his career in the music industry, his love of photography and how his work has evolved to where it is today.

Michael Spencer Jones

Simon Davies, Art and Photography teacher at Sir John Deane’s, said: “We were delighted that Michael could take the time out of his busy schedule to visit the college.  

“He spoke brilliantly about his career and left students feeling truly inspired to pursuit their photography beyond A Level.”

Students were also treated to a signed photograph of one of Michael's best known works, the front cover of the hit Oasis album, Definitely Maybe.