Manchester based band Oasis rose to fame in late 1994 with their debut album "Definitely Maybe" which went straight to number one in the UK charts. They went on to have eight UK number one singles, eight number one albums and whole host of awards, dramas, fights, fall outs and new members in between. Chasing The Sun: Oasis 1993 - 1997 was the first Oasis exhibition of rare and iconic photographs, artifacts and memorabilia from the early years of the band. Some of these photos were take by Tom Sheehan who had his own exhibition at our Lomography Store East.
Chasing The Sun: Oasis 1993 – 1997
I arrived early at the venue on Redchurch Street East London to be met by a huge queue of fans waiting to get in. As soon as the doors opened, people started pouring in to take snapshots of themselves inside the venue.
At the back of the room was an area set up to look just like the front cover of the “Definitely Maybe” album. People were queuing to have their picture taken in this iconic scene.
The most impressive aspect was the exhibited photographs, all taken on film. Beautiful shots of the band in various locations taken by Tom Sheehan, Jill Furminovsky, Paul Slattery, Kevin Cummins, and Jamie Fry. My favorite shot was taken on a bridge, and I just love the lighting and composition. It reminded me of why I love film photography so much!
As I was leaving the exhibition I bumped into Tom Sheehan outside the venue, and took a few snapshots of him to finish off my roll.