“Trevor Key was one of the secrets of the world of music and magazine photography. Three decades of work include milestones of each era: the 1973 photograph for Mike Oldfield’s Tubular bells (in the mid-70’s he joined forces with graphic designer Jamie Reid, in a partnership that concocted artwork for the Sex Pistols), his 80’s artwork for most of the leading indie bands – New Order, Joy Division, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Ultravox, signature portraits of Peter Gabriel and Phil Collins.
The photographic technique he invented in the mid-1980s and labelled Dichromat, has been dissected and copied by photographers ever since. ...He won the often-baffled admiration of his colleagues. Just how had he achieved a particular technique? Trevor would simply stroke the side of his nose, smile and mumble something about ‘magic’” Sue Steward, The Guardian.