Born and brought up in Glasgow, Scotland, by the age of 18 Ian was DJing by night and studying photography by day. In his second year as a photographer, the BBC made a TV programme about him called â€˜A Style of Oneâ€™s Ownâ€™.
He then became Artist in Residence for Photography at the Glasgow School
of Art and in 1990 held a show representing Glasgow as part of its â€˜City of Cultureâ€™ programme.
Soon after came his first album cover for Wet Wet Wet followed by a series of portraits for Vidal Sassoon that were published in American Vogue.
Ian moved to London in â€˜91 and continued his successful career shooting portraits of artists, celebrities and real people.
Known for his natural, no-gimmicks style, Ianâ€™s images are authentic, honest and strikingly expressive.