Tom Wright studied photography in London in the early sixties and spent several years in Europe supporting himself through freelance work for other artists. In 1967 he went on his first rock-n-roll tour and for the next thirty years traveled with many bands including The Who, Rod Stewart, Rolling Stones, Joe Walsh, Fabulous Thunderbirds, J.D. Souther, Patsy Torres, Firefall, and many others.
Wright is unique because he was not a “Rock” photographer sent by the record company to get a quick shot of this or that band. He was already with the bands, traveling as friend, unofficial photographer, and tour manager. His perspective is from the inside looking out, with more candid images made back stage than on stage. His photos are the real thing.