John McMurtrie

Photographer, Visual Artist

1969 –


Who is John McMurtrie?

John McMurtrie is an award winning British music photographer. He is well known for his portraits of musicians, usually in the heavy rock arena. He regularly shoots covers for Metal Hammer magazine and Total Guitar magazine and also contributes to Rolling Stone and Q magazine.

He is the official photographer for Iron Maiden and author of the book Iron Maiden: On Board Flight 666, a behind-the-scenes photo documentary. It includes photographs taken during the Somewhere Back In Time Tour and The Final Frontier Tour aboard the band's custom chartered Boeing 757, Ed Force One. A presentation of the book was held from 5 to 31 August 2011 at the British Music Experience at the London O2.

On 29 March 2012 at the 2011 Professional Photographer of the Year awards, McMurtrie won the Best Portfolio award and was runner-up for News Editorial Photographer of the Year. He was a runner-up for News Photographer of the Year in 2011 and was nominated for the 2012 Terry O'Neill award.

He was listed in Professional Photographer magazine's "100 Photography Heroes" 2013 special issue.

He is an ambassador for Manfrotto's School of excellence.

He was a guest speaker at 'the Photography Show' 2014.

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on July 23, 2013


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