Aaron Sixx

Aaron Sixx

Aaron Sixx was born in Germany and grew up in Sweden and America.He graduated in 1969 from UCLA with degrees in Film and Photography. While there he studied with such world renowned photographers as Robert Heinecken and Edmund Teske among others.

Aaron began photographing musicians in 1969, and in 1971 he shot Rod Stewart's breakthrough multi-platinum LP, Every Picture Tells A Story. Upon moving to London, he shot numerous album covers, posters and publicity photos for such artists as Rod Stewart, David Bowie, The Bee Gees, The Who, The Kinks, Status Quo, Neil Diamond, Jimmy Webb, Lou Reed and Crosby Stills and Nash, among many others.

Hundreds of his photographs were put in storage when in 1973 he was hired as European A&R Director for United Artists Records. In 1975 Aaron joined the newly formed Arista Records in New York as International Vice President. In 1978 he formed Aura Records & Music in London and headed that company for over 20 years.

After moving back to Los Angeles in 2000, Aaron received a call from Universal Records, asking if he had any rare or unseen photos of Rod Stewart for its reissues. He did. Ultimately his photos were used on the CD releases including The Very Best Of, The Millenium Collection, The Best Of Rod Stewart Vols.. 1 and 2, and Rod Stewart - Reason to Believe/The Complete Mercury Studio Recordings.

Rock Paper Photo now features many of Sixx's rare black & white and color photos, which have not been seen in over 35 years.

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