Heavenly Portraits

Brian David Stevens

Photographer Brian David Stevens was part of our first group show Made in Wales in 2014, exhibiting work from his Brighter Later series. Brian currently has an exhibition entitled Heavenly Portraits at Rough Trade East in London until 30th September, which includes portraits of Welsh musicians.

The exhibition celebrates Heavenly Recordings and Rough Trade Shops 25th anniversary by exhibiting 54 photographic portraits of every artist signed to the label in this anniversary year. Accompanying the exhibition is a Heavenly 25 yearbook including all the portraits which is available from Rough Trade shops and the Heavenly website. 

Gruff Rhys. Welsh musician, composer, producer, filmmaker and author.

Gwenno Saunders. Music producer, DJ, radio presenter and singer from Cardiff.

H. Hawkline. Welsh singer-songwriter.


Brian David Stevens is a photographer working in London. He was born in Cambridge of Welsh parents and brought up in Yorkshire as a cruel genetic experiment. He is currently finishing his first book, Brighter Later, a portrait of  Britain looking out to sea. Brian has completed and exhibited a ten year project shooting war veterans entitled They that are Left, his most recent exhibition at the Heavenly Social was Notting Hill Sound Systems. His portrait of Wilko Johnson is in the national collection.

Heavenly Portraits is at Rough Trade East, Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL until 30th September.


James O Jenkins