I have supplied UK TV production company Widestream Films a selection of my photographs of reggae artists for their feature length BBC TV documentary film on the origins of Jamaican recorded music, Studio 17 - The Lost Archives, directed by Mark James. It will be shown on BBC TV towards the end of 2019.

Jamaican record producer, Clive Chin, left, with musician Dave Stewart during the making of Studio 17 - The Lost Archives.

Photo Mark James

There is a permanent display of my photos at Rhythm Kitchen Restaurant in north London, England.


A selection of my photos were on display at the Black Cultural Archives as part of their Black Soundexhibition.  The exhibition transferred to the Bernie Grant Arts Centre in London from April 2018 until December 2019.

I am working with a curator for a major exhibition of my photographs at a London gallery.

Images from the Black Sound exhibition at the Black Cultural Archives.

A photo from the Red October 

exhibition in Liverpool.

© 2020 Ian Watts

© 2020 Ian Watts