TINA: Photographer

David Redfern

Ike & Tina Turner - David Redfern - Photographer

'Get It Together‘ photo session / Newport Jazz Festival / Copyright by Getty Images

David Redfern was an English photographer specialising in music photography. Born in Ashbourne, he began his career photographing jazz festivals such as the Beaulieu Jazz Festival in Beaulieu, Hampshire and was a regular visitor at the Marquee Club and the Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club in the 1960s, where he photographed Miles Davis and Ella Fitzgerald.

Redfern photographed for the TV show Ready Steady Go! and many artists while they were on tour, including Stevie Wonder, The Four Tops, Martha and the Vandellas, Smokey Robinson and Marvin Gaye. He also accompanied the Beatles during the making of the Magical Mystery Tour movie. In 1980, he became the regular tour photographer of Frank Sinatra, at the request of the singer. Redfern worked as a photographer for 45 years and had over 10,000 pictures in his collection including photos of the Beatles and Jimi Hendrix. In 1999 he published a book about his life called „The Unclosed Eye.“

David photographed Ike & Tina Turner as well as Tina solo several times, among others at the Hammersmith Odeon in London, at the Newport Jazz Festival, at „The Venue“ in 1983 for the TV-Show The Tube and he is credited for the European cover picture of the album Get It Together from 1970.