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Fin Costello
Background information
Born Ireland
Occupation Photographer
Years active 1970s-present
Associated acts The Rolling Stones
Jimi Henrix
Deep Purple
Duran Duran

Fin Costello is an Irish photographer, who's work has included photographing musical artists including The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix and Duran Duran.


Fin was born in Glenamaddy in Galway (Ireland) and grew-up in Cork by St Lukes. He emigrated to London (UK) when he was 19 years old, and took up a trade as a sailmaker. In 1966 he began photography as a hobby and discovered he had an aptitude for it, initially beginning working for magazines as a sports photographer, but soon moved onto working with bands.

In 1971 Fin got his big break when a friend asked him to photograph some bands at a gig. The venue was a place called the Roundhouse, where many established and upcoming bands would play. The gig started at 12 noon and continue on through to 12 that night, with band after band getting up on stage to play a few songs. One of the bands he photographed was called Argent, who were about to have a hit with the song "Hold Your Head Up", Fin's photos were used on the album's artwork and within a month he was taking photos for the likes of Uriah Heep, Humble Pie and Deep Purple.

In a career spanning 40 years he has worked with some of the most influential names in the music business, including Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne, The Police, Thin Lizzy, Deep Purple, Kiss, The Rolling Stones and Jimi Hendrix. In 1981 Fin's photograph of Duran Duran featured on the front cover of the band's debut album Duran Duran.

A selection of Fin Costello's work[]