Hello - I'm a London based advertising photographer specialising in people & lifestyle on location. I also shoot interperative underwater images in black and white - see Ocean Images link.
Before my career in photography I worked in the music business - most notably for rock band Queen.
NEWS: My old mate Phil John, who I worked with for Mott The Hoople and later Queen, has published his illustrated diary of the final Mott tour in 1974. A good raucous read of life on the road featuring a young and impressionable me......
Available on Amazon.
Queen Unseen My book of the time I spent with Queen was published as a hardback in October 2011. Signed copies can be ordered directly from the publisher. To order a signed copy for £17.99, (UK P&P free - overseas P&P£3.00)Please contact John Blake Publishing Ltd with your name, address and contact number on 020 7381 0666 (mon-fri) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Unsigned copies are available worldwide from Amazon and in Kindle format - in English.
Amazon UK Website
Queen Unseen is a unique account of the many exciting years as a young man I spent on tour, in the recording studio, on video shoots and day to day life at home with one of the world's biggest and best ever rock bands. It is an insightful, enlightening and mostly humorous account for anybody who has ever wondered what working for Queen, or indeed most rock bands of that era really entailed..... the highs and the lows. It is not a chronological history or definitive biography of the band, but a personal story of what it was like to spend your youth travelling the world and living the rock and roll lifestyle - to the full!
There are NO lurid details of the band's private lives. There is plenty of sex and drugs and rock and roll - it's what happened.... I make observations and comments about all the fantastic places we visited and played, and what it was like living, at times, a crazy and surreal existence.
There are photo sections in the book that contain colour and black & white images from my successful Queen The Unseen Archive show that was exhibited in London and Australia recently.
I hope you will join me on my journey and share all the many highs and some lows of having Access All Areas to Queen.
Peter (Ratty) Hince
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Another recommended book on Queen: Is This The Real Life ? The Untold Story Of Queen.
Written by Mark Blake.
Available worldwide through Amazon.
The centre section of the book features images from my 'Queen The Unseen Archive' exhibition - and some of my other rare photos.
I am often asked to attend Queen events and Italian ones in particular. I go to Italy regularly as I have family there and many friends, some who I have met via my connection with Queen.
LINK: Italian Queen Day on YouTube