Signed Rolling Stones Photograph by Gered Mankowitz
Signed Rolling Stones photograph by Gered Mankowitz
- 11" x 9"
- Limited edition of 100
- Premium Elite Photo Paper
- Retail value: $1,400
The uniquely acclaimed British photographer, Gered Mankowitz shot this vintage early years photo of the Rolling Stones in London. This went on to become the cover photograph for the double edition Rollling Stones archival collector's double set of books.
Gered Mankowitz is an English photographer who focused his career in the music industry. He has worked with a large number of well-known artists, from The Rolling Stones to Jimi Hendrix, and many of his photographs became the covers of these artists’ most successful albums. He has worked in all divisions of the photography industry including fashion, music, advertising, news, and private photography. He has worked from his own gallery in North London for the past 22 years.
When asked if he thought that his work influenced the image of the Rolling Stones, Mankowitz replied: "I think I contributed a lot when I did the cover of the album Between the Buttons. My contribution in the earlier sessions was based more on an honesty, a desire to communicate something about the Stones as people and not try and mask their personalities with any sort of technical or theatrical embellishments. I think that that’s why their manager liked the pictures and why the band were happy to work with me for such a long period of time - I photographed them as they were."
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