Born in London in 1971
Scarlet Page studied photography at the University of Westminster in the early ’90’s and quickly developed her own fresh, documentary style travelling America with The Smashing Pumpkins, The Beastie Boys and the other acts on the Lollapolooza tour of 1994. The following year her shot of The Verve, taken in New York in 1994, was used in the artwork for their album A Northern Soul and her career in the music industry began to take off.
Scarlet has gone on to work with some of the music world’s biggest acts.
She worked closely with Robbie Williams on various projects including album art and the book Somebody Someday. She toured the World with The Darkness, worked extensively with the Foo Fighters, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Rolling Stones, Stereophonics, The Black Crowes and Placebo. Her pictures have appeared in The Times, The Independent, Mojo, Q, Uncut and Clash amongst others. She continues to be commissioned by all the major record labels to shoot artwork and press campaigns for high profile bands.
Her photograph for the cover of Performance and Cocktails by the Stereophonics became one of the most recognisable cover images of the 90's.
Alongside her work for the press, Scarlet has worked extensively for charities, including the ABC Trust, the PDSA, Teenage Cancer Trust and Warchild. For the latter, Scarlet photographed artists and celebrities and their children for a fund raising exhibition held at the Proud Gallery in Camden and later at the Royal Albert Hall and she has contributed to collective shows including the Visions of Dylan show.
Personal projects have also had great success. Her Resonators series, which culminated in an exhibition and a book of the same name, pictures renowned guitarists with their beloved instrument in hand. We see these musicians uniquely at ease - a testament to her concept and empathetic approach to portraiture.
The UK's COVID Lockdown in the summer of 2020 prompted a long-fostered idea to come to fruition; Buddy, in which Scarlet photographed children with their comfort toys. One of the photographs from this series chosen as a winner of the annual Portrait Of Britain competition.
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You can see Scarlet talking about these projects, and her relationship with Stereophonics, below.