Grammy award winner, Alan Messer has been photographing musicians for 50 years. Alan became a professional photographer, on December 3rd 1967, working from Dezo Hoffmann's studio as a freelance and was a UK pop magazine (Record Mirror) staff photographer. During the seventies, Alan was the resident Old Grey Whistle Test photographer (BBC TV), was tour photographer for Iggy Pop and Deep Purple and photographed many visiting touring US bands and artists, either in his London studio or on the road.
Excited by America and it's music, Alan moved to Nashville in 1978 to open a studio. An amazing opportunity to photograph the country music scene unfolded with legendary artists like Johnny Cash. During the 80's, Alan Messer was the primary Nashville photographer, often shooting a session or an album cover every day. The American musicians and record companies liked Alan's British style and approach to classic photography. Alan has hundreds of albums and CD's to his credit and a Grammy for album packaging photography/design.