I’m Gary Trueman and I’m a freelance photographer by trade. I’m also a music journalist and editor. My earliest experiences of rock music came by being taken to see Deep Purple when I was seven and then bands such as Iron Maiden and Motorhead in my early teens. Since then I’ve followed not just metal but punk and almost anything else designated ‘alternative’. I was a DJ for many years before taking a break and then switching to writing and photography. I’m a passionate feminist (yes guys can be as well) and a very keen supporter of The Sophie Lancaster Foundation. I’m also a big supporter of emerging acts. They are the future.
I live with my wife Tracey and our menagerie. When not behind a camera or keyboard I’m usually found working with our rescue horses (we also have cats, dogs and a pet sheep called Shauna) or occasionally out playing pool and having a cheeky pint or three. I drive a Land Rover Defender because even a luddite like myself can mend one of those. I love hot curry and cold cider, but almost any alcohol will do. I have no idea why anyone thinks pineapple is something you should put on a pizza but I’m happy to accept it takes all sorts. Variety is after all the spice of life, and I like spice.