Rock ‘n’ Roll and Fast Cars


On View: October 17, 2019 - February 2, 2020

Rock ‘n’ Roll and Fast Cars opens at the Haggin Museum on October 17, 2019 and will run through February 2, 2020. This exhibition, on display in the New Gallery, will feature over 30 images selected from UK-based photographer Martyn Goddard’s archives and includes photographs of iconic musicians, various automobiles, and super cars.

Martyn Goddard studied photography at Harrow College of Art and after graduating in 1974, he assisted various leading photographers before going freelance. He became part of the New Wave music scene of the 1970s, working with acts such as Blondie, The Jam and The Cure. His successful portrait career led him on a path to photographing some of the great artists and personalities of the time. As a freelance photographer, Goddard worked with a number of magazines, including CAR, AUTOMOBILE, and OCTANE. This allowed him to work on wide-ranging automotive and travel stories from shoots with the Ralph Lauren collection to road trips around the world.

An opening reception will take place on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 6:30 pm. Enjoy a glass of wine and snacks as you view the exhibition. Beginning at 7 pm Martyn Goddard will present a Gallery Talk about his two passions—rock ‘n’ roll and fast cars and how they shaped his career as a photographer, and what inspired this show.

Image Caption: Phil Collins in his recording studio in Surrey UK, by Martyn Goddard, 1984

“Ford Shelby Mustang HWY 89,” by Martyn Goddard

The Jam About the Young Idea exhibition Somerset House London 2015

The Jam About the Young Idea exhibition Somerset House London 2015

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After viewing the exhibit, visitors will have the chance to take home two beautifully-composed books pairing images of some of the most iconic musicians and automobiles of the era. Coinciding with the exhibition the Museum Store will have both volumes of Martyn Goddard’s book, Rock ‘n’ Roll and Fast Cars (pictured to the left) available for purchase. Along with stunning photographs, each book includes anecdotes and articles that give insight into Goddard’s photographic career.


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