THE work of photographer Andrew Cotterill, who has shot pictures for some of the nation's most popular music and lifestyle magazines - Q, Mojo, Spin, Sony Style, NME, Big Issue and Dazed and Confused - can be seen in a semi-permanent exhibition at a Southend record shop.

South record store proprietor Richard Onslow, said: "We're really excited to be hosting an ongoing exhibition of Andrew Cotterill's music photography. "Anybody that's ever so much as glanced at a music magazine in the past 20 years would've seen his work. He took the first photos of the Strokes when they came to the UK to tour their debut record (an image we have on show), along with iconic images of greats like Lee Scratch Perry, Chuck D, Beck, up to the recent shoot for Arctic Monkeys MOJO cover.

"Andrew has been gracious enough to allow us to have these on show in the shop, so pop by! They look amazing!"

East-end born Andrew's photographic story started when he would photograph the 80's club and warehouse-party scene.

He started to be published thanks to his pictures of Public Enemy's Chuck D, in Dazed and Confused. In the years since, he has taken images of huge names including Sly and Robbie, John Peel, Lee Scratch Perry, Robert Plant, Arctic Monkeys, Vivienne Westwood, Jarvis Cocker, J Hus, Kanye West, Johnny Marr, Black Keys, Chase and Status, Outkast's Andre 3000 and the Converse-booted Strokes to name but a few.

Having shot the Arctic Monkeys back in 2006, near their hometown of Sheffield, Andrew says he was proud to be invited back again to shoot the band recently, this time for the prestigious cover of Mojo Magazine, in anticipation of the release of their sixth album Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino.