Ian Dickson has been photographing rock stars since 1972 and his work has appeared in Disc, Record Mirror, New Musical Express, Sounds, Vox, Mojo, Q, Rolling Stone and elsewhere over the years. In 1992, he held his first exhibition in London followed by several around Europe, with considerable success. In 1994, a selection of his work was shown at the MTV Awards in Berlin, at the Brit Awards at Alexandra Palace, and at the World Music Awards in Monte Carlo and Copenhagen.
A feature on his portfolio was published in the March 1995 issue of Q magazine and in August that year, he was recognized by the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame And Museum with his Rod Stewart “pyjama portrait” (“Images Of Rock And Roll”, Rolling Stone Press). An Eric Clapton and a Muddy Waters were added in February 2000 and in October 2000 a book of his punk photographs (entitled “Flash Bang Wallop!”) was published by Abstract.
He currently lives with his wife Shoko, son Louis and daughter Koyuki in the south-coast seaside city of Brighton.