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Coleman Hawkins and Sonny Stitt
All that jazz
Terry Cryer has photographed many of the great Jazz and blues musicians and now there is a chance to see his evocative pictures on display in his hometown.
Terry Cryer was born in Leeds in 1934 and started his career in photography at 14 years old, his first job was mixing gallons of chemicals for a processing firm. Soon he found himself behind the camera. He first took pictures on an imitation Leica and later, when he acquired a twin-lens Rolleiflex, he had his favoured camera.
When a venue called Studio 20 opened in Leeds, featuring jazz seven nights a week, Terry started to take photographs of the musicians who played there. It was to lead to a career snapping pictures of the many musical greats that feature in a stunning touring exhibition called Love You All Madly.
From his portraits of Louis Armstrong in Liverpool to Nat King Cole at The London Palladium, Terry was able to capture the defining images of some of the most important and iconic performers of all time.
Terry shut down his darkroom many years ago and is now retired. All the prints in Love You All Madly are hand-produced, signed and titled by Terry.
Love You All Madly
last updated: 04/07/2008 at 16:38