Rich Ward

 I started going to concerts in the 1980s, with my main interests being what are now regarded as classic rock bands such as Deep Purple, UFO, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath etc, and NWOBHM bands such as Diamond Head & Saxon.

In 2003 I began to combine my passion of photography with live music, and have not looked back since. I enjoy the thrill of shooting whether it be a festival the LG Arena, Wolverhampton Civic, Birmingham Symphony Hall, or small clubs such as The Robin 2 in Bilston or The Vault in Rugby.

I have exclusively been using Nikon DSLRs since 2004.

My photography has also helped me to discover the huge wealth of talented bands that are emerging, and out there playing live in the small clubs. Britain does have talent, but you won’t find it fed to you on the TV on a Saturday evening, you’ll find it in the clubs.

I live in the Midlands, but also travel throughout the UK to see bands. My images have been published in rock magazines and newspapers in the UK, USA, Norway & Japan. My images have been used for CD and DVD covers by bands such as UFO, Diamond Head, Waysted, Damage Control, Holy Rage, Graham Bonnett, Bring Me The Horizon and Rattlesnake Kiss.

Some albums featuring my photographs


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Midlands Rocks

I also work as a photographer, occasional reviewer and live reviews editor for Midlands Rocks

Midlands Rocks is an online space, promoting all things ROCK across the wider Midlands area. So whether you chill to the Blues, love your Rock or are into the hardest of Metal, then you are bound to find comprar levitra or something there for you. With the most extensive and up to date gig guide across the Midlands, album reviews, gig reviews, interviews and regular Radioshow podcasts across all genres, it’s the one stop shop for all your rockin’ needs.


All images on this site are protected by copyright Rich Ward / and should not be used under any circumstances without permission.

Images are available for licensing and for individual purchase. Please use the contact form on the right for all enquiries.

For booking enquiries for single concerts, festival coverage or location / studio shoots please complete the contact form on the right.