About / Bio;
Copyright / image usage license.
About / Bio
Thanks for your interest. If you are unfamiliar with my name, it is
pronounced "Greg". I am based out of Brighton, UK (operating
mainly in and around London and the South East but happy to travel),
and have worked as a music photographer since 2010, mostly within the
rock, metal, and punk genres. Highlights over the years have included
direct commissions for Rock Sound and Metal Hammer magazines, and seeing
my photography published by Kerrang!, Rhythm, Q magazine, Rolling Stone,
the BBC, and many other highly regarded music publications. I currently
have 15+ album and EP artwork credits, too.
Here's some tearsheets and screenshots of published
The Coronavirus lockdown of the UK music scene during 2020 enabled me
to spend time developing awareness of my personal photography work,
blending elements of humanist, street, and fine-art styles using an
artful black and white aesthetic. Of course there's an occasional hint
towards my music photography too (although it is more documentorial
in nature). This has lead to some competition success, print sales,
images exhibited, and the creation of my first photobook.
All my personal work can be seen at www.greigclifford.co.uk.
Consequently, the year 2021 marks a major change in how I now approach
my work as a music photographer... In line with my personal photography
I have decided to no longer work in colour, as I have chosen to dedicate
my energies following an art photography path rather than one more typical
of a music press photographer. It's an instinctive decision that I believe
enables me to combine all elements of my photography in a more meaningful
If you like what I do, please feel free to get in touch.
Contact details are at the top of every page.
Copyright / Image licence
I will never sell my copyright in the images I make. However, with commissioned
work (and once full payment has been made) a licence will be issued
which allows use of all finished images, and any edited versions you
may create from them, for any purpose, commercial, editorial, promotional,
etc., just as you would be able to if you held the copyright yourself.
The licence covers all territories (the universe), lasts forever, and
may be sold or transferred to another party too.
So, to reiterate, you will hold a usage licence, I will retain the copyright
in the original image. This is mainly (but not limited to) so that I
may freely use my right to be known as the creator of the original image,
to exhibit and show my work including online, in printed portfolios
and in galleries, to freely use my work in any publication to promote
my work and the right to sell prints or posters or publish the image
in some other way for additional financial gain. If the image ever becomes
well known enough then it may help me pay for my retirement!
This enables you to fully profit from the images I create for you and
allows me to work for a fee much lower than I would otherwise be comfortable
ALL IMAGES ARE SUBJECT TO COPYRIGHT LAWS.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.