July 11, 2013 19:01

Rare and unseen photographs of The Smiths and Morrissey to be published in new book

'The Smiths' by former NME photographer Lawrence Watson will be published on August 12

Rare and unseen photographs of The Smiths and Morrissey to be published in new book

Photo: Lawrence Watson

A new book of rare and unseen images of Morrissey[a] and [a]The Smiths by former NME photographer Lawrence Watson is to be released in August.

The release of the book, The Smiths, on August 12 will coincide with the 25th anniversary of Watson's final shoot with Morrissey. The majority of the images in the book are previously unseen and context is provided by captions written by Watson himself.

Watson photographed the Manchester band throughout their career at various locations in Manchester including the Albert Finney store on Oldham Road and the Piccadilly Hotel - both for NME cover shots - and the Salford Lads Club.

Speaking about his work and the book, Watson said: "Resurrecting these photographs of Morrissey and The Smiths has reignited some wonderful memories of working with one of the greatest bands in the world. As their music will live on forever, so too will these photos which captured the group in their rawest form and convey what made them so special. For fans who, like me, were lucky enough to have been there - I share these with you".

The Smiths by Lawrence Watson will be available in paperback by Foruli Codex from August 12 and is priced at £20.


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