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Rock photographer Mark Bowman has died

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Internationally recognized Rock Photographer with a portfolio of Rock Photography spanning five decades and whose award winning work has garnered the praise of such artists as Jimmy Page and Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Bono of U2, The Alice Cooper Group, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart, Tom Petty, Stevie Nicks, Pete Townshend of The Who, Bruce Springsteen, Keith Emerson, Ronnie Lane and Ian McLagan of The Faces among many others.    His gatefold center photograph from “Live From The Astroturf, Alice Cooper” was a key component of the award winning packages for the 2017 Best VINYL Package – 45 RPM ALEX Award in Detroit, Michigan and the 2019 “Best VINYL Record Store Day Package” – 12″ LP – ALEX Award in Hollywood, California.

A native Texan, Mark Bowman’s work has been used in movies, album covers and documentaries & published in Rolling Stone, Texas Monthly, The BBC (England), CBS, PBS, LedZeppelin.com, JimmyPage.com, Houston Chronicle, Austin American-Statesman, Ultimate Classic Rock.com and the legendary fine art music publishing house – Genesis Publications, headquartered in Surrey, Great Britain, UK. 

In 2020 and 2021, in addition to his photography, Bowman expanded his creative palette to serve as Executive Producer for Texas Music Hall of Fame artist Joe King Carrasco’s latest two critically acclaimed, full length albums, “Mariachi Blues” and “Beer Bars & Guitars” for Anaconda Records in Austin, Texas.

Here's Mark with a prized Les Paul guitar signed by Jimmy Page.


Do a search of the forum; you'll find many of Mark's images.



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I am shocked and saddened by the untimely passing of the incomparable Mark Bowman.

Mark had become an exceptionally loyal friend to Jimmy Page in the early 1980s.

On a personal note, Mark was and forever remains a highly respected friend of mine. 

The epitome of a Texan; his passing is a loss being felt across the Lone Star State.

My sincerest condolences to Mark's wife Charlene, Mark's family and friends.


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