Amy Winehouse: For You I was a Flame

  • Things to do
0 Love It
© Jake Chessum

Kentish Town Road, February 5 2004

© Carolyn Djanogly

Scar Studios, Camden, April 2004

Taken following the success of Amy’s debut album ‘Frank’ in 2003, Carolyn Djangoly’s photo captures Winehouse looking fresh-faced in the days before her worldwide celebrity status took hold.

© Dean Chalkley / NME / IPC Media

Islington, 2006

© Dean Chalkley / NME / IPC Media

Outside the Studio, Islington, 2006

Often seen sporting their signature polo shirts, Amy teamed up with British fashion label Fred Perry and launched her self-titled collection of womenswear in 2011.

© Oscar Lasa

Camden Lock, June 13 2006

Amy took inspiration from jazz and R&B music. In an early interview, she listed Thelonious Monk, Jimi Hendrix and TLC as her greatest musical influences.

© Oscar Lasa

Camden Lock, June 13 2006

© Andy Willsher / NME / IPC Media

Isle of Wight, 2007

This was one of the busiest years of Amy’s career. She spent the summer promoting ‘Back to Black’ at festivals such as Glastonbury, Isle of Wight and Coachella.

© Andy Willsher / NME / IPC Media

Isle of Wight, 2007

In an interview with the Guardian in 2007, Amy told readers: ‘My greatest fear is dying old or never meeting Tony Bennett; if I never get to meet him, I might as well be dead.’ Amy Winehouse went on to record the duet "Body and Soul" with Tony Bennett on March 2011. It was the final recording made by Winehouse before her death on July 23, 2011.

© Andy Willsher / NME / IPC Media

Isle of Wight, 2007

Amy won Best British Female Artist at the 2007 Brit Awards. In her short lifetime, she was also awarded five Grammys and three Ivor Novellos. In 2012, she came 26th in VH1's '100 Greatest Women in Music'.

© Ross Kirton

Amy, London, 2009

Winehouse spent much of 2009 in Saint Lucia, where she was accused of stealing tourists' drinks and gave a troubled performance at the Saint Lucia Jazz Festival. Nevertheless she and the island had a love affair which led to widespread mourning among Saint Lucians after her death.


This is the year that Amy Winehouse would have turned 30. To mark the (tragically unrealised) occasion, venues across her home borough of Camden have combined to present #Amy's30, a month-long series of events and exhibitions.

Proud Camden kicks things off with ‘For You I was a Flame’, featuring photographs and portraits from throughout her career. Look out for works by graffiti artists Bambi and Mr. Brainwash, along with a piece by Gerald Laing from Winehouse’s own collection.

Get a sneak peek of some of the exhibition's portraits here

1 person listening