The Lightpower Collection

Lightpower was founded in 1978 in Germany as a lighting rental company. Since then Lightpower has grown to be an internationally established distributor for stage and studio lighting equipment. The Lightpower Collection was born out of a company culture that has grown over several years with a passion for collecting Rock’n’Roll art. The collection features photography and album cover artwork from many of the world’s greatest photographers and designers.

Neal Preston’s Rock’n’Roll photography represents the core of this collection and comprises over seventy large-format original fine art prints. Preston’s archive is one of the most extensive in the world and includes every major artist in rock history. His photographs continue to be shown worldwide. The latest opportunity to see his works was at the NAMM Show in Anaheim, at Stage | Set | Scenery in Berlin and–slightliy different–at the fashion house Kressmann in Schwerin. A large part of Neal Preston’s pictures and also some rarely shown works from other photographers and album covers could be seen at the Kunstverein Paderborn until June 14th.

The Lightpower Collection curates and produces exhibition concepts and provides artworks for events. All prints are available for sale via the website. The Lightpower Collection is a non-profit organisation.

All proceeds from sales of fine art prints and merchandise will be donated to  “Behind the Scenes” and Backup–The Technical Entertainment Industry Charity.

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Latest News

Mick Rock, Michael Zagaris and Bob Gruen now available!
“The right bunch of villains” – this is how legendary Mick Rock describes the photographers in our portfolio. And he is right! We are approaching the Who-is-Who of music photographers with big steps. Besides Neal Preston, Henry Diltz and Jørgen Angel, now Michael Zagaris, Mick Rock, and Bob Gruen are also represented by the Lightpower Collection.
We are proud and thankful to work with these superstars of music photography!

Now available: “Queen: The Neal Preston Photographs”
This official book, produced in collaboration with the band, features over 200 images and is an exhilarating ride through their years on the road together. It is the first time Preston and Queen have collated this work in one volume: glimpses of life backstage, live performances, post-performance highs and lows, and outtakes―many of which have never been seen before―are accompanied by memories and anecdotes from Preston with forewords by Queen guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor. The pages vibrate with a palpable energy. Buy now!

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The greatest book of Rock’n’Roll