Mike McCartney has a recognised portfolio of work as a high-profile photographer, known in particular for capturing on film personal moments experienced by members of The Beatles in the 1960s as they transformed from amateur musicians to world-renowned superstars.


McCartney has since shot various intimate backstage photographs of musical icons, such as Alice Cooper, James Brown, Gene Vincent and the 2005 Live8 event in Hyde Park, many of which have been published in books about his work. His photographs hang in the National Portrait Gallery, serving as nostalgic snapshots of significant moments in recent musical history.