Rupert is Licentiate of the Royal Photographic Society and a NUJ (National Union of Journalists) accredited Photographer, coming from a varied training in HND in Print Design and a MA in Graphic Design, both of which he incorporated his passion of photography, between 1995 – 1997 Rupert was working for Disney and Arco Chemical as clients when he was a freelance designer in Hong Kong and for the Discovery Channel in Australia, where he filmed the crossing of the Sydney Harbour Bridge by a horse drawn carriage which involved closing off part of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Upon his return to the Uk in 2007 upon his arrival in London He became a creative at Apple while also photographing gigs with Caffy St Luce of Rocklands and Heather Minx Ferguson of Minx Media TV, which looks after many talented up-and-coming musicians. This led him to be asked to cover “This Feeling” where his photo of Shaun Ryder [formerly of the Happy Mondays] and Brother was published in the Sun newspaper. Rupert has photographed acts such as Mark Morris of The Bluetones, Jon Fratelli, of The Fratellis, Molly McQueen and The View, who have performed at This Feeling. His photos can be viewed at ThisFeeling.co.uk and Naz Promotions who are behind Fearless Vampire Killers.
For the past couple of years Rupert has also covered the local community events such as Brockley Max, Camden Crawl for Getty images and Joyzine and Lewisham People’s Day and the prestigious CMJ Event at The Hit Factory for Gibson in their head quarters in New York City, while there also covering other various gigs and shooting for the publication Music Live.
Rupert has also been asked by CNN to do iReports and recently was published with his photos of the Tour De France London Stage; he has been accepted and is photographing for Getty images as a contributor. He has had his photos of Adam Ant Chosen for Adam Ants private collection, as well as working on the Zine Publications PhotoZine and The Zine covering the underground Music scene in London. Rupert has gone onto shoot for 9PR.
Photos from the Isle of Wight Music Festival with was great fun. We got to see some great acts, Up and coming and established. From Alison Moyet, Rag and Bone Man, The Pretenders, Judas, PINS. Thanks to Ray Jones for organising this.
The first day was pretty heavy rain, but from then on in it was hot and sunny which made it all worth while.
You can see the whole set here on my facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/ruperthitchcoxphoto/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1516757905054498
It’s been ten years since pan-global collective Gogol Bordello unleashed their influential fourth album Gypsy Punks: Underdog World Strike and to celebrate they’ve embarked on a tour of more than a dozen countries, and tonight they bring their infectious style clash sound and legendary live show to London.
Great time at Camden Rocks Festival 2016, saw Cold in Berlin, The Carnabies, Restless Love, Carl Barat, Moses, Billy Brag there was some great Music, Restless Love were surprisingly good, look like they have come straight out of the eighties, reminded me of David lee Roth, great fun. Billy Brag was surprisingly funny, although there was one heckler going on about his original stuff all very dull.
I came joint 2nd in the Canon Iconic image competition, with the photo, Pushed aside.
Pushed Aside was taken as I went in behind the riot police at the G8 riots in London. I had slipped in-between the riot police as they made their way down to the main headquarters of the protestors, I followed the Police through, exiting out straight out the other side of the protest and getting photos from the other side of the protest.