Kate Simon was born in New York in 1953. She developed an interest in photography at an early age after her father gave her a Polaroid camera. In 1972, Kate moved to London and started work for various magazines and as a tour photographer.
Here are some of those images
The Clash, London, 1976
“Bernie Rhodes asked me to take some photographs of these good friends who were The Clash. I went over to where they were rehearsing, and I'd no idea it was for the cover. They were natural subjects, so I really couldn’t miss.”
Debbie Harry on the roof of W 58th St, New York, 1977
Sex Pistols, Nashville Room, London, 1976
William S. Burroughs - undated.
Chrissie Hynde, London 1976
Bob Marley relaxing on the Exodus Tour, Germany, 1977
David Bowie at Olympic studios in Barnes, west London, on January 14, 1974.
Patti Smith & Robert Mapplethorpe, NYC, 1978.
“I met Patti in Paris in 1975 and became friendly with her; and shot her with regularity from 1975-1979” - Kate Simon
Keith Haring and William Burroughs, 1987
“I took that in Lawrence, Kansas in William S. Burrough’s front yard. William moved out there in the 80’s and was really happy out there. He had his cats, and he had his vegetables" - Kate Simon
Andy Warhol, The Factory, New York, 1979
“That Andy Warhol shot is from when I was working with Glenn O’Brien at Interview. That was when Andy had the factory at Union Square and his studio was right across the hall from the Interview office, so I was there a lot” - Kate Simon
“It was 1983 and I was the New York photographer for The Face. They told me I had to photograph Madonna, and I had no idea who that was. Madonna came over (with Debi Mazar) and she looked beautiful. She was an unbelievable subject that day, her face, her expression'
William S Burroughs, 1995.
Joey Ramone at home, New York, 1977.
Photo Kate Simon
Debbie Harry, New York, 1978.
Photo Kate Simon
Vivienne Westwood at SEX, London, 1976.
Photo by Kate Simon
Richard Hell at home, New York City, 1977.
Photo by Kate Simon
Judy Nylon in bed with atomizer, London, 1976.
Photo by Kate Simon
Last but definitely not least.
Ozzy Osbourne with his happy knees, Newcastle, 1975
“I just love that picture of Ozzy, there was something very personable about him…I asked him “where’d you get these tattoos?, and he told me he gave them to himself when he was in prison.” ❤

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