My Photography Speciality Service: Events. Social-Documentation. Music Photo-Journalism. Photographic Art. Publication. Festivals. Backstage.

I work independently for: Live Nation, Robomagic, CBN News Studio 5, Kennedy Street and Music Week. Come add your name to my list:

Nile Rodgers, Patti Labelle, Chaka Khan, TLC, Stormzy, Sir Lenny Henry, Professor Sir Magdi Habib Yacoub, Rebecca Ferguson, Lalah Hathaway, Dianne Reeves, Hugh Masekela, Van Morrison, Omar, Junior Giscombe, Leee John, Errol Kennedy, Hi-Tension, Bonnie Raitt, Shalamar, Kathy Sledge, Jean Carne, Marcus Anderson, Maxi Jazz, Jazzie B, Caron Wheeler, Kat Wong, Ainsley Harriott, Anne Hegarty, Dr Alex George, Jo Hart, Simon Britton, Dave Ambrose, Fiona Bevan, Gary Davies, Errollyn Wallen, Prof Shirley J. Thompson, Heather Small, Ben Ofoedu, Tom Watson, Chase & Status, Dave Pearce, Kwame Kwaten, Terence Blanchard, Courtney Pine, Tom Grennan, Emma Scanlan, David Nathan, London Mars, Andrew Roachford, Armand Assante, Tomi Rae Brown, Laura Mvula, Levi Roots, Nigel Elderton, Kool and the Gang, Paul Gambaccini, Dean Aslett Quiet Storm, Monty Panesar, Bob Massie, Danny Betesh, Angie Becker, Rob Davis, Eleanor Tomlinson, Stuart Epps, Gordon Mac, Stefflon Don, Pauline Henry, Rob Shirikbari, Everton Nelson, Kevin Davy White, Fred Wesley, Will Downing, Me’lisa Morgan, Najee, Fearne Cotton, Gok Wan, GoldieRocks, Martin Sutton, Sir Rod Stewart, Steve Nichols, Pete Brown, Betty Wright, Keith Harris, Tom Browne, Earth, Wind & Fire, Deniece Williams, Greg Edwards, Jocelyn Brown, Shola Ama, Paul Pacifico, DJ Steve Sutherland, Gregory Porter, Evelyn Champagne King, Cheryl Lynn, June Brown, John Altman, Lisa Simone, Bettye LaVette, Sara Dallin, Boy George, Cece Penniston, Eric Hall, June Sarpong, Tameka Epson, Colin Salmon, The Whispers, Candi Staton, Neneh Cherry, Lionel Loueke, Robert Glasper, Mark Labbett, Rozalla, Mica Paris, David Grant, Alexander O’Neal, Gwen Dickey, Trevor Nelson, Jarrod Lawson, Paul Conroy, Jeff Young, Kashif, Al McKay, Julian Joseph, Kim Appleby, Allan Lamb, Patrice Rushen, Lesley-Ann Jones, George Clinton, Adil Bayyan, Errol Reid, Eddie Wideboy Craig, Ron Fair.

Gary Thomas KYPA. Photographer to the Stars

Tony Cochrane (Represents and publishes The Grammy Awards booklet)

Featured Projects


  • Dr. Shaun Wallace

    Barrister, Author, Mastermind Champion 2004,
    The "Dark Destroyer" on ITV"s The Chase

    “I have known Gary K(eep) Y(oung) P(eople) A(live) in a professional capacity.
    Since 2019 when he was the designated photographer on a campaign
    featuring both myself and M People’s Heather Small endeavouring to use our respective public profiles to highlight Homelessness in British society.

    The images that Gary took during the campaign were published in the national press and went some considerable way to highlighting this important issue.”

  • Jo Hart

    Managing Director Hart Media

    “I have known Gary Thomas for many years and first met him at a networking event. I hired him to take photos for my 20th Anniversary work party in 2017 and was over the moon with his ethics, his patience and the end results of the photos he provided, which captured fantastic memories.

    Gary is calm, kind and treated myself and my guests with the utmost respect. The photos were delivered in no time and some even managed to make it in various publications such as Music Week and websites. I cannot recommend Gary enough for anything you need and have recommended him to many others.”

  • Dean Aslett

    Quiet Storm (Recording Artist, Internationally Acclaim Personal Stylist & Fashion Guru to Rock Stars & Royalty)

    Gary has not only been very supportive and loyal to me and my musical endeavours, he also is very strategic and methodical in coming up with potential opportunities for the benefit of each party. I have just come off a photoshoot with Gary and the work he produced was of the highest quality and presented to me within 24 hours.

    I would thoroughly recommend Gary to any person/organisation who wishes to utilise his skills and services.

  • Rob Hallett

    Award Winning Promoter, Agent, Manager

    ““Love your photo and want to use as my corporate shot… May be the best shot of me ever!””

  • David Nathan


    “When attending The Love Supreme Festival in 2015 in my capacity as founder of and with longtime associations with many of the artists performing there (through my work as a veteran music journalist), I had the pleasure of meeting Gary Thomas Kypa whose professionalism was immediately apparent when he offered to photograph me with headline artists such as Chaka Khan.

    Dianne Reeves, Jarrod Lawson and Candi Staton among others. The quality of his work was such that I used a number of his photographs at as well as on social media (primarily Facebook) which assisted in focusing on my active presence in the music industry community in the UK and among my friends and colleagues in the US.

    A portrait of Chaka Khan in particular drew praise from the artist herself and has been widely seen by her global audience on social media. Subsequently, between 2015-2019, I invited Gary to attend performances by a diverse range of artists including, among others, Verdine White (of Earth, Wind & Fire), Bonnie Raitt, Patti LaBelle, Kathy Sledge, Deniece Williams, Howard Hewett (of Shalamar), Dionne Warwick and Lisa Simone; again, Gary’s first class skills proved invaluable in capturing special moments with legendary performers, many of whom I have known for several decades.

    In addition, on a personal level, Gary has provided tangible support with my own recording projects, thus assisting me with continuing this aspect of my work in the UK. My experience of working with Gary in a multiplicity of different settings has been stellar and I am happy to add my name to the list of entertainment industry professionals and others who have also benefited from his distinctive skills as a photographer and creative artist in his own right.”