‘She was coming with us to write about the making of the video for Vienna. She was a natural poser. All I had to do was point the camera and press the button’

When I joined Ultravox I had a little happy-snap camera, the kind that everybody owned in those days. But I was fascinated by 35mm models, how you looked through the lens and the world was slightly different. So in 1980, I bought myself a Canon A-1.

Back then, Ultravox had a thing about not having photographers around, so there were very few casual backstage shots. When I toured with Thin Lizzy in the late 70s and early 80s, they had photographer Chalkie Davies with them, documenting everything. Ultravox found all that a bit intrusive, so we started taking photographs of the backstage stuff ourselves.

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