I first photographed Amy Winehouse at the Virgin Festival in August 2004. She was flirtatious, perhaps a little nervous but all the same incredible onstage. It was amazing to hear such a powerful voice come from such a tiny frame.
I have just read on the Guardian that she has died. I wasn’t totally surprised that someone so young with so much still ahead of them would die. For a long time she was heading faster than many toward that destination. Her self destructive nature takes nothing away from her talent as a musician.
She now enters a strange hall of fame. A hall that houses the 27 Club.. Hendrix, Joplin, Morrison, Cobain.