Bleddyn Butcher was born in England and scathed in Western Australia. He worked for NME in the 1980s, photographing musicians (Alex Chilton, Joe Strummer, Michael Stipe, the Pogues and U2) and authors (William Gibson, J.G. Ballard and Greil Marcus). His photographs have since appeared in many leading music journals and are included in the permanent collection at Australia's National Portrait Gallery in Canberra. In 2011, he published Save What You Can: The Day of The Triffids, a biography of that band's prime mover David McComb. His stunning visual record of the amazing career of Nick Cave, A Little History, was published by Allen & Unwin in 2014 and was highlighted in many Best Books of the Year, including Rough Trade's. He lives in Sydney.
"Bleddyn Butcher has been taking pictures of me and my cohorts since I first got up on stage back in Australia right through to the shuddering present and some of these images are so familiar to me, so much a part of the fabric of my life, my little history, that much like the songs I have written, these photographs have become the props around which my memories collect. Without them so many of those days would be lost. Soul-stealer and dream-catcher - here he comes then - with his book of rescued moments." Nick Cave