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Leica M MONOCHROM “SIGNATURE” By Andy Summers

Leica Camera and Fender Custom Shop collaborate with Legendary “The Police” Guitarist to unveil Leica M MONOCHROM “Signature” by Andy Summers Camera, Andy Summers MONOCHROM Strat®. Both sets are limited to 50 pieces worldwide, and encapsulate a perfect marriage of two instruments of art: a guitar and a camera. A flawless union of supreme craftsmanship, rock […]

Bonnefatenmuseum Andy Summers Exhibit Video

Andy Summers’ photography exhibition “A Certain Strangeness” is at the Bonnefatenmuseum in Maastricht until October 27, 2019! With over 400 pictures from the period 1979-2018, the exhibition “A Certain Strangeness” is the first retrospective of the photographic work of British photographer and guitar legend Andy Summers. The geographical locations of the shots range from the […]

Andy Summers’ Monochrome Strat in Guitar World

From Guitar World: The Police guitarist Andy Summers has never been shy about integrating his acclaimed work as a photographer into his music – often, during his recent solo shows, performing against a backdrop of his photographs.  We’ve never seen him combine his twin artistic passions quite like this, though, as he teams up with the Fender […]

Fender and Andy Summers Collaborate on Monochrome Strat Set

From Premier Guitar: Hollywood, CA (September 18, 2019) — A flawless union of supreme craftsmanship, rock ‘n’ roll and photography comes to life with the introduction of Leica and Fender Custom Shop’s limited-edition camera-Stratocaster guitar pairing. Created in collaboration with Andy Summers, an accomplished photographer, former member of the Grammy award-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of […]

Andy Summers and the New Fender Custom Guitar

Accomplished photographer and The Police guitarist, Andy Summers has collaborated with the Fender Custom Shop and Leica Camera to create the Andy Summers Monochrome Strat set. Custom-wrapped with a collage of monochrome photos taken by Summers and crafted with touches that nod to his Leica M cameras, this limited release of 50 Stratocaster guitars is […]

Andy Summers of the Police

Andy Summers has enthralled music fans with his unique talent since entering the music scene in the late 1960s. Since picking up a guitar at the age of thirteen, Andy has made his mark as an essential component of The Police, as a solo artist, and as a writer, photographer, composer, and producer.

With The Police Andy is a driving source of energy and color behind Sting’s dynamic vocals, his guitar playing a distinctive and original signature of The Police sound.

During his Police years, Andy’s guitar was heard and imitated worldwide making an indelible impression on guitar and guitarists everywhere. Apart from the band’s multi-million selling records Andy received two Grammys for Best Rock Instrumental Performance and was also voted the number one guitarist for five years by Guitar Player Magazine, and then entered the Guitar Player Hall of Fame. 

Andy, Sting, and Stewart Copeland — The Police — were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003.

Andy Summers Photography & Writing

Despite the demands of his music career Andy has also established himself as a writer and photographer with a number of books, essays and several photography collections. His works include Throb, Light Strings, Desirer Walks the Street, I’ll Be Watching You: Inside the Police, and A Certain Strangeness. Along with these published editions, Andy has held around fifty exhibitions across the world. In 2019 the Pavilion Populaire Montpellier France staged a three-month retrospective A Certain Strangeness which broke all attendance records and was later transferred to the Bonnafanten Museum Maastricht in The Netherlands for a further six months.

Andy then completed this run with his multi-media solo concert at the Metropolitan Museum of Art In New York June 2019.

Andy’s autobiography, One Train Later, voted number one music book in the UK 2006, has been made into a documentary film and was released in the summer of 2015 to glowing reviews. Andy continues to tour, write, photograph and has never stopped being a guitarist. 

One of the greatest guitar players of our generation, fans of Andy Summers know that this prolific artist will continue generating groundbreaking work for years to come.

On this site, you can explore Andy Summers photography by viewing online image galleries which include pictures from ThrobI’ll Be Watching You, and Desirer Walks the Streets. You can also look at Andy’s retrospective shows  “ A Certain Strangeness in Europe last year

Andy Summers Music

After the break-up of the Police in 1984, leaving a legacy as the number one band in the world for several years and one of the biggest selling bands of all time, Andy moved into his own career of nonstop creative output that has embraced many solo recordings, books, photo exhibitions, tours, film and composing. To date he has recorded fourteen solo albums:

 XYZ (1986), Mysterious Barricades (1988), The Golden Wire (1989), Charming Snakes (1990), World Gone Strange (1991), Synaethesia (1996), The Last Dance of Mr. X (1997), A Windham Hill Retrospective (1998), Green Chimneys (1999), Peggy’s Blue Skylight (2000), Earth + Sky (2004), The X Tracks (2005), Metal Dog (2015), Triboluminescence (2017).

Andy has also collaborated and recorded with a number of other artists, including:

Robert Fripp: I Advance Masked, (1982) and Bewitched (1984).

John Etheridge: Invisible Threads (1994).

Victor Biglione: Strings Of Desire (1998) and Splendid Brazil (2004).

Ben Verdery: First You Build a Cloud (2007).

Fernanda Takai: Fundamental  (2012).

Rob Giles: as Circa Zero Circus Hero (2015)