A personal story about photographing one of my music idols – Paul Weller by photographer Wes Simpson.


Vision Boards and Paul Weller by Celebrity photographer Wes Simpson


One of my all-time favourite records is the Stanley Road album by Paul Weller. So much so as a teenager I even had the album cover printed full length on my bedroom wall! As you can imagine, it was a huge privilege for me to photograph the music legend “the mod father” himself Mr Paul Weller.

Whilst Paul was in Liverpool I was invited to photograph him at his Delamere Forest concert, this included behind the scenes photography and the concert itself.

It was a huge honour and privilege to meet both Paul Weller and Steve Cradock of “Ocean colour scene” who is a member of the Paul Weller band. It was humbling to witness that even idols have idols when Paul stopped off at aunt Mimi’s house, the childhood home of John Lennon on the morning of the concert.


Paul Weller at John Lennons house


Behind the scenes, music and concert photography

Paul Weller Live

Celebrity music and concert photographer


Later that evening Paul Weller would have impressed his idol John Lennon when he rocked Delamere Forest in Cheshire…

Click the video to see my exclusive side of the stage footage of Paul Weller performing Jam classic ‘Town Called Malice.”

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