Photographer Fin Costello was born in Glenamaddy in Galway, Ireland and grew-up in Cork by
St Lukes. He emigrated to London when he was 19 years old, and took up a trade as a
sailmaker. In 1966 he began photography as a hobby and discovered he had an aptitude for
it, initially beginning working for magazines as a sports photographer, but soon moved onto
working with bands.
In 1971 Fin got his big break when a friend asked him to photograph some bands at a gig.
The venue was a place called the Roundhouse, where many established and upcoming bands
would play. The gig started at 12 noon and continue on through to 12 that night, with band
after band getting up on stage to play a few songs. One of the bands he photographed was
called Argent, who were about to have a hit with the song "Hold Your Head Up", Fin's photos
were used on the album's artwork and within a month he was taking photos for the likes of
Uriah Heep, Humble Pie and Deep Purple.
In a career spanning 40 years he has worked with some of the most influential names in the
music business, including Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne, The Police, Thin Lizzy, Deep Purple,
Kiss, The Rolling Stones and Jimi Hendrix.
These wonderful photos of Stevie Nicks from Fleetwood Mac were taken by Fin Costello in New
Haven in October 1975.