A life full of photographs and stories.

Deelenhaus Paderborn 2023


NOT JUST PICTURES – A life full of photographs and stories.

“I wanted to work with things and people that inspired and excited me as a teenager. That meant magazine covers, record sleeves and movie stars.”

Not everyone can claim to have been pinched in the bum by Debbie Harry (Blondie) and ridden with Robbie Williams in his Jaguar – only on the lot because he had failed his driving test, or to have photographed Keira Knightley in a bathrobe because her stylist thought the appointment was the next day and to have been hired for the official photos for Kate and William’s 10th wedding anniversary….

Chris Floyd can tell all these stories and many more.

Whether it’s Paul McCartney, Robert De Niro, Damien Hirst or Boris Johnson – today Chris Floyd is considered one of the most renowned photographers of his generation and has worked with A-list stars, heads of state, royalty, legendary musicians and artists.

Limelight Gallery offered the “NOT JUST PICTURES” event to accompany Chris’ book of the same name at Deelenhaus in Paderborn, and many interested people came. The London curator Dave Brolan asked Chris about his career and a very amusing conversation developed, which one could have listened to for hours.

Afterwards, everyone went together to the Limelight Gallery, where some of his works are exhibited, and the evening ended with drinks, nice conversations and many signed books. WDR collected impressions and statements, we are very excited about the report!

Get in touch if you would like to purchase a book or even an original signed fine art print!
(all pictures by Fotoatelier Juan Zamalea)



Celebrity portraiture from the acclaimed British photographer and author, with David Bowie, Cate Blanchett, Iggy Pop and more
This coffee table volume is the first monograph dedicated to British photographer Chris Floyd’s (born 1968) 30-year career. Featuring over 200 photographs, it includes his sessions with Paul McCartney, David Attenborough, Debbie Harry, David Hockney, David Bowie, Marcus Rashford, Cate Blanchett, Oasis, Iggy Pop and many more. The photographs are accompanied by a collection of stories that paint a broader and sometimes funnier picture of his oeuvre.
“For a long time people have told me how much they love reading what I write, as much as looking at the photographs I produce, and that they would love to own a book of this work and these tales,” he writes. “After nearly 30 years in the game, perhaps now is the time to parlay the most interesting, funny, odd, disturbing, confrontational, collaborative and life affirming photographic moments.”

Pages: 319
Format: 324 x 260 mm
Price: 55,00 €
ISBN 978-1909526860

The book is published by renowned publisher R|A|P, London