Mick Hutson 1965-2023: "Most people’s reaction to my job is ‘you lucky sod!'"

Madonna performing on stage, Wembley Stadium 1993
Madonna performing on stage, Wembley Stadium, 1993 (Image credit: Mick Hutson/Getty Images)

Tributes have been pouring out following the unfortunate passing of one of music's most loved rock photographers, Mick Hutson. He was renowned for photographing the likes of Nirvana, David Bowie, Ozzy Osbourne, Paul McCartney, AC/DC, Primal Scream, the Stones, Marilyn Manson, Lily Allen, Elton John, Aerosmith, Madonna and many, many more.  

Hutson photographed the biggest names in music, with his work featured on a handful of official album releases, and having graced the front covers of prominent magazines including 80 covers shot for Metal Hammer magazine alone. It is with a heavy heart that we report on his passing, and remember Mick Hutson for the charming and kindhearted man that we knew him to be, having worked closely with plenty of our brands and editorial teams over the years. Let's talk about our memories of Mick. 

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Beth Nicholls
Staff Writer

A staff writer for Digital Camera World, Beth has an extensive background in various elements of technology with five years of experience working as a tester and sales assistant for CeX. After completing a degree in Music Journalism, followed by obtaining a Master's degree in Photography awarded by the University of Brighton, she spends her time outside of DCW as a freelance photographer specialising in live music events and band press shots under the alias 'bethshootsbands'.