David Redfern

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David Redfern (born 7 June 1936 in Ashbourne, Derbyshire) is an English photographer specialising in music photography. He has been a photographer for 45 years and has over 10,000 pictures in his collection. His collection includes many famous photos of the Beatles and Jimi Hendrix. In 1999 he published a book about his life called The Unclosed Eye. He currently lives in London, England.


Redfern started off photographing jazz festivals such as the Beaulieu Jazz Festival in Beaulieu, Hampshire.

He has been president of BAPLA, the British Association of Picture Libraries and Agencies, from 1992 until the present.[1]


  1. ^ "David Redfern receives Milt Hinton Award for excellence in Jazz Photography". Archived from the original on July 22, 2007. 


  • The Unclosed Eye: The Music Photography of David Redfern. London: Sanctuary Publishing Limited, 1999). ISBN 1-86074-255-6.
  • The Unclosed Eye: The Music Photography of David Redfern, Expanded second edition. Self-published, 2005. ISBN 0-9550718-0-1.

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