Oasis and The Verve photgrapher Brian Cannon is having an auction of memorabilia from his twenty years in the business. Check out his site for more info and click on for loads of new and unseen pictures. Here Oasis get comfy on the beach at Weston-super-Mare for the cover of ‘Roll With It’, the day before they played Glastonbury in 1995.
Oasis on the beach at Weston-super-Mare in 1995. They weren’t the first rock band to pose for photos on the sand – The Beatles were photographed there wearing Victorian bathing costumes in 1963.
Liam takes pictures on the set of the ‘D’You Know What I Mean?’ cover shoot in Wigan, Lancashire, in 1997. The track was the third single from ‘Be Here Now’ and went to Number One.
Liam faces down the camera in the Copthorne Tara hotel in London during photo shoots for ‘(What’s The Story) Morning Glory?’. The old fashioned camera Liam is staring into was used to execute the Polaroid shots of him seen on the inner album packaging. Photographer Brian Cannon is one of the people walking down Berwick Street on the album’s cover.
The Verve’s Richard Ashcroft photographed on Polaroid by Brian Cannon in Rockfield Studios, South Wales, whilst recording demos for ‘Urban Hymns’.
The set for the cover of ‘Don’t Look Back In Anger’, as seen through the photographer’s scaffolding and before the addition of all the flowers. Some shots were taken atop the gantry but went unused.
An outtake from the ‘Don’t Look Back In Anger’ cover shoot, depicting Noel’s guitars and amplifiers and some of the 10,000 carnations that were imported from Holland. 3,000 of them were dyed blue for the pictures.
Another Polaroid picture of The Verve’s Richard Ashcroft recording demos for ‘Urban Hymns’ as Rockfield Studios, in South Wales.
The Verve’s Richard Ashcroft recording tracks for ‘Urban Hymns’ at Rockfield Studios, in South Wales.
Richard Ashcroft poses for the camera in New York for an outtake from the ‘Lucky Man’ sleeve shoot. The band also shot the US video for the track in New York, while the British promo was filmed at the Thames Wharf complex near Battersea in London.
Liam Gallagher, journalist Paul Mathur and Oasis art director Brian Cannon pictured in a cab on the way to the ‘(What’s The Story) Morning Glory?’ launch party in 1995.